Unit 4222-208

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Outcome 1
Unit 4222/208 1.1 1.1. List the legislation relating to general health and safety in social care setting.

• The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations ( COSHH) • The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 • The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1985 (RIDDOR)

Unit 4222/208 1.2
1.2. Describe the main point of health and safety policies and procedures

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering work-related health and safety. It sets out a lot of your employer’s responsibilities for your health and safety at work.
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When making a risk assessment, the physical safety of individuals using the service, ourselves, colleagues and any visitors should be considered. However, you should think about the choice and rights of everyone involved.
Effective risk assessments make it possible for people to do things. Risk assessments are not about restricting what people do, but making sure that it is done safely.
Please complete the table below
|Right |Risk |Action to minimize risk |Balance between rights and H&S |
|To cook food for yourself |Burns |Wear the appropriate safety equipment|It is their right to perform the |
| |Fires |Make sure there’s no obstructions |task but careful measures must be|
| |Not cooked fully |that could cause fires |put in place to promote health |
| | | |and safety |