Unit 8 Health And Social Care Nvq2

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Understand how health and safety legislation is implemented in the health and social care workplace. Risk and hazards are a part of our daily life and they are depending on influencing factors like: age, cultural background and society. It gives different types of risks such as calculated; for example; extreme sport the risk to get injure is high. Foreseen; for example by driving, fasten seat belts to reduce the injuries by accident. Unforeseen, is a risk you can’t calculate. But what is about the risks and hazards at the work place?” Every time you set foot in your workplace you are subject to a number of hazards with respect to the environment and the people whom you work” ( According to Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, Tilmouth ,Davies-Ward, Williams,2011).…show more content…
What does this meant? ” If an organisation has more than five employees, the employer must ensure that there is a written health and safety policy. (According to Leadership & Management in Health and Social Care, Mckibbin, Walton 2012) this includes to evaluate potential risks at the work place under the requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999. To make sure that employer and employees not get overwhelming with legislation, policies and regulation, therefore it gives the ‘umbrella act’ which provides a clear guide about the different facets which makes up the whole. The ‘umbrella act’ covers; Manual Handling Regulation 1992, RIDDOR1995, Health and Safety First Aid Regulation 1981, COSHH 2002 and Management Of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999. ”Organisation has a legal duty to manage reasonably foreseen risks” (According to HNC in Social Care, Bingham, Busby, Conner, Grier, Price, Russell, Shaw

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