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explain how risk assessment can help address dilemmas between rights and health and safety concerns
Weegy: Employers must ensure that policies and procedures are in place to protect home carers while they are at work by: • Carrying out suitable risk assessments that take account of the real risks faced by home care workers • Providing health and safety [ training and information as well as refresher training so that care workers are confident in carrying out their duties • Ensuring that a reporting system is set up that encourages care workers to report and record incidents and accidents • Monitoring, evaluating and reviewing practices and procedures on a regular basis. Employers’ legal duties Under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSW) 1999, employers have a legal duty to assess all risks to the health and safety of employees. If the risk assessment shows that it is not possible for the work to be done safely, then other arrangements must be put in place ] (More)
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describe different types accidents and sudden illness that may occur in own work setting
Weegy: Some accidents do, however, occur more frequently than others in general. [ -Slips and Trips -Manual Handling -Workplace Traffic Accidents -Electrical Accidents -Other Areas The areas mentioned are probably the main causes of the most frequent accidents in the workplace in general. However, other areas to be aware of include: Working with hazardous chemicals Working where fire is present Working with plant and heavy machinery ] (More)
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describe different types of accident and sudden illness that may occur in own work setting
Weegy: If an accident or sudden illness occurs follow appropriate policies and procedures, by ringing the correct emergency service and contact your manager for further advice. (More)
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outline the procedures tobe followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur
Weegy: Procedures to be followed: ensuring and maintaining safety for individuals concerned and others eg clearing the area, [ safely moving equipment if possible; remaining calm; sending for help; assessing the individual for injuries; administering basic first aid if necessary and if trained to do so; staying with the injured/sick individual until help arrives; observing and noting any changes in condition; providing a full verbal report to relevant medical staff or others; completing a full written report and relevant documentation eg accident report, incident report; understanding the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working for the work setting ] (More)
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identify legislation that relates to moving and handling
Weegy: The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, which implement the Manual Handling of Loads Directive, [ came into effect on 1 January 1993 and apply to all manual handling activity with a risk of injury. The Regulations impose duties on employers self employed people and employees. Employers must avoid all hazardous manual handling activity where it is reasonably practicable to do so. ] (More)
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