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P2 Describe how key legislation in relation to Health, Safety and Security influences health and social delivery

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National Diploma Health and Social Care in Health Studies Unit 3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care Teacher: Jeanette Salt Sarah-Jane Burke P2 Describe how key legislation in relation to Health, Safety and Security influences health and social delivery P3 Using examples from work experience describe how policies and procedures promote health, safety and security in the health and social care workplace Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 or HASAW All care settings have statutory responsibilities for providing a safe and healthy working condition to its employees. Training and supervision will be given to employees to ensure their working practices are safe to themselves and others. Also, the care setting has a duty to make sure that members of public are not put at risk. It also needs to have risks assessment, policies and procedures on how to promote health and safety. Policies and procedures differ at each care setting as they are personally devised for their setting. All workplace must control the risk of fire and conduct fire drills, as well as risk assessments on the likelihood of fire. They must also provide information, instruction and training to employees. This policy helps the staff and patients to act correctly and promptly if a fire should occur. ...read more.

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All staff must have manual handling training and make sure that the demands of their job do not exceed their abilities to carry out work without risk themselves and others. All staff will have manual handling training every year so they know the right way to manual handling either objects, such as hoist, trolley, chair or patients and they will not cause harm or injury to themselves and others. The policy helps to promote a safer handling environment that will hopefully avoid long-term back injuries and also ensures all staff are competent in patient manual handling and that they carry out manual handling in a way that enhances the independence of a patient and offers dignity and respect. Data Protection Act 1998 All work places should have a confidentiality policy to protect its clients/staff and meet the requirement of data protection Act 1998. Data may only be used for the specific purposes for which it was collected. Data must not be disclosed to other parties without the consent of the individual whom it is about. An example of this could be if a relative of a patient has asked for information about them, if the patient has not given permission then anyone involved in the care of that patient cannot discuss this type of information. ...read more.

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Group D - drugs or other pharmaceutical products. Group E - items used to dispose of urine, faeces and other bodily secretions or excretions which do not fall within Group A, this includes used disposable bed pans or bed pan liners, incontinence pads, stoma bags and urine containers where there is no risk of blood contamination. The care setting will have contracts with external contractors that will collect the clinical waste and safely dispose of it. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 There is a legal requirement to report notifiable diseases, major accidents and incidents occurring in the workplace. This includes employers, self employed people or people in control of premises, they must to report work-related deaths, major injuries or work related diseases and dangerous occurrences. One member of staff will be responsible for ensuring that the report is correctly filled in and sent to the correct department. This ensures that the report is always completed. These reports enable externally sources such as local councils or HSE to investigate why and how these incidents happened. They then can advise the workplace on how to prevent or reduce the risk of future incidents, especially where death or serious injury has occurred. This could be giving better guidelines on infection control to stop the spread of diseases in the workplace or advice on better handling of sharps after a needle stick injury. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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