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Running head: Importance of safety 1Importance of safety at Workplace
Importance of safety2ContentsIntroduction.................................................................................................................................................3Task 1..........................................................................................................................................................41.1 Acts, policies and procedure at my workplace...................................................................................41.2 Assessing the responsibilities............................................................................................................71.3 Priorities for the safety of health at my workplace...........................................................................10Task 2........................................................................................................................................................122.1 Information from risk assessments carried out for Connor Sparrowhawk.......................................122.2 impact of risk assessment policy......................................................................................................142.3The effect of non-compliance with RIDDOR..................................................................................162.4dilemmas.........................................................................................................................................18Task 3........................................................................................................................................................203.1 monitoring and reviewing of health and safety policies...................................................................203.2 policies and practice........................................................................................................................223.3 Contributions...................................................................................................................................24Conclusion.................................................................................................................................................25References.................................................................................................................................................26
Importance of safety3IntroductionHealth is the most vital concern for human being and safety is inside linked to thehealth services. Health and safety at workplace is foremost for every organization.Improper managed health and safety programs may lead organization in serious long termconsequences. It is the moral responsibility of employers to protect health and safety oftheir employees (Burke, Clarke and Cooper, 2011). Various kinds of laws and policies willbe reflected in the report in the context of health and safety at work place. As per casestudy of Connor Sparrow hawk, the influence of risk assessment on cornor and his familywill be discussed in the report. Dilemmas related to Connor’s care at Slade House will bedefined in adequate manner. The special consideration will be reflected to recognize therisk associated. The importance of continuous monitor and implement of health and safetylegislation for the health and social care workplace will be reflected in the report.
Importance of safety4Task 11.1 Acts, policies and procedure at my workplaceThere are various policies and procedure for communicating information regarding health andsafety in the workplace of health and social care. Safety is an integral part in the health careorganization that is why it is indispensable to have the effective policies procedure so that thepatient can be secured and ensured that they would be treated under proper treatment.Healthand safety at work act 1974A broad range of concern regarding heath, safety and welfare has been comprised underthis act. As per this act, the employees of the health and special care are responsible to giveproper care to the patient.Management of health and safety at work regulations 1992This act is the outcome of the refining act of health and safety at work act 1974 and thisact necessitate employers to carry out the risk assessment and help to recording a noteworthyfinding. It facilitates to make arrangements for executing the health and safety measures, toprovide the concise information regarding health and safety.Health and safety regulations 1981The main concern of this act to make sure that the all relevant first aid equipments shouldbe available at workplace. Qualified first aiders must present at the place of my work andemployees of the organization must aware about the first aid arrangements.Food safety act 1990, food safety regulations 1995 and food and safety regulations 1995
Importance of safety5These acts are focused on the food procedure at the health and social care at my work place. Itcomprises the services of food, cooking procedure and the requirement of registration for foodbusinesses. As per these regulations the local authorities are liable to enforcement throughenvironmental health standards. The local standard agency can take interventions if localauthorities are unable to meet the requirement of these acts.Figure 1: model of health and social care systemSource: (Christian, et. al., 2009).The above mentioned health and safety regulation has been employed in the health and socialcare workplace. There are various departments in UK health care organization and thisdepartment is responsible to maintain the model that is given above. The Reporting of Injuries,Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR) was executed in 2013 whichinvolved the provision for the organization of health and safety to how to follow the reporting ofinjuries and accidents that take place at the work place. As per the RIDDOR procedure, the data
Importance of safety6of entire occurred injuries and accidents should be recorded in an appropriate and systematicmanner and if severe injury or accidents are happened that should be informed to the pertinentmanagement personnel of the organization. The graphical sign boards should be considered atthe workplace because it attracts the attention of an individual quickly and also be utilized toconvey the message language which will be helpful for those people who are unable tounderstand the English language.
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