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 Superdrug.
Physical Environment and Equipment.
P3 Explain the roles and responsibilities for the health and safety of key personnel in Superdrug.
P4Plan a risk assessment for a selected administrative work environment
Implementing health and safety policies at the workplace helps to prevent such hazardous activities and ensure a safe and struggle free environment at corporate setups. The chosen organization for this assignment is Superdrug. 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 Superdrug. The third task explains the roles and responsibilities for the health and safety of key personnel in Superdrug. Finally, the fourth task plans a risk assessment for Superdrug’s administrative work environment. There is a lot of importance to these rules and a few are discussed above as well.
P1 Explain the legal requirements and regulations for ensuring the health, safety, and security of those employed in the business
Whoever creates the risk manages the risk. HSWA requires health and safety work risks to be managed. This means consideration of the potential work-related health conditions as well as the injuries that could occur. Health conditions include both physical and psychological acute and long-term illnesses. Legalization is used to keep employees in the workplace safe and protect the rights they have as employees within a business. Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety procedures are followed in the workplace. Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety procedures are followed in the workplace.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR) are regulations made under the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 (HSWA). They further implement the major provisions of an EU health and safety directive — the Framework Directive. The regulations supplement and extend the general duties contained in HSWA and introduced a general duty on employers to carry out risk assessments (Zhou, 2016). Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Health and Safety Inspectors or local authority involved in the area are responsible for dealing with Superdrug and businesses found guilty of a lack of compliance with MHSWR.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
If Superdrug wishes to protect all of its work associates, employees, and customers, then it must uphold the health and safety standards set out in both MHSWR and the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act (HSWA) 1974. Training and knowledge of both of these acts are therefore of the utmost importance. The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to take “reasonably practicable” precautions in various areas to safeguard employees. To do this an assessment of the risk and the steps needed to remove or reduce them need to be made.
The Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations 1992
The workplace and equipment, devices, and systems are maintained in an efficient state, in good working order, and in good repair. These regulations seek to ensure that the ‘workplace’ (any premises or part of premises that are not domestic premises and are made available to any person as a place of work) is safe for the workforce. The workplace and equipment, devices, and systems of Superdrug are maintained in an efficient state, in good working order, and in good repair (Zhou, 2016). The main aim of the act is to ensure basic welfare is kept. This act is broken down into 2 areas; the working environment and facilities. In the working environment, this includes regulations to do with ventilation and the operational department must ensure they have an effective supply of fresh air. All the windows and doors in the operational department at Superdrug get cleaned effectively and often to ensure they are following the act and ensuring hygiene is met.
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
The reporting of accidents, ill health, and dangerous occurrences is a legal requirement under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. The regulations lay down the requirements concerning the reporting of work-related accidents, dangerous occurrences, and diseases to the enforcing authorities. The information enables the enforcement authorities to identify where and how risks arise and to investigate serious accidents (Zhou, 2016). The Regulations maintain a requirement that the responsible person must notify, and subsequently send a report to, the Health and Safety Executive or, as the case may be, the local authority of fatal and certain non-fatal accidents arising out of or in connection with work, of certain specified diseases contracted by persons at work and of certain specified dangerous occurrences.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002) exists to ensure that both employers and employees do all they can in a workplace to minimize people’s exposure to hazardous substances and work in ways that are safe. This means that all hazardous substances need to be identified and precautions need to be taken to ensure that workers know how to use and handle them safely (Zhou, 2016). The legislation requires employers to carry out a risk assessment in order to identify potentially hazardous substances to which their employees may be exposed.
In practice, this means systematically looking around the workplace, noting down hazardous substances and jobs that may lead to exposure to them. Accident logbooks should be reviewed for any areas of concern that employees may already have reported. After appropriate control measures have been implemented, and safety equipment provided, they must be routinely maintained and tested to ensure that they are in good condition and continue to provide adequate protection (Welsh, 2017).
P2Describe the requirements for a healthy and safe workplace, as applied to the physical environment and equipment used in Superdrug
The physical environment as an aspect of the workplace environment has a direct impact on the human sense and can slow change interpersonal interactions and thus productivity. This is so because the characteristics of a room or a place of meeting for a group have consequences regarding productivity and satisfaction level. A large number of work environment studies have shown that workers/ users are satisfied with reference to the specific workspace of Superdrug features (Anderson, 2018). These features preference by users are highly significant to their productivity and workspace satisfaction, they are lighting, ventilation rates, access to natural light and acoustic environment………………………………………..