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Legislation to Promote Health and Safety

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´╗┐Manoj Gurung Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 These regulations were first introduced in 1995. Their aim is to make sure that food hygiene is regulated across Europe and that food poisoning is prevented by ensure that: 1. Food areas are kept in a clean and good condition and maintain the standards of personal hygiene; 2. Foods are cooked thoroughly; 3. Foods are kept at the appropriate temperature; 4. Prevention of cross-contamination is put into practice All health and social care settings need to ensure that their kitchens meet the requirements of the regulation. The staff and clients using the kitchen need to make sure they wear aprons and gloves at all times to ensure that cross-contamination is prevented and hygiene is promoted. There should be separate chopping boards available for raw and ready-to-eat foods in the kitchen. Good hygiene should be practiced at all times because raw/uncooked food can come into contact with cooked foods and this can cause food poisoning. Relating to P1, as pre-schoolers and still young, their digestive system and immune system would not have developed properly so they would be lot more in danger from hygiene, diseases, virus, bacteria and food poisonings. The school should make sure that they have had a properly risk assessed their kitchen area, and also that they have hired someone with proper qualifications to cook their lunch. ...read more.

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By doing this the employer would be able realise all the factors that are present which causes accidents or incident and then they would be able to risk assess and minimise the threats. http://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/TendringDC/Business/Health+and+Safety/hse31x.htm Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (CHOSHH) 2002 It is formed to make sure that employer control exposure to hazardous substances in the work place. Employer need to make sure that they have provided information, instruction and training for employees. They have to provide proper equipment to employees so that they will be safe from hazard. For e.g. they need to provide gloves if they are allergic to the cleaning spay. Employee need to make sure that they have put all the equipment in right order and stored in a safe place. They should not re-use containers designed for a different substance. They need to make sure that the storage areas should be locked and out of reach if the children are present. If you are a care worker and you have an allergy to a certain kind of chemicals then this legislation helps you to get that safety equipment that will help to prevent your allergies. If you did the risk assessment then you will find out the hazards and you will know how to overcome it, and it also helps to make everybody safe including yourself as well. ...read more.

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The main requirement of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations is that employers must carry out risk assessments to eliminate or reduce risks. Employers with five or more employees need to record the significant findings of a risk assessment. It is recommended that staff receive health and safety training to assist in achieving their aims. In every work place maintenance of a working environment for employees that is safe, without risks to health, adequate as regard facilities and arrangement. Employers to minimise the health risks associated with manual handling which involves lifting, carrying, moving, holding, pushing, lowering, pulling or restraining an object or person. Employers should: 1. Avoid the need to life, carry, push, pull, lower or support loads wherever possible 2. Mechanise task where they cannot be avoided by the use of trolleys, barrows, lifts or hoists 3. Carry out risk assessments, which take into account the work task, the activity involved, individual capacity, working environment and other factors. 4. Provide a safe work place 5. Ensure there is a safe access to and from the work place 6. Provide information on safety training Employees have to: 1. Take reasonable care for their own safety and others 2. Co-operate with the employer and respect health and safety matters 3. Not intentionally damage any health and safety equipment or materials provide by the employer Health and Social Care Level 3 Unit 3 ? Health and Safety and Security in Health and Social Care ...read more.

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