Relevant information relating to infection hazards and prevention and control methods are also to be provided by your employer. 2.1. There are a few different legal regulations and standards relating to infection prevention and control. The majority of legal regulations fall under the health and safety at work act 1974, which is about making sure the workplace, is safe for all employees, employers and members of the public by minimising accidents and also preventing infection occurring and spreading. The management of health and safety at work act
• One of the main health and safety duties we have to uphold as a manager is to make sure our Red Box system is up to date. This is something we have within Fitness First’s Intranet system. It includes daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly checks that need to performed and then signed off on. One of these is a daily fire log check. Every morning a member of the team or one of the managers goes around all of our fire exits and check that they are clear of equipment, boxes, people and that they are operational.
The home manager is responsible for making sure all staff receives training for the prevention and control of infection and how to monitor these. The house manager is also responsible for making sure that an infection control audit is carried out and that any actions raised are put into place. The house manager also needs to ensure that infection control policies and procedures exist and they are available to staff and staff understand them. All staff are responsible for making sure that they wear the correct PPE at all times and have a good hand washing routine and also attend regular training courses. Staff should also report any sources of infection straight away to the shift leader.
The health and safety act states that everyone in the workplace is Responsible for health and safety, every legislation on health and Safety gives you guidance of all your responsibilities as a carer In how you should maintain a high standards with in all the areas the legislations cover such as- FOOD HYGIENE LEGISLATION 2005, handling food, using the right chopping board for the right food type to eliminate any cross contamination. ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ACT 1990, handling clinical waste or hazardous substances, to know how and where to dispose of such things to protect your self, others and the environment. In order for your work place to keep within the health and safety frame work it is very important for every member of staff to read and refresh on a regular basses so that you understand and follow health and safety policies and procedures so that to eradicate any hazards or risk from the work place creating a safe environment for all using, working or living in a care setting.
Adequate welfare provisions for staff at work. Safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances. Maintenance of safe access to the work place. 2.1 Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. The health and safety at work act 1974 is the main piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety in the workplace.
Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Both employers and employees are responsible for their own actions in the Work place. All reasonable steps should be taken when carrying out your work duties and all staff should have adequate health and safety training, and measures should be taken to ensure that policies and procedures are in place and adhered to. For example, it is the employers’ responsibility to provide adequate protective equipment and the employee’s responsibility to use it
Health and Safety at Work Act. Everyone has responsibility to ensure that the health and safety of residents and staff are well looked after. The duties of the employer are to have clear health and safety policies in place, ensure the home is safe for staff and residents, provide training, supervisions and information regarding health and safety in the work place. The managers duties are to make sure all
UNDERSTANDING HEALTH AND SAFTEY POLICIES AS THEY APPLY IN THE WORKPLACE I work for an Ltd Commercial Cleaning company as a Regional Manager .I am responsible for Four Area managers. Who in turn are responsible for their own list of contracts .It is my role to ensure we are delivering our services efficiently complying with all Health and safety legislations and regulations relating to the type of works we carry out .Not only setting standards for ourselves but also for all our employees. AS PART OF MY ROLE AND FOR THE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3.THIS ESSAY WILL LAY OUT THE CURRENT LEGISLATIONS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO HEALTH, SAFTEY AND WELFARE TO THE CLEANING INDUSTRY. ● Health & Safety at work etc. Act 1974 (HASWA) This act
Unit 19: The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections: 1.1 The Care worker has a responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to take care of one`s own health and safety and others you care or support including their family, friends and work colleagues. The act requires Carers to : * Take reasonable care for their own safety and that of others. * Cooperate with the employer in respect of Health and Safety matters. Not intentionally damage any Health and safety equipment or materials provided by the employer * Attend training provided by the employer * Use protective equipment provide by the employer In respect of the prevention of infection you must think about the prevention and control for you and others around you. Basic controls are: * Dispose of waste correctly * Wash hands when appropriate * Keep equipment clean * Remain vigilant and report potential hazards * Attend infection control training and keep updated * Wear clean PPE (personal protective equipment) for each person Maintaining personal hygiene.
2. Explain employers` responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection Employers` responsibilities include: - legal responsibilies * providing a safe working environment * Health and safety traning for all staff * regular health and safety checks * provide p.p.e. (personal protective equipment. - organisational responsibilities * manager has responsibility to the service users to take steps to ensure a home is clean * carers are following health and safe guidelines * carers should know who to contact in case of infection outbreak Outcome 2 Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections 1. Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infections * The Health nad Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 * The Public Health