P1 Explain the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety, and security of those employed in the business.
P2Describe the requirements for a healthy and safe workplace, as applied to the physical environment and equipment used in Morrisons.
P3 Explain the roles and responsibilities for the health and safety of key personnel in Morrisons.
P4Plan a risk assessment for a selected administrative work environment.
Health and Safety is an important part of upholding good workplace values on every premise from every industry and sector in the country. The chosen organization for this assignment is Morrisons. This assignment focuses on four key tasks. The first task of this assignment explains the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety, and security of those employed in the business. The second task describes the requirements for a healthy and safe workplace, as applied to the physical environment and equipment used in Morrisons. The third task explains the roles and responsibilities for the health and safety of key personnel in Morrisons. Finally, the fourth task plans a risk assessment for Morrisons’s administrative work environment. It is a duty and moral responsibility of the company to look after the employee’s protection
P1 Explain the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety, and security of those employed in the business
Nowadays employees of Morrisons may have a large number of working alternatives, and then the environment in the workplace becomes a critical factor for accepting and/or keeping the jobs. The quality of the environment in the workplace may simply determine the level of employee motivation, subsequent performance, and productivity (Maxwell, 2017). How well employees get along with Morrison’s influence the employee’s error rate, level of innovation, and collaboration with other employees, absenteeism, and ultimately time period to stay in the job.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment. The Directors recognize their responsibilities as an employer, to safeguard as far as reasonably practicable, the Health, Safety, and Welfare at work of all employees.
They will actively encourage employees to show commitment to this policy by holding quarterly meetings with depot staff to discuss and report on all activities. They also accept their responsibility for the Health, Safety, Welfare, and Quality meeting customer requirements and for the general public who may be affected by the activities of the company (Maxwell, 2017).
Safety, health, and welfare at work act 2005
An act to make further provision for securing the safety, health, and welfare of persons at work and for the enforcement of the relevant statutory provisions, to give further effect to council directive 89/391/eec of 12 June 19891 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work and council directive 91/383/eec of 25 June 19912 on measures to improve the safety and health at work of workers with a fixed duration or temporary employment relationship, to provide for the further regulation of work activities, to continue in being and confer additional functions on the national authority for occupational safety and health and rename that body as the health and safety authority, to repeal the safety, health, and welfare at work act 1989,
to provide for the repeal of certain other enactments and the amendment of the national standards authority of Ireland act 1996 and to provide for related matters for the purposes of the relevant statutory provisions, a person who is training for employment or receiving work experience, other than when present at a course of study in a university, school or college, shall be deemed to be an employee of the person whose undertaking (whether carried on by him or her for profit or not) is for the time being the immediate provider to that person of training or work experience, and “employee”, “employer” and cognate words and expressions shall be read accordingly (Maxwell, 2017).
Electricity at work regulations 1989
The environment of Morrisons would relate to obvious electrical risks such as exposed wires but also common risks such as the wiring of plugs, the use of adapters, and the test of portable appliances.
Noise at work regulations 1989
These regulations require employers of Morrisons to reduce the risk to employees arising from noise exposure as far as are reasonably practicable. It is rarely an issue in offices but consideration is often made to staff who are positioned near machinery.
Provision and use of work equipment regulations 1992
Work equipment that poses risks in the office environment usually refers to paper cutting and stapling equipment, shredders, etc. As with all assessments employers are required to identify the risks to health and safety and provide employees with appropriate information, training, instruction, and supervision (Maxwell, 2017).
Manual handling operations regulations 1992
A manual handling operation means any transporting or supporting of a load (including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving) by hand or bodily force (not mechanized). Employers of Morrisons should ensure employees avoid hazardous manual handling operations wherever possible but assessments need to be made for those that are unavoidable.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 (usually called COSHH) state that certain substances that are classified as being hazardous to health, and which employees may be exposed to, must be identified in the workplace and the health risks to employees assessed. A substance hazardous to health may not be a single chemical but one which occurs in mixtures or compounds. It is very important that you understand the potential risks posed by the substances that you use. Take for example carbon dioxide: the accidental release of carbon dioxide contaminates the atmosphere, and where cylinders are stored in confined spaces (for example, in a cellar), the contamination is all the more rapid. The effects of contamination can range from headaches and dizziness to death caused by asphyxiation (Maxwell, 2017).
P2 Describe the requirements for a healthy and safe workplace, as applied to the physical environment and equipment used in Morrisons
Many people are interested in an organization’s approach to laboratory environmental health and safety (EHS) management including laboratory personnel; customers, clients, and students (if applicable); suppliers; the community; shareholders; contractors; insurers; and regulatory agencies. More and more organizations attach the same importance to high standards in EHS management as they do to other key aspects of their activities (Smith, 2018). High standards demand a structured approach to the identification of hazards and the evaluation and control of work-related risks. Morrisons is the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom with a 15.3% share of the supermarket sector. Founded in 1869, by John James Sainsbury with a shop in Drury Lane, London…………………………..