Unit 27 understanding health and safety in the business workplace

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UNIT 27 UNDERSTANDINGHEALTH AND SAFETY INTHE BUSINESSWORKPLACE
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1P1Explain the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety and securityof those employed in business...............................................................................................1TASK 2............................................................................................................................................2P2) Describing the Requirement of Healthy and Safe Workplace as Applied to the PhysicalEnvironment, Equipment and Legislation Used.....................................................................2TASK 3............................................................................................................................................3P3. Roles and responsibilities for health and safety...............................................................3TASK 4............................................................................................................................................5P4. Plan a risk assessment for administrative work environment in NHS.............................5CONCLUSION...............................................................................................................................7REFERENCES................................................................................................................................8..........................................................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTIONHealth and safety is most essential and important within workplace. Health and safetyprocedures are put in workplace to prevent employees from being harmed and becoming ill dueto work. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is most important and primary piece of regulationcovering health and safety in the UK. Therefore, health and safety of employees is most essentialand important for success of an organisation. For this project NHS is chosen health and socialcare which was established in 1948. This report divided into different parts which covers affectof health and safety regulations within working environment of business. Requirements forhealthy, safe and productive working conditions will also include in this project. Along with this,roles and responsibilities of an individual about how to maintain workplace safety is alsodiscuses in this assignment. At last, different ways about how to assess and manage risk relatedwith health and safety is also a most essential part of this project.TASK 1P1. Explain the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety and security ofthose employed in businessLegal requirements means entire statutes, codes, laws, acts, judgements, decrees,injunctions, directions, ordinances, order and neds of all government which nowadays or at anytime period hereafter may be relevant to or needed in relations with the Premises.I) key features of legislation and regulations on health and safetyUnder this, Management of Health and Safety at theWork Regulations 1999 and Healthand Safety at Work Act 1974are two main necessary acts of health and safety legislations.These set of standards should be met to assure health and safety of all the staff members whichmany impacted through work activity. NHS follows these both the health and safety relatedregulations. An execution of these both regulations do not have to daunting, costly affair andtime consuming. In this, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is governmental appointed bodythat responsible for enforcing the health and safety legislation at workplace in United Kingdom.In addition to this, HASAWA permit government to issue the guidance, regulations and alsoApproved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) for managers.These set the responsibilities for employerin each aspects of the workplace safety, hazardous chemicals etc. On the other hand, it is aresponsibility of employer in NHS to protect health, welfare and safety at workplace for all the1
staff members. Employer should provide the better training facilities, information, supervisionsand instructions to staff members. In addition to this, staff should be aware about the instructionswhich given through producers and suppliers of equipments.II)How they are applied to working conditions in a selected organisationNHS (National Health Service) is health related service provider in England, NHSScotland, NHS Wales. In the organisation, different number of employees are work with the aimof achieving better outcomes within given time duration. Work Regulations 1999 and Health andSafety at Work Act 1974, both are consider most useful act which must be followed by NHS.With the help of these act, they can easily retain employees for long time and accomplish betterresults within given time duration.For example:while providing better services to the patient,Work Regulations 1999 and Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 are consider most usefullegislation. All these are identify better legislation which will help employees to treat all patientsin better manner.III) Their application to the workplace rather than repeating vast amounts of lawWork Regulations 1999 and Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 are identify mostessential and useful laws which are applicable in providing safety to the employees. DataProtection Act 1998, Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988, Computer Misuse Act 1990,Freedom of Information Act 2000 etc. All these act must be follow by NHS to provide healthyand safety working environment to their employees. All these laws are most essential andeffective for the success and development of an organisation within an enterprise.TASK 2P2. Describing the Requirement of Healthy and Safe Workplace as Applied to the PhysicalEnvironment, Equipment and Legislation UsedIt is important for NHS to take into consideration about the safety and security of theiremployees such as by providing them with proper working conditions and good and safeenvironment for their working(Almond and Gray, 2017). As the employees will be providedwith good working environment than it will help in the motivation, dedication and efficientworking of the employees of the company. Good physical working environment provided to theemployees will also helps in reducing the number of accidents occurred in the organisation. Forexample, sharp edges and cuts leads to unwanted injuries to the employees or the visitors which2
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