Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings (P2)
Legislation | Summary |
Disability Discrimination Act (1995) | The aim of the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 is to ensure that individuals in society who are disabled are treated in a similar way to those who are not disabled to ensure that equality standards are reached. This act attempts to enforce providers of facilities and services to make it accessible. It is therefore unlawful to make a place inaccessible for a disabled person. The act aims to give people with disabilities rights in ...view middle of the document...
This is as the issue may be taken to court in the future. It covers big companies and those who are self-employed. This is important in a disability school as if one child has a contagious virus he/she has the potential to spread that virus to other children – especially if those children are more at risk. It is made that anyone who witnesses these symptoms to report them to higher staff or management. |
Data Protection Act (1998) | The data protection act allows you the right to know what information is held by other companies about you. It also sets down strict rules for the other company to follow about portrayal of this information.It is an important piece of legislation in a disability school as the children who attend are vulnerable and they need their private information to be held and kept safe. This act is important as to help service users keep, make and maintain trust with their care environment. |
Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations(1998) | This places duties on people and companies who own or operate equipment. It also applies to whom uses the equipment whether they do own it or not. This regulation requires that the provided equipment must be suitable for use and it must be only used by the people who have the correct training.If the children in the school have to be moved from their wheel chair into another chair it is important that staff know how to manipulate the equipment to provide comfort for the child who needs to be moved. | |
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999) | The main point of this legislation is to encourage employees to be more organised approach to working when dealing with health and safety in all their workplaces. In all workplaces there must be a care plan set in place for accidents, if they do happen. Care workers should always revise the care plans regularly, they should be ready to change the care...