The Importance Of Cosh: The Food Safety Act

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COSHH- COSHH is the legislation that require there to be a control of any substances that are harmful and injurious to health by the employers. It requires that there be labels on the hazardous substances like bleach which can cause chemical burns. Employers need to know how to use the hazardous substances and a risk assessment of anyone is exposed to the hazardous substance and also making preparations in case anyone is exposed to the hazardous substances. Employers need to train and provide instruction to employees on how to use the substances and what do to should anything go wrong. Controlled substances need to be kept safely and in proper storage where they can only be accessed by those authorised to do so. In a day centre, service providers …show more content…
It requires that any food labelled is labelled and presented in the way the consumer expects it and is not advertised deceivingly or any form or way that is misleading. Nothing should be added with the food or removed from it and the food shouldn’t be treat in any way that is hazardous to the consumer’s health is another point this legislations enforces. The last point of this act is that food should be served and sold to the consumer by the nature and quality that the consumers should expect. If the service user at a day centre is told and informed that they are getting chicken breast and mashed potatoes, they should be getting just that with nothing else added or removed. It should be presented how they expect it, not like processed chicken and a baked …show more content…
Employers need to know the manual handling policy and train employers to know the policy as well as prevent risk and injury. They also need to take advantage of any available resources like equipment provided by the employer. The three main points of MHOR is first the avoidance of any manual handling operations that are hazardous so far that it is reasonable practical. The second is the assessment beforehand of any unavoidable manual handling operations that pose as a hazard. Lastly the regulation states to reduce the risk of injury. For example, in a residential home or hospital there may be boxes of medical equipment or medicine that may be need to be moved; the employees would need to check if they can move it without injury to themselves or others before actually doing anything about it. If a service user who needs help getting out of bed in a residential home, the service provider would need to use equipment like a hoist to lift the service user up to minimize risk and

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