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
Unit 8 Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 1 Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises. The main purpose of the legislation is: To secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work To protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work To control the use and storage of dangerous substances To control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances. Other main pieces of legislation that support the Health and Safety at Work Act are: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
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
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
Where there are five or more employees, an employer has an absolute duty to provide a written health and safety policy and to ensure that all employees have seen it. 2 Analyse how policies, procedures and practices in own setting meet health, safety and risk management requirements. Discuss whether the policies in place in your setting conform with organisational
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
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.
The health and safety at work act 1974 is the main piece of legislation that covers work related health and safety in the workplace. The main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer are minimum handling and lifting. To ensure it is carried out correctly and safely and to make sure all materials/equipment that is needed are being used, handled and stored correctly and safely. Be aware of any potential
1. List the aspects of employment covered by law: 2. List the main features of current employment legislation: The Health and Safety at work Act (1974) sets out general rules for employers and employees to follow. Within this act the main requirement is for employers to create a risk assessment. These should cover any risk within the work place and must record all conclusions.
All employees must inform mangement of any training needs they may have in relation/line with the health and safety at work act. All individuals in the workplace must conribute to their own safety at work by risk assessing any task or situation, and always ensuring that everyone around them will remain safe and free from harm or potential risks. Outline your employer’s responsibilities to comply with this act. To ensure all staff are adequately trained to ensure every person has a level of health and safety competence that is appropriate to their role.Ensure risk assessments are completed regularly and any actions that may arise are dealt with accordingly.Be proactive to ensure the safety and welfare of all employees,residents,visitors and contractors is maintained continually.Ensure that all legal responsibilities in regards to reporting and investigating incidents and accidents are complied with a prompt action taken when required to