Originally Posted by tinajpatterson
Thank you so very much think this paper free is daft if you can't access it
Don't know if this will help for legislation but found it in another unit
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Relates to all different types of work related issues, they cover all aspects of health and safety in all different environments such as;
manual handling- Six steps to safe lifting, stop and think, position the feet, Bend the knees, firm grip and keep back straight, lift with legs, keep load close to your body.
Accidents (RIDDOR) - Report serious accidents/incidents (law).
ill health-(something that is caused due to work injury or substances
Hazardous substances-Fumes, smoke, lead poisoning, dust, cleaning fluids etc.
slips and falls-
Risk assessments- 5 steps to minimising the risks (risk assessment enclosed).
Welfare facilities- Toilets and washing facilities, rest room, drinking water, changing facilities etc.
Fire-Adequate fire signs such as fire exits, fire extinguishers with correct colour labels on, fire blankets etc.
Vehicles at work-People hit by vehicles, falling from vehicles, objects falling from vehicles, vehicles turning over.
First aid- First aider on duty every day. First aid box clearly marked and adequately supplied.
Protective equipment- disposable gloves, aprons, waterproof clothing, safety helmets, life jackets etc.
Training- Available on health and safety, manual handling, food hygiene etc.
Electricity-Procedures for electric shocks.
Occupational health- Illnesses caused or made worse by work such as dust, cleaning agents, diseases etc.
All these are protected by The Health and Safety at work act 1974.
All settings should have on display or in the building an up to date Health and Safety Poster.
The HSE also gives guidance on a wide range of Health and Safety issues in different industries.
There are three main guidance, these are:
To help people understand the health and safety at work act
To help people comply with the law
To give advice.
Guidance is not law and is not compulsory.
There are many different sources of current guidance that early years and educational settings can use in order to plan for a healthy and safe environment or service, including the following:
Risk education- in the year 2000 HSE set up this programme for schools to manage risks.
General teaching requirements for Health and Safety- This was brought in for pupils to learn how to manage risks, incorporating the use of risk assessment, this allows the pupils to make their own choices and understand the consequences.
Incident/accident- All major accidents must be reported.
Workers roles and responsibilities- Rights to work in a risk free environment. To leave the area of work if there are risks. You must take care of your own health and safety and others around you if you are endangering them. You must cooperate and not interfere or misuse anything that is a given to you for health and safety reasons. Your employer must tell you how to do your job safely and what to do in emergencies (just a few examples of guidances).
These all contribute when staff plan and provide healthy and safe environments and services for the children/young people in their care. The HSE guidance was put into place so workers and businesses can follow and provide healthy and safe environments (health and safety executive 2009).