Employers should have accessible (easily located, understandable, straight forward and manageable) infection prevention and control procedures that ensure a safe environment and safe working practices. They should also have a system for ensuring that we understand and follow those procedures. Failure of our employer to minimise the risk of infection and to protect we, our colleagues, individuals we support and there family and friends against infectious disease constitute neglect. Employers have a responsibility to regularly produce infection prevention and control reports describing: •Policies and procedures that are in place and how they are monitored
A cleaning schedule should be written this should specify the staff responsible for cleaning, the frequency of cleaning and methods used and the expected outcomes. The work environment must be visibly clean, free from dust and soilage and acceptable to service users, their visitors and other staff. Increased, thorough cleaning should be done where an outbreak of infection has occurred, where the pathogen concerned survives in the environment – In these situations the use of recommended detergents and cleaning chemicals stated in the Infection Control Policy must be used. All healthcare workers need to be trained and aware of their individual responsibility for keeping themselves hygienically clean and for maintaining a safe and clean environment for service users and staff. Equipment in the clinical environment must be decontaminated appropriately after each use and before moving onto another service user.
We need to be clean and hygienic at all times aswell as promoting good hygiene to the individuals we support. As an employee we all have adequate training on the awareness of infection and prevention control and there are workplace procedures such as temperature checks, cleaning schedules, risk assessments and Health and Safety policies that we must all adhere to for the protection of everyone in the workplace. We are regularly required to do refresher courses on these and have to read and sign that we regularly read our workplace policies that are in place. It is also required that we report any changes to any individual’s health conditions that we support. We must assist in keeping all areas and equipment clean, tidy and free from infection hazards and if we have soiled clothing for
Maintaining Fluid Power Equipment Underpinning knowledge requirements Unit PE02-021 1. Describe the health and safety requirements, and safe working practices and procedures required for the fluid power maintenance activity undertaken The Health and Safety requirements are pretty much the same for any engineering or maintenance task. After obtaining the job note, the risk assessment and associated paperwork is obtained and put in place. All associated isolations are then made and documented. As with splitting any pipework, ensure it is not under pressure before doing so.
Employers must provide a safe work place Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities Provide training for all staff Provide personal protective equipment Ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken Employer’s responsibilities extend to protecting employees from the risk posed by biological hazards such as blood, body fluids and associated infections. Within the work place the employer has infection prevention and control policies and procedures in place for all staff to adhere to. The Company will have a good understanding of the general care of SU and staff and will be able to respond appropriately in the event of possible infection outbreak, IE arranging for swabs
In a residential nursing home for the elderly, this legislation impacts on the health of service users and health care professionals because it helps them reduce the chances of injuring themselves while in the setting. The legislation impacts on the safety of service users and health care professionals because it aims to keep everyone safe so they do not injure themselves. The legislation impacts on the security of service users and health care professionals because it aims to keep them safe from danger and threat of injuries. Data Protection Act 1998- This legislation relates to any personal information. This includes paper and electronic formats.
Any safe system of work – and the document that explains it – should be revised regularly. Safety instructions Safety notices and instructions are safe procedures, as are site instructions, but you must make sure that they are clear and easy to understand, for all workers. Method statements Methods statements offer another way of recording a safe system of work. A method statement details how a particular piece of works will be carried out and what will be used to do this. It would include, for example, the method of construction, how many people would be doing the work and what plant, materials and equipment are to be used.
Unit ICO1 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 One of the most important responsibilities care workers have in the prevention of infection is using standard precautions for all people. The principle of standard precautions is that all people are considered high risk, that is, they are considered a high infection risk. This includes yourself. You can prevent infection by doing the following Disposing of waste correctly Washing hands when appropriate Attending infection control training and keeping updated Maintaining personal hygiene Wearing clean PPE for each person If a person has an infection, your responsibilities will focus on controlling and limiting the spread of the infection. The steps taken to help prevent infections will be maintains, you will already be treating all people as high risk, but with confirmed infection outbreak, you will need to be more vigilant and record and report any changes in a person’s condition.
The principals of infection prevention and control. 1.Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection. 1.1 Explain employees' roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is employees' responsibilities to take certain measures to prevent and control the spread of infection. Employees' should make sure they are wearing the correct PPE and make sure they are washing their hands probably.
IC01: The principles of infection prevention and control The prevention and control of infection is the responsibility of everyone working in a health and social care setting. Both employers and employees have particular roles to avoid the spread of infection. 1.1. As a health & social care practitioner it is essential to maintain a clean and hygienic environment and also to be aware of the infection control policies and procedures that are used in the workplace. Maintaining a high level of personal health and hygiene will also help in the prevention of infection.