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identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care work setting
The main piece of legislation affecting the management of health and safety in educational establishments across all sectors is the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 (HSWA). This Act provides a framework for ensuring the health and safety..... [ for more details visit this link ]
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describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer
Weegy: he Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering work-related health and safety in the United Kingdom. [ It sets out a lot of your employer’s responsibilities for your health and safety at work. The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing health and safety at work.All employers, whatever the size of the business, must: make the workplace safe prevent risks to health ensure that plant and machinery is safe to use, and that safe working practices are set up and followed make sure that all materials are handled, stored and used safely provide adequate first aid facilities tell you about any potential hazards from the work you do, chemicals and other substances used by the firm, and give you information, instructions, training and supervision as needed set up emergency plans make sure that ventilation, temperature, lighting, and toilet, washing and rest facilities all meet health, safety and welfare requirements check that the right work equipment is provided and is properly used and regularly maintained prevent or control exposure to substances that may damage your health take precautions against the risks caused by flammable or explosive hazards, electrical equipment, noise and radiation avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling and if it can't be avoided, take precautions to reduce the risk of injury provide health supervision as needed provide protective clothing or equipment free of charge if risks can't be removed or adequately controlled by any other means ensure that the right warning signs are provided and looked after report certain accidents, injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences to either the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or the local authority, depending on the type of business ] (More)
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the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer are :
-To make the workplace safe,
- To make sure all machinery is stored and used correctly,
- Make sure all protective clothing is being used,
- To report all injuries,
- To take reasonable care of your own health and safety,
- To co-operate with your employer.
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outline the main responsabilities in health and safety of: self , manager, others in the work setting
Weegy: rights as an employee to work in a safe and healthy environment are given to you by law, and generally can't be changed or removed by your employer. [ The most important rights are: as far as possible, to have any risks to your health and safety properly controlled to be provided, free of charge, with any personal protective and safety equipment if you have reasonable concerns about your safety, to stop work and leave your work area, without being disciplined to tell your employer about any health and safety concerns you have to get in touch with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or your local authority if your employer won't listen to your concerns, without being disciplined to have rest breaks during the working day, to have time off from work during the working week, and to have annual paid holiday ] User: identify tasks relating to health and safety that should not be carried out without special training (More)
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explain how to acess additional support and information relating to health and safety
Weegy: There are a lot of ways that you can do or places you can go to to access support and information relating to health and safety. The internet is always a good source of information. [ If you have more time, you may visit Government departments or private associations that are related to health and safety. Friends and people you know will always be a good source of information. ^_^ ] (More)
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explain how and when to report pencial health and safety risks
Weegy: there are legal, moral / ethical and financial reasons to assess health and safety hazards. Legally - you must assess hazards and risks and take appropriate measures to prevent accidents from happening. [ [ Not doing so can result in substantial fines so this is also linked to the financial incentive. Morally it is not right for workers to be injured at work for the sake of the employer's profit. Financially - even a minor injury can cost an organisation between ?7 and ?35 pounds so it will really add up if you have a lot of accidents and the more serious the accident the more it costs. Add into that the cost of fines and uninsured losses not covered by Employer's Liability Insurance then you will see that accidents can jeopardise the profitability of a company. Proper assessment of hazards and management of risks adds to the overall good management of a company - in my experience companies who manage health and safety well tend to be well managed in all aspects of the business and to be more profitable overall. ] ] (More)
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describe different types of accidents and sudden ilness that may occur in the health and care sector
Weegy: Sudden Illness as a Cause of Motor-vehicle Accidents B. HERNER, B. SMEDBY, and L. [ YSANDER From the Department of Medicine, Varberg County Hospital, Varberg, and the Department of Social Medicine, University of Uppsala, Sweden Forty-one of the 44,255 road accidents reported to the police in one region of Sweden during 1959-63 were, or probably were, caused by sudden illness in the driver of a motor-vehicle. All 4I were males. The illness was most often due to epilepsy or myocardial infarction. Eight drivers died at the wheel from their disease. No other persons were killed in the 4I accidents. Only in I9 out of the 4I cases was there any possibility of a previous medical examination having indicated that the man was unfit to drive. In view of this, and the extremely small proportion-about I in i,ooo-of accidents caused by sudden illness at the wheel, there is little point in providing for general measures such as periodic medical examination to prevent these accidents. Attention should be directed to other types of accidents and other groups of drivers. ] (More)
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