Understand the current Legislative framework and organisational health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices that are relevant to health, and social care or children and young people’s settings
1.1Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting
Northern Ireland has three different types of laws that are followed: we have common law which is not in writing, we have statue law which is in written down in acts and we also have European directives. The status law is primary legislation which is passed through parliament and failure to comply with it could end up in a fine or even prosecution. There are many Orders and Acts ...view middle of the document...
As a company with more than five staff we have a health and safety police in place we give copies to all members of staff when commencing employment.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 and 2004 amendment
Most hazardous substances are covered by the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (COSHH NI). However some of the most hazardous substances are covered by separate legislation. We enforce this in polices to ensure staff is aware how to control substances and how to keep clients and themselves safe from harm. VG
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 amended in 2002
The LOLER Regulations aim to make working life safer for everyone using and coming into contact with lifting equipment. This regulation is for all work places whether they lift loads or they lift people, equipment has to be put in place. We follow this in our polices to ensure we follow the law as we would be liable if someone was to get hurt while lifting when equipment should be in place.
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
This regulation is put in place so that employees, contractors, clients or customers are all taken care of the aim of the regulation is to reduce damage by assessing all potential risks and to create action plans for emergencies. We ensure safety is maintained at all times throughout the country.
Personal Protective Equipment at work Regulations 1992
This regulation is where all companies have to provide employees with protective equipment needed to keep them safe whilst working. All companies including our own company have to follow this law to ensure employees are kept safe at all times.
Reporting of injuries, Diseases Dangerous Occurrence Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
The regulations requires “responsible persons” to report deaths at work, major injuries caused by accidents at work, injuries to persons not at work that requires hospital treatment, injuries arising from accidents in hospitals and dangerous occurrences. My company has designated manager who all assistant managers pass on any incidents, accidents and then she reports them on.
Work Place (Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations) 1992
This is where the work place has to ensure that there is adequate:
(f) Room dimensions and space
(g) Reasonable cleanliness
(h) Proper illumination
(i) Adequate free space
Manual Handling Regulations 1992
This is defined, as any transporting or supporting of load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carry or moving there of) by hand or by bodily force. All companies should have polices in place and ensure all staff is aware of them.
Food Safety Act 1990
This regulation is to ensure all food suppliers don’t sell contaminated food and don’t falsely describe the food. We have safety policy in place which is to be adhered to at all times.