Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies,
Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or
Children and Young People’s Settings.
1.1: Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting.
My understanding of the Laws and Legislations that I work within my role as a Manager at XXXX. At my place of work we provide a homely environment in a care setting staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In our setting we work within a number of laws and legislations such as; Care Standards Act, Disability Act 1989, Leaving Care Act 2000, Health and Safety 1974, Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 etc..
The legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting.
The health and Safety at Work Act 1974 or HASAW or HSW is the primary piece of legislation and is responsible for enforcing the act and a number of other acts relevant to the working environment. It also states that all staff are to take reasonable care of themselves and others around them and for their safety.
There are differences between Acts and regulations being :
An act is something which is passed by parliament. An act of parliament is the primary legislation of the UK, the law.
A regulation is a rule in writing and sets out the way in which an act will be implemented and enforced.
Regulations are ‘bye laws’ which are made by e.g. Local councils and are not always applicable to all for example : health and safety regulations are for people in work; speed restrictions are applicable to that particular locality.
In our organisation we must have a designated Health and Safety representative who will take the responsibility along with myself of monitoring and recording all records and reports, these include risk assessments.
1.2: Analyse how policies, procedures and practices in own setting meet health, safety and risk management requirements
This Risk Management Standard is the result of work by a team drawn from...