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Q: explain how health and safety policies and procedures protect those in social care settings
A: All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Health and safety is about stopping you getting hurt at work or ill through work. [ Your employer is responsible for health and safety, but you must help. 1 Decide what could harm you in your job and the precautions to stop it. This is part of risk assessment. 2 In a way you can
understand, explain how risks will be controlled and tell you who is responsible for this. 3 Consult and work with you and your health and safety representatives in protecting everyone from harm in the workplace. 4 Free of charge, give you the health and safety training you need to do your job. 5 Free of charge, provide you with any equipment and protective clothing you need, and ensure it is properly looked after. 6 Provide toilets, washing facilities and drinking water. 7 Provide adequate first-aid facilities. 8 Report major injuries and fatalities at work to our Incident Contact Centre: 0845 300 9923. Report other injuries, diseases and dangerous incidents online at 9 Have insurance that covers you in case you get hurt at work or ill through work. Display a hard copy or electronic copy of the current insurance certificate where you can easily read it. 10 Work with any other employers or contractors sharing the workplace or providing employees (such as agency workers), so that everyone?s health and safety is protected. ........... ]
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