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Copy of Unit 3: Health, Safety & Security in HSC
Transcript of Copy of Unit 3: Health, Safety & Security in HSC
Legislations & Guidelines
This legislation carries out risk assessments before opening and then they are regularly checked and their Health and Safety policy is also reviewed often. Everyone also has to have their own individual responsibilities for Health and Safety. All accidents that occur at work are recorded and this legislation provides safety equipment, information and training. They have insurance for liability which is compulsory and public insurance which has been recommended to have.The employers have reasonable care of your own health and safety and others and they are not allowed to deliberately jeopardize someones health and safety.
& Food Safety Regulations 1995
Environmental health inspectors
The health inspectors have many different
jobs within this legislation.
Employers should always
encourage their employees to avoid
using manual handling operations
when looking after and helping patients.
The United Kingdom has one of the
lowest accident at work rates in the world.
There is a Health & Safety Executive based in England,
Wales and Northern Ireland and there is a Scottish Executive
which is based in Scotland.
The Employers have their own responsibility
for everyone including the premises, employees,
visitors, service users and workers from other places.
They inspect food, seize food, condemn it, serve notice of improvement where they feel it is
necessary and they can close down temporary or permanent jobs if they do not follow these
guidelines which have been put into place. Businesses can also be prosecuted because of the health inspectors, it is up to them to close down
any businesses that they think should be.
The Food safety (general food hygiene)
regulations 1995 can be linked to
the Food Safety Act in 1990.
This legislation tries to prevent cases of food poisoning from happening, making sure that food areas and surfaces are kept clean at all times, personal hygiene is essential, food is cooked thoroughly and is kept at the right temperatures
that it is required to be at and that cross-contamination is trying to be prevented by using
the different chopping boards for different sorts of foods.
If manual handling operations cannot be
avoided for some reason or another then they
need to be accessed to find out reasons why
manual handling cannot be refrained.
Steps need to be taken into consideration on how to reduce the risk of manual handling for the safety of the employees and the service users.
Employers need to encourage employees to let the patient have independent movement wherever possible.
Every lift procedure needs to be planned before to ensure that it is safe to go ahead with it. Using lifting aids should be encouraged when moving a patient so that they are at less risk of being injured.
You need to make sure that loads are close to the body to avoid balance loss and straining injuries. Repetitive lifts need to be avoided so that people do not get injuries such as Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI).
This legislation states that
relevant information is stored only,
making sure that it is accurate and
Do not hold the
for longer than
it is needed
This legislation is
protected against unauthorised
access and accidental destruction
After death every individuals
records need to be retained for
8 years before disposing of them.
must be kept until
they are 25 years
have a qualification
in Leadership and
Care Services or be
studying for one.
Risks need to be
identified and eliminated where it is possible to do so.
This legislation states
that incompetent or
need to be suspended
for a certain amount of
The Care Quality
Commission must be informed
immediately if anything happens
that could endanger the well-being
of the safety of the residents.
This legislation was
published in 2003
following the Care
Standards Act in 2000.
The basis of
are produced by
the Care Quality
There are many
of the Care Minimum
for older people
This Authority has
a Vetting and Barring
Scheme. Vetting means
that people get checked
before they are employed to see
if they are suitable for a particular
job and barring means to they can
stop people from working at
a particular place if they think
they are not suitable anymore for
This was then
replaced by the Protection
of Vulnerable Adults (PoVA)
This is where it
is an offence to work
If someone applies for work
if they have previously convicted
(even if time has been spent).
It is the
to get this
has to produce
There is only
one policy and
procedure that is
Health & Safety.
Mandatory means that it
is compulsary to have this
policy and procedure.
Other policies and procedures
there are is:
Disposal of waste
Security of premises
are not compulsary
but it is bad practise
without these. It is not
illegal or against the law
not to have these but it is
good to have them.
How do these six health and safety legislation's promote the safety of an individual?
Health and Safety at work Act 1974
This Act promotes the safety of an individual by many different ways. They make sure that if there is a wet floor then a sign has been put down so people are aware of it so they do not slip and injure themselves. They also make sure that all equipment they need to use has been tested to make sure that it works correctly and that it is safe to use it. Risk assessments are also taken out regularly to make sure that the working environment is safe for people to work in.
Food safety Act 1990 &
Food Safety Regulations 1995
This Act promotes the safety of an individual by making sure that cases of food poisoning is prevented from happening, making sure that food areas and surfaces are kept clean at all times, personal hygiene is at a high standard, food is cooked thoroughly and is kept at the right temperatures that is required so that people do not become ill and that cross-contamination is trying to be prevented by making sure people use different chopping boards for different sorts of foods they are preparing.
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
This Act promotes the safety of an individual by making sure that Employers are always encouraging their employees to avoidusing manual handling operations when looking after and helping patients so that they do not injure themselves and the people they are looking after. Employers should also make sure that every lift procedure needs to be planned before to ensure that it is safe to go ahead with it. Using lifting aids should be encouraged when moving a patient so that themselves and the career are at less risk of being injured.
Data Protection Act 1998
This Act promotes the safety of an individual by making sure that relevant information is stored only, and that it is accurate and current. This is because if someone is in hospital they need to know about them and all their information. If their information is incorrect then things could go wrong. Everyones information should be kept confidential to make sure that the safety of an individual is kept at all times.
Care Home Regulations
This Act promotes the safety of an individual by making sure that all managers have a qualification in leadership and managment in care services or studying one so that they can work in a care home. Risks must be identified and eliminated where possible so that residents and careers do not injure themselves e.g. there is a wet floor but there is no wet floor sign to make people aware of this incident.
Care Minimum Standards
This Act promotes the safety of an individual by making sure that suitable risk assessments are carried out to make sure that the particular care setting is safe to prevent service users and care workers from injuring themselves. A reporting system should be created so that if there was an accident it can be reported and recorded so that procedures can be carried out to prevent this incident from happening again and injuring anyone else.