3.4c List the legislation and agreed ways of working in relation to reporting any adverse events, incidents, errors and near misses

There are agreed ways of working in relation to reporting any mistakes. There is a variety of legislation that sets out these standards so you can improve your services and produce positive outcomes. These are some of the main ones that you should be aware of:

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Covers occupational health and safety and places a duty on employees and employers to look after the health and safety of persons in the workplace.

The Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999

Goes over how workplaces should have a procedure in place for recording and evaluating serious incidents and should also have measures for preventing future incidents.

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013

Places duties on responsible persons to report specific workplace accidents and incidents to their local Health and Safety Executive.

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002

Requires employers to assess the risks of potentially harmful substances such as medication and cleaning materials and take precautions to minimise these risks.

The Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Goes over how anyone responsible for work equipment should ensure that it is suitable for the job and only operated by trained staff suitable for the job.

You should keep these legislation standards in mind while providing care. You should always report any incidents and take action to try and prevent them occurring again. The health and safety of individuals and other persons in the workplace should always be a top priority for you.

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