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P1 Explain the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety, and security of those employed in the business.
P2 Describe the requirements for a healthy and safe workplace, as applied to the physical environment and equipment used in Sainsbury plc.
P3 Explain the roles and responsibilities for the health and safety of key personnel in Sainsbury plc.
P4 Plan a risk assessment for a selected administrative work environment
Health and safety play a great role in the improvement of working conditions and increase the performance of the employees as well as the overall company by motivating the employees. The employees should be provided with a healthy and safe work environment. Sainsbury plc is selected for this assignment. Sainsbury’s is the second-largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, with a 15.3% share of the supermarket sector. There are four key tasks in this assignment to be accomplished.
The first task explains the legal requirements and regulations in order to ensure the health, safety, and security of the employees of the organization. The second task describes the requirements for a healthy and safe workplace of the physical environment of Sainsbury plc. The third task shows the roles and responsibilities for the health and safety of key personnel in Sainsbury plc. The risk assessment plan about the work environment of Sainsbury plc is the last task of the assignment.
P1 Explain the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety, and security of those employed in the business
Sainsbury’s is the second-largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, with a 15.3% share of the supermarket sector. I have recruited as an assistant of health and safety manager and I get direction from the manager to prepare the reports on the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety, and security of those employed in business and explains the regulations in the meeting. The health and safety regulations are going to be discussed in this section of the assignment. The legislation is there to ensure that society runs properly and so everyone is safe and protected. Legislations are put in place to make sure that everything is being done according to the law.
It was thought that health and safety in the workplace was the employer’s responsibility but at present employees have more rights and responsibilities and the health and safety legislation. Employers have several responsibilities for their employees. For example, all the teachers and staff should follow the statutory duties of employers and employees relating to health and safety, this is so the staff of college can provide teachers training, maintenance, and a safe place to work (McCunney, 2015). Employers should follow the health and safety of the employees as they have the responsibility of the employees. Employers should also take reasonable care of the employees working in the organization. The several regulations regarding health and safety are as follows; –
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 indicates the management of the carryout risk assessments in order to eliminate possible risk; the significant findings of risk have to be recorded. They also have to – Reference risk assessments and file accordingly. – Make arrangements for implementing the safety measures identified. – Monitor and review the arrangements. – Appoint people with the correct basis to implement the arrangements. – Set up procedures for use in the event of an emergency and provide this information to employees. – Provide training and supervision for students as well as ensuring they are appropriate for entrusted tasks. – Share information with other staff on risks that students may be exposed to (Health Safety Executive, 2016). Sainsbury has a strong management capacity of the management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 in the working place.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974- This is the main legislation in the organization like Sainsbury plc, it provides a framework to ensure the health and safety of employees. Here; managers must ensure the employees who may be affected by work activities, are not exposed to health risks (Charamba, 2016). Anyone responsible for the workplace must ensure that the machinery and premises do not endanger the users such as in DT they must be supervised. Here; Designers and suppliers must ensure that substances are safe for use. In addition; Staff must take reasonable care of their actions and cooperate with their colleagues. Finally; Staff must not interfere or misuse any provisions relating to health and safety. Therefore; Sainsbury should maintain the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for the health and safety of themselves and employees in undertaking the work.
The Workplace, (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations 1992- the regulations in this legislation deal with the physical environment in the workplace, and there are standards that employers must meet relating to a range of matters (Charamba, 2016). The maintenance of buildings and equipment, the provision of adequate lighting working place, the provision of drinking water for students and staff, the management of temperature, the facilities for resting, and the toilet facilities for both male and female employees are the main elements of this regulation. Therefore; Sainsbury should maintain the Workplace, (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations 1992 for the health and safety of themselves and employees in undertaking the work.
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995- These regulations state that there are certain work-related accidents that have to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive, or the local authority, by law. What must be reported includes; – The death of a person, whether it be a student, staff member, visitor, or trespasser; the hospital treatment of an employee; accidents which result in incapacitation for more than three consecutive days; certain dangerous events such as the collapse of a building; work-related diseases such as hepatitis (Charamba, 2016). Therefore; Sainsbury should maintain the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 for the health and safety of themselves and employees in undertaking the work.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992- these regulations state that Sainsbury plc must assess workstations used by staff that use display screen equipment, referred to as DSE. The workstation, accessories, and surrounding work environment must be assessed. The minimal requirements for them are to identify the users of DSE such as those using it as a significant role in their work. Assess the workstations to ensure minimum standards are met. – Provide adequate information, training, and instruction on potential hazards. Offer free eyesight tests to DSE users are regular intervals as well as paying for glasses required for the work and review the assessments (Charamba, 2016). Therefore; Sainsbury should obey the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 for the health and safety of themselves and other people in undertaking the work.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002- These regulations require The Sainsbury plc to assess and control the health risks from the use of substances that are hazardous. This is one that has, by law, been labeled as “very toxic”, “toxic”, “harmful”, “irritant” or “corrosive”. They are obliged to; – Assess any possible risks. – Decide precautions to be put in place. – Take action to reduce or control the exposure of substances. – Control measures must be utilized and maintained. – The health of users who have or have likely been exposed to be surveyed. – Create emergency procedures to deal with any accidents. – Properly inform train, and supervise staff (Charamba, 2016). Therefore; Sainsbury should obey the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 for the health and safety for themselves and employees in undertaking the work……………………………