Unit 504 Health And Social Care

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Unit 504:

Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings.
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1.1 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting In this unit I will give an explanation of the Laws and Legislations that myself as Team Leader and my colleges adhere and follow within our roles. At the care home I work within, we provide a safe and home like environment that is staffed on a rotated basis, 7 days a week. We support 7 clients with in the household all with various levels of ability. We give person centered support to and each individual service user in order to help develop their independence skills in areas they may lack enabling them to carry out everyday tasks to the best of their abilities. We provide support in all areas of their life from personal care to accessing the community. Within our setting staff members are expected to work within a number of laws and legislations such as Disability Act 1989, Health and Safety 1974, Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 etc.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the main piece of the health and safety legislation that all work places have to follow. It shows the legal framework to promote high standards within our care home. The Act, when first introduced, provided an integrated system that deals with work place health and safety and the protection of the public from work activities/duties. By placing

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