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In this statement I am going to talk about three legislations which include HASAW 1974, COSHH 2002 and RIDDOR. I will relate this legislation on how they affect the service user and service provider and I shall give a few examples of each

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Discuss the application of health and safety legislation In this statement I am going to talk about three legislations which include HASAW 1974, COSHH 2002 and RIDDOR. I will relate this legislation on how they affect the service user and service provider and I shall give a few examples of each legislation and how it relates to the placement which I am attending. HASAW 1974 HASAW stands for Health and Safety at Work. This legislation covers the whole of UK. This act has prominent importance if the work area is a care setting because the service users are more likely to be young, vulnerable also they may be unable to manage and maintain their own Health and Safety. In a care setting workplace employees have to ensure the wellbeing and the safety of their workers also to provide as well as maintaining the equipment and the work systems in the sense to keep them safe. For example if there is a spillage how is it dealt with? ...read more.

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They were these kinds of clothes because they are not afraid to get them dirty or get paint on them because this is what usually happens in a nursery. In care setting there are lots of things which you can do to keep the work setting healthy and safe such as installing a smoking alarm and a burglar alarm as well as indicating the fire exists. Have emergency light system in extreme cases of emergencies. As well as polices and codes of practice. The reason to have the above are to alert danger, to protect individuals, to provide information and instruction and to monitor the environment of hazards. COSHH 2002 COSHH stands for control of substances hazardous to health. This legislation covers such things like where the cleaning things are kept. For example in my care setting the cleaning stuff are stored in a locked cupboard which are out of reach of the children at all times. ...read more.

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The carers must be aware of accidents, dangerous incidents and injures that may occur in their care setting while they are working. If an accident happens it immediately has to be dealt with as well as recorded. For example in the placement which I attend there is such a thing as an accident book. In this book all the accidents that happen no matter how small they may be has to be recorded, such things as if the child has a bad full or if the child got a paper cut both would have to be recorded in the accident book. This legislation helps the service user and service providers by making you aware of what these implications and the regulations have on the care setting. The RIDDOR requires every work setting to have a first aid especially if it is a care setting for children. People who work can suffer from any injuries or may fall ill. If this occurs in the workplace it is important that they be given instant attention. First aid at work can prevent minor injuries becoming major ones. ...read more.

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