Health and safety legislation

Health and safety legislation

Provider: Social Care Institute for Excellence

This introduction to health and safety has been developed to assist in promoting dignity in social care.

Safe practice is very important when providing care. There are a number of legislative measures and regulations to support health and safety at work. These are intended to protect people in work, those using services and the wider public. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), local authority Trading Standards and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) can all bring prosecutions against care providers who breach health and safety standards.

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