Unit 5: Describe the current legislation relating to Health and Safety: Lead Health and Safety Assignment, UK

Task Questions:

  1. Describe the current legislation relating to Health and Safety.
    Look at 3 of your own policies and procedures, do they comply with the current legislation? How do they impact on your role?
  2. Describe the responsibilities of yourself, the employer or manager and others in the work setting.
  3. Design a handout for team members that lists tasks that should not be carried out without training. A copy of this needs to be sent in with the assignment.
  • Listed below are Health and Safety related areas.

4. Describe your responsibilities and limitations with regards to legislation and policies:

  • Moving and positioning
  • Emergency first aid
  • Food safety
  • Fire safety
  • Risk to own safety
  • Risk to safety of others
  • Prompting of administration of medication
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Hazardous substances
  • Security.

 5. You find Mrs Jones on the floor:

  • Explain the procedure to be followed when finding her
  • Complete a fictitious accident report and submit
  • Describe the reports you should complete and why
  • Describe the procedure to be followed for sudden illness.

 6. Evaluate your own practice in leading a balanced approach to risk management.

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