Unit 4222-208 (Hsc 027) Essay

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Outcome 1

Understand own responsibilities, and responsibilities of others, relting to health and safety in the work setting.

1. Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting.

The European Parliament issues Directives on all legislation, including Health & Safety. 1989 saw six Health & Safety Directives issued. They had to be applied as law by each of the Member countries. By authority given to the Secretary of Sate these Directives became Regulations enforceable from January 1st 1993. The Health & Safety at Work etc Act is the ʺparentʺ of all UK Health & Safety legislation.


This Act covers all people at work,
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Explain how to access additional support and information relating to health and safety
All units must have a health and safety poster outlining both the employers responsibilities and the employees responsibilities with the name of the health and safety contact.
All job descriptions’ and contracts must have health and safety issues relating to the individual and home within their wording NVQ/QCF Training have health and safety, manual handling, fire, food and first aid issues in the training programmes.
There are statutory requirements for health and safety, manual handling, fire, food and first aid to be trained in for general knowledge, i.e. what people should know and specific training, i.e. Manual Handling Trainer.
Trade magazines have articles/adverts regarding health and safety and training programmes for this Registration and Inspection Officers enquire into these issues and often ask carers about their training
Fire officers and Environmental Health officers can enquire regarding training and highlight inefficiencies’
Outcome 2
Understand the use of risk assessment in relation to health and safety.
2.1 Explain why it is important to assess health and safety hazards posed by the work setting or by particular activities

What is the difference between a

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