It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that all laws and legal regulations concerning infection prevention and control are followed by employees. They must do this by undertaking risk assessment and management to identify and minimise the impact of infection hazards. Relevant training and supervision in aspects of infection and control should also be provided by your employer. The correct equipment should also be made available to ensure you are able to prevent and control infection. Relevant information relating to infection hazards and prevention and control methods are also to be provided by your employer.
You should receive proper training on how and when to use any PPE provided and your employer should carry out regular checks to ensure it is being used correctly. Waste can be a source of infection and needs to be dealt with safely. Employers must have procedures in place to deal with waste materials and spillages to ensure it is dealt with correctly. Your employer is also responsible in reporting any outbreaks of infection within your workplace to appropriate bodies. 1.2 Explain employee’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection The employee has a duty of care for the service users you attend.
As with splitting any pipework, ensure it is not under pressure before doing so. 2. Describe the importance of wearing appropriate protective clothing and equipment, and keeping the work area safe and tidy Correct protective clothing is essential. It will protect you from any workplace hazard associated with your task. Anything outside of the mandatory site PPE will be detailed on the work permit.
Unit 4222-264 the Principles of Infection Prevention and Control Outcome 1 1.1 As an employee it is our responsibility to adhere to company policies and procedures as well as those implemented by localised procedures. This means any communicable diseases which are notifiable, must be brought to the attention of the appropriate authority if I have any concerns what so ever regarding the management of infectious diseases in the workplace, I should record and contact line manager, who will seek professional advice. All employees must also observe general Precautions, other rules specific to a particular work activity must also be observed. Preventing infection Employees can help by: Washing hands when appropriate Keeping equipment clean Remaining vigilant and reporting potential hazards Attending infection control training and keeping updated Wearing Personal Protective Equipment Maintaining personal hygiene Disposing of waste correctly 1.2 Employers have a duty of care to all employees under the health and safety legislation, which gives the employers the responsibility to protect employees from danger and harm, as far as possible. 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.
Only used by persons that have received adequate information, instruction and training. All equipment to be supplied with appropriate protective devices, markings and warnings Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 These regulations require employers to ensure that equipment for the purpose of lifting is strong, stable, positioned and used safely to minimise risks. Employers also have a duty to carry out regular inspections of all lifting equipment to ensure it meets with the regulations. Safety first Not following the correct procedures for manual handling is the one of the most common causes of injuries in the workplace. By following instructions and information given during training, assessing the situation to identify any potential hazards and taking precautions to limit these, the risks of injuring yourself or others during a manual handling operation are greatly reduced.
This covers safeguarding, suitable people, suitable premises/equipment, organisation and documentation. Ofsted will come to the setting to check that the setting are following this framework correctly. There is also health and safety legislation in place that sets out legal requirements to keep all adults and children safe. These are: Health and safety at work act 1974 All employment settings have responsibility as laid down in the health and safety at work act 1974 for Great Britain. This act places overall responsibility for health and safety with the employer but also duties on employees, so everyone in a setting has some responsibility for the health and safety of anyone who is there.
This training should explain all activities staff should and should not undertake due to their job title, and give guidance on the appropriate footwear and clothing, also identify the personal protective and hygiene equipment staffs are provided with such as gloves. Basic training under health and safety should include • Manual handling • Infection control • Fire procedures • First aid • Basic hygiene • Food preparation, storage and hygiene • Dealing with
All employees must also observe general precautions, other rules specific to a particular work activity must also be observed. Roles and responsibilities of personnel in relation to injection control. 1.2 - Explain employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection: It is the responsibility pf the employer to provide employees with information on such policies, as well as ensure all employees receive sufficient training where necessary. Employers also need to provide the correct PPE to all members of staff. 2.1 - Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection: The Health and Social Care Act 2008; Codes of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.
Health and social care nvq 2 Assessment criteria 1.1 As an employee it is our responsibility to use the PPE provided and to use it in the correct way that we have been trained in. In terms of PPE there are different colours of PPE, aprons and gloves, for different job roles and procedures within the workplace. When using gloves I ensure that they are not worn and are in a condition that I can use them, i.e. no holes or rips, and to make sure they are the right size to fit my hands. when taking my gloves off , I pull one off at a time , first one from the cuff then use it to pull of the other one , therefore minimising the risk of spreading germs on to my skin the used gloves should then be disposed of by putting them in a clinical bin using the foot stool to open the bin .
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