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what are the relevent health ,safety and security legisiation,polices and procedures for complementary therapies please as i need this for unit 350 itec. I cannot find anything?????????????
Dawn Spragg
Mar 14 2011 5:13PM
They are the same for all businesses and a few specifics you will find all you need on the Government website http://www.hse.gov.uk/ and do your research as my student have to :

If in doubt speak to your tutor. it’s what she is there for, to guide and assist you to find this information and make it accessible for your progress and learning

But to help a little please read find the following;

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 :
The employer and employees have a duty of care towards all other persons on the premises and therefore must provide; safe handling, transportation and storage of substances, safe systems of work, safe equipment, safe access and exit, information, training and supervision, all necessary personal protective equipment free of charge, safe working environment with adequate facilities

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999;
The employer needs to look carefully at the work environment and the activities taking place there and reduce/eliminate any risks

The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992;
This regulation is concerned with the employer ensuring; adequate ventilation in the working area (natural or artificial), ventilation temperature control and lighting, cleanliness/waste disposal, maintenance of workplace and equipment, hygiene/washing facilities, adequate toilets, drinking water supply, storage of clothing, sufficient workspace, rest facilities, eating facilities, safe glazing, appointed member of staff for health & safety, suitable and clean floor coverings, furniture in good order, stairs/corridors free from obstructions, evacuation routes

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992;
Regulations concerned with lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying and moving loads.

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 ;

Employer has to provide personal protective equipment to every employee exposed to risk and adequate training in its Use


The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 ;
(PUWER)
All equipment used in the workplace must be suitable for its purpose, staff adequately trained in its use, and maintenance with full records kept up to date.

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 ;
(COSHH)
Regulations in place to protect those who have to handle hazardous substances. A substance is deemed hazardous when it can cause harm to the body when inhaled, ingested, in contact with skin, absorbed through skin, injected into body or introduced via cuts. Employers need to reduce/control risk through alternative products where possible, or train staff thoroughly in its use.


The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989;

Regulations cover installation and maintenance and use of electrical systems and equipment to prevent injury/death. Systems/equipment should be regularly checked by qualified professional and staff trained in correct use/electrical safety.

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995;
(RIDDOR)

Any personal injury to an employee at work should be recorded and reported to the local enforcement officer in writing; Death, Major injury, more than 24 hours in hospital, incapacity for more than 3 calendar days. All accidents should be recorded in Accident Book and investigated to prevent recurrence

Data Protection Act 1998 ;
Protection of private information, particularly when stored electronically (check current law).


Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982;

All goods sold must do what they claim they do.
Could apply to therapy equipment or products.


Consumer Protection Act 1987 ;

Safeguards customers from products that are unsafe. Products must comply with safety standards




Trades Description Act 1968;

Regulations state that products must be described accurately
Covers weight, ingredients, sizes, quantity, country of origin.
All cosmetics must have ingredients listed on the container


Disability Discrimination Act 1995 ;

Any client with a disability has equal access to all the services provided in the clinic/salon. Equal rights and access to everyone. Possible need to make reasonable adjustments to premises, e.g. wheelchair ramp. Possible need to arrange for staff and therapists to have disability awareness training

Care Standards Act 2000;

This act sets out a broad range of regulation making powers covering, amongst other matters, the management, staff, premises and conduct of social care and independent healthcare establishments and agencies. National Minimum Standards (issued as part of the Care Standards Act): Competence of the work force including their suitability, experience and qualifications

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