Health And Social Care Level 3 Unit 8 P1

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Legislation is a law or a set of laws that are suggested by the government and passed through parliament who then decide whether or not to make them official. These laws are then final and must be followed. Within health and social care, there are a variety of legislations that influence practice. For example the current legislations in place are the Health and Safety at work act, Food safety act, data protection act, civil contingencies act and the care standards act. All of these are enforced in Riverglade house. The Health and Safety at work act This came into place in 1974. Employers must comply with the Act, because it regulates the workplace. Employers must:  Provide and maintain safety equipment and safe systems of work.  Ensure materials…show more content…
Employers with five or more employees are required to carry out a full risk assessment for the organisation. Employers must:  Ensure that all health and safety precautions that are identified by the risk assessment are carried out  Provide clear information and training for employees Care Homes Regulations Every care home requires a fully qualified manager, it is this persons job to ensure that the care home is free of any hazards and that any threats are identified and dealt with immediately. Also if the manager feels as if a certain employee is incompetent or causing harm to service users, the manager must suspend the employee and an investigation will be carried out. It is also the managers role to inform the Care Quality Commission as soon as possible if there are any events that can endanger the safety of an individual. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)- requires employees to:  Ensure that themselves and others are sufficiently trained and supervised  Prepare plans to use in case of emergencies, incidents and accidents  Ensure procedures are always

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