Diploma for the children and young person’s workforce- Level
Induction- assignment Health and Safety
ERR-201 2.1, 2.5, 1.4
By law a company is required to produce a contract of employment within 2 months of the employer starting work.
As an apprentice you should legally only be working up to 40 hours a week. The law that will protect any apprentices is the ‘Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009’ (“ASCLA”). This law will protect apprentices from working hours, learning hours, minimum pay, minimum holiday etc.
My contact states I should be working a maximum of 40 hours per week on days Monday-Friday.
My contract states I am entitled to 20 paid ...view middle of the document...
027 2.4, EER- 201 1.1
The health and safety act 1974 is the most important legislation relating to health and safety in the work place it includes lots of guidelines to follow to ensure a safe welfare for the establishment. For example;
Duties of the employs: Provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to health; Arrangements for ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances; Provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees; So far as is reasonably practicable as regards any place of work under the employer’s control, the maintenance of it in a condition that is safe and without risks to health and the provision and maintenance of means of access to and egress from it that are safe and without such risks; Provision and maintenance of a working environment for his employees that is, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe, without risks to health, and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for their welfare at work.
Duties of employees; Take reasonable care for the health and safety of him/herself and of other persons who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions at work; and Co-operate with employers or other persons so far as is necessary to enable them to perform their duties or requirements under the Act.
(reference for duties of employs/employees – Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_and_Safety_at_Work_etc._Act_1974Duties_of_employers)
027 2.4, ERR-201 1.1, 1.4
COSHH (control of substance hazardous to health regulations 2002) is a legislations that has regulations that control hazardous substances, to make sure they are kept in a separately marked locked cupboard. For example in my work place the manager and staff should risk assess to make sure any harmful substances such as personal medical prescription to harmful cleaning products are stored out of reach from child, should be in a locked cupboard and labelled so it is clear to see what it contains, this will prevent children from getting harmed from these substances as the legislations states how they should be locked away. Breach of this regulation is against the law and can result in a fine being giving of up to £400.
RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) is a legislation that requires someone to report major injuries caused by accidents at work, illnesses/diseases that may be spreading in the setting. For example if a child becomes ill and is noticed while in the care setting the staff member should inform the team so the child can be monitored and if worsens can be sent home. There are rules that the setting need to follow to ensure the health of the other...