Health and safety policy Healthy and safety in a general practice surgery aims to keeping patients safe in the surgery. The responsibility of keeping service users safe should be on all the employees. The Health and Safety at Work Act imposes duties on employers and employees to protect individuals. To enable these duties to be carried out (Deepingspractice.co.uk, 2015) GP surgeries have a sharps bin, which is for the disposal of sharp instruments, such as needles. This bin should be kept open and not filled to a certain level because the lives of the patients may be at risk.
Maria Victoria Elton Student No.: 10086919 February 20, 2018 R Reflective account Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace 3.1 Monitoring and reviewing is a key factor of maintaining health and safety standards in the workplace, this is also a mandate to comply with the Health and Safety Regulations 1992 (HSE, 2003) . This aim to reduce or prevent accidents and injuries, lower rates of malpractice by care staff and improved morale among the staff and for the team. The Heritage Healthcare health and safety policy is reviewed annually, or right after a serious health and safety cases and when imposed by the regulations to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974, pp. 2-4) . All of us working at Heritage Healthcare
United Nations Convention of the rights of the child 1989. They have the right to be safe and looked after and children have the right to be protected from harm, injury, exploitation by those who look after them. Education Act 2002 governing bodies, head teachers, local education authority and those who work in schools to work together ensure the safeguard of children and are free from harm. Children Act 2006 out organisations working with children their duties and expectation work together to safeguard children. Children Act 1989 Parent and professionals looking after children ensure the safety of children Protection of children Act 1999 legislations to ensure a system is in place to list individuals who are unsuitable to work with children do not gain employment.
In order to improve the quality of care and patients safety, the employee should operate within their scope of practice. Due to the incident which took place earlier, I would make sure the correct policy and procedure are put in place to eliminate any unauthorized staff from prescribing any form of medication. Medical assistants (MAs), are not license to prescribe medication (American association of medical assistants, 2017). The MAs administrative duties and clinical duties will be clearly outlined in the policy and procedure book. As the nurse practitioner, I would initiate a telephone triage line, which will give the patient access to a licensed personnel after hours.
The first service on the scene of the incident assesses the situation to comply with the Health and safety at Work Act 1974. The health and safety at work act set basic principles to be followed by both employees and employers to make sure a safe working environment by protecting the health, safety and welfare of people at work, protecting other against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, controlling the keeping, use and possession of dangerous substances. When it became law in 1974 health and safety at work act did not apply to police officers but the police health and safety act 1997 brought all police officers within the opportunity of the act. Health and safety at work act is an allowing act,
When working with children it is important that practitioners know that they have a duty of care towards them and the safety of the children is of paramount. According to the UN convention on the rights of the child (1989): children have the right to learn and develop, they have the right to be protected from harm and make choices. Children learn and develop by making choices, exploring and experimenting within the environment that surrounds them but they do not always posses the skill and judgement to make safe choices and decisions at all times. Therefore it is the responsibility of the practitioner to identify any potential dangers, and make the decision on when it is safe to allow the child to undertake an activity or make a decision.
Our school aims to comply with the Education Department’s Health and Safety policy. The objective is to minimise accident and sickness absence rates and to promote the well being of staff and pupils by developing a positive attitude to Health and Safety. In doing so the school will also comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and all other relevant legislation. The school accepts that involvement, co-operation and effective communication of all employees on both an individual and collective basis is crucial to the accomplishment of the schools’ Health and Safety aims.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE MEASURES Personal protective measures (PPM) , should be taken while treating patients, most of the patient reporting dental clinic may not be aware of the disease present in them . So the dentist while treating these type of patients can get infected easily . PPE provides a barrier between the worker and the hazard. It can only prevent exposure to blood or other body fluids, but it cannot protect workers from sharps and needle stick injuries. Thus PPM is very important while treating dental patients .
Safety Statement: Having carried out the relevant risk assessment and hazard identification processes under Section 20 of the Safety, Health & Welfare Act 2005 a company is now fit to draft a written Safety Statement which must outline the hazards and risks present within said workplace and processes outlined on how to deal with them. Standard Safety Statements often include; • Emergency Plans • Identification of Hazards/ Risks to employees as laid out in the Risk Assessment/ Hazard Identification process • Duties of employees regarding Safety, Health & Welfare • Names of those responsible for safety matters (Often Supervisors/ Managers) • Procedures for dealing with all eventualities Such statements should be presented in a clear and concise
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