Unit 4222-306 Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care [ HSC037]
Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
1.1 Fire Precautions Act 1971
Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 [RIDDOR]
Health and Safety of Work Act 1974
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Legislation 2002 [COSHH]
By following the main principles of health and safety legislation we can reduce accidents in the workplace, this legislation sets out my employers responsibility for my health and safety while in work and I and fellow workers are obliged by law to read and follow these policies and procedures, which we have agreed to when we signed our contract of employment, and not carry out tasks such as manual handling, administration of medication or any other task which we have not received specific training.
Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety
2.1 By following policies and procedures, reading care plans, manual handling, knowing my homes fire policy, etc and using the correct equipment [hoists, slide sheets, gloves aprons] which has been made available to me to complete my tasks safely I can reduce any risk to myself the resident and fellow workers. Each and every individual in my residential home has their own personal care plan and manual handling plan which has been produced specifically to them and updated and reviewed at regular intervals by our assistant manager.
Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
3.1 Working with residents who have certain problems and disabilities means that at times I am sometimes faced with accidents and illness, it my responsibility as a senior care to deal with these when they happen, often they happen on a week day when my manager is available and she will make the appropriate action, sometimes as is the case with accidents and...