The most important current legislation and regulation in UK are Childrenâ€TMs Act 2004, Childrenâ€TMs Act 2006 and Lord Lamingâ€TMs report. It means that all professionals and everyone who is care of children and young people must be aware of the legal aspects. It also gives guidelines to schools and agencies how to deal with problems and issues relating to children. Childrenâ€TMs Act 2004 â€“ it was established to offer legal groundwork to the Every Child Matters document for the care and support of children. These include for example: children should be healthy, be safe in their environments, to make positive contribution to the society or be supported to enjoy life.
The OSH Act requires that each employer furnish … a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees. To ensure employee safety, OSHA recommends the following: Administrative Safety – tools that ensure a safety and health program in the workplace. Safety Program
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 These Act inform practices that all staff the responsibility to keep themselves and other around them safe through their actions at work and they must to report any health and safety problems. Also, all staff must to follow policies and procedure when hand handing equipment and they should to work in way that puts other around them in danger. Control of substances and Hazardous to Health Regulations 1992 These regulations inform practices that cleaning materials must to be kept in a locked cupboard. Also, these regulation state that disposable gloves and aprons must to be provided for cleaning and handing chemicals. In additions these regulations state that different products must not be mixed together as they would produce toxic fumes.
The NMC code states that ‘all nurses must work within the limits of their competence’. (NMC, 2015) This means that actions such as the aseptic procedure, should not be carried out unless the individual feels they have the confidence and competence to carry out the task, without increasing the risk of introducing infection through limited knowledge. (NMC, 2015) However, there are care activities that must be carried out as part of the nursing role which all nurses must show competence, including handwashing (Dougherty and Lister, 2011). As stated in the health and safety at work act etc. (1974), all healthcare staff are legally required to take reasonable and practical safety measures to protect themselves, other staff, and anyone else who may be at risk within the workplace.
The responsibilities of an employer and employee under health and safety legislation, was founded in 1974. Act 1974 is a law made to secure the health, safety, wellbeing of people at work and to prevent unnecessary risks. An employer’s responsibilities under health and safety legislation, requires the employer to be responsible for the health and safety of any person in their premises, which includes employees, customers, suppliers and the public. Employers should hire a certified person in charge of health and safety, however in small businesses that person is usually the owner or a trusted member of staff. Employers must make the workplace/premises safe, this includes keeping all materials and machinery stored safely and when used with caution.
Working together to safeguard children 2006- is a act that is set to make sure that all agency and support teams are doing the children right by making sure thar they are safeguard so the do not come to any hamr. United Nation Convention in the right of the child 1989- This is about children’s rights to be protected from abuse. Children have the right to speak and to be heard this is a childs right to put the points and views across when suspecting that they exposed to abuse. Local Guidelines, policies and procedures The local otheority have a massive role when making sure that the children are well looked after this policy is all about making sure that the children are not exaposed to abuse and that when or if theya re then things will be set up in palce to make sur that the harm wont come again. The role of the local safeguarding children boards (LSCB) is the head of all the agnevcy to make sure that all information is being shared to the right people when working on a safeguarding case or even when safeguarding a
The children Act 1989 states that 'the welfare of the child is paramount' this means the child's health and social life is important no matters what and all the service agencies should cooperate together to give the best to the child as possible. Especially for the child's parents helping them understand their roles and responsibilities within the family.The general idea of how to look after a child
failures can lead to contract loss that can affect a business income and possible layoffs.if someone is directly to blame there job could also be terminated if at fault . law suits can also happen if property or physical damage is present. These law suits can lead to costly times and shutdown with possible bankruptcy . a reputation is everything to a company and any failures can be devastating to business of any size. In conclusion, welding failures are nothing to smirk at .
Equality- When in a work setting equality is achieved when all children have equal opportunities to participate in different activities. This can also be seen as showing ‘’equal concern’’ for each individual child. This means we should meet the needs of all children and families. Equality of opportunity is making sure that everyone in the society is treated equally and fairly in order to reach each individuals potential. In a childcare setting it is important to provide learning opportunities for children that explore their own identity
Ethical issues may arise in the workplace no matter how big or small the facility. It can originate from a single act or come from the top down through culture. In general we learn from a young age what is right from wrong; therefore one would think that everyone thinks the same and all should be running smoothly. One must always advocate for the client as we as carers are there to care for and assist those who cannot for themselves and ensure their safety. To ensure safe practice is carried out at all times to ensure safety of the client also safety for the staff.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_protective_equipment Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) These regulations have been put in place to make working life safer for employees or anyone using machinery and equipment. These regulations aim to ensure all equipment is: • Suitable for what it was designed for • Maintained regularly for safety • Is inspected by a competent worker • Only for those who have received enough
Such laws includes the Health And Safety At Work Act 1974, The Management Of Health And Safety At Work Regulations 1999 and The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. These acts require risk assessments to be carried out, emergency procedures to be put in place, staff to be aware of how to lift heavy equipment correctly and prevent the spread of infection through the use of protective clothing. Implementing health and safety means looking after practitioners as well as the children present; The Workplace Regulations 1992 ensures that staff are aware of the number of breaks they are entitled to, the level of lighting required, toilet arrangements and the provision of water. The Health And Safety Regulations 1981, Regulatory Reform Order 2005, COSHH and RIDDOR explain how all incidents involving health and safety must be recorded, that a first aid box must be provided with trained staff available, hazardous products must be managed in ways that keep children safe and that early years practitioners should be assigned to carry out certain risk assessments of specific sections of health and safety regulations. The Food Handling Regulations 2006 and The Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 expresses how the setting should care for the kitchen and ways to prevent contamination as well as clarifying that food preparation areas must be kept clean, food must be