In order for the employees’ to carry out tasks safely and securely they need to supply the right PPE that will be able to prevent and control any infection as well as keeping the employees’ safe. Outcome 2 - Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections 2.1 - Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. Current legislation and regulatory body standards :e.g. Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 1974, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002, Reporting of
1.1 Employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. As a health care worker it is your duty to take care of your health and safety and others that may be affected by your actions when working in the field such as the people you are supporting, their families and friends and your work colleagues. It is important to follow the legislations which is set for the purpose of preventing and controlling infection in working settings such as The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It requires workers to: 1. take reasonable care for their safety and that of others 2. Cooperate with the employer in respect of health and safety issues.
Assess the effectiveness of safe practices en preparing, cooking and serving food in a Health and Social Care setting. Page 12 Outline relevant legislation relating to preparing, cooking and serving food. Page 3-4. Explain safe practices necessary in preparing, cooking and serving food in a Health and Social Care setting. Page 5-9.
1.1 Explain employees` roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employees are responsible for taking action to prevent and control the spread of infection, following legislation, local and organisational policies and procedures. They also have a personal and moral responsibility, as members of a caring society and profession. Employees` are responsible for themselves, colleagues, employers, people we support and visitors while doing different roles such as working in communal living environments, work with hazardous substances, work activities may expose them to infection, work with vulnerable individuals to infection. Employees` have to use personal protective equipment and clothing provided when needed and appropriately eg when supporting individuals with their personal cares.
Employees have responsibilities to: self, colleagues, employer, service users and visitors. 1.2. Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employers are responsible for: • Assessing risks, • Putting procedures in place, • Ensuring procedures are followed, • Ensuring employees are appropriately trained in relation to infection control, • Making sure employees are aware of health and safety aspects of their work, • Keeping records, • Ensuring that relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available in the workplace 2.1. Outline the current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
Unit 4222-264-The principles of infection prevention and control Outcome 1: Understand roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infections 1.1 explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection As a care worker I have a responsibility to make sure my own actions don’t affect the health and safety of others or I e.g. service users, families and colleagues. The health and safety at work act 1974 states we must take care of our own safety and others, follow employers instructions regarding health and safety, not damage health and safety equipment and materials, attend training and use the health and safety equipment provided. I need to think, prevent and control infection, I should prevent someone getting an HCAI to save them discomfort, anxiety and antibiotics and to save the NHS money by adapting the practice of using standard precautions for all people including high risk people and myself. I do this by disposing of waste correctly, washing hands, cleaning equipment, remaining vigilant and reporting hazards, attending and keeping my infection control training up to date, clean PPE for every person, maintaining personal hygiene,, if someone has an infection I will have to prevent it spreading by being more vigilant and report any changes in their condition and be extra careful to follow all the prevention techniques.
Control means to contain the infection once someone has it for example using personal protective equipment and washing your hands even if they don’t feel dirty. 1:2 Employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at work act 1974. And this states that employers have a responsibility to protect employees’ from danger and harm, as reasonably practicable. Employers must: * Provide a safe workspace. * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities.
* And to ensure that all PPE/equipment is correct and available and working at all time. Outcome 2:- There are many current legislations and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. These include:- * COSHH:- the control of substances hazardous to health, this requires employers to control substances hazardous to health, within the workplace. They need to make sure that the correct and appropriate risk assessments, which are vital, are carried out and both employees and service users are safe from harm. * RIDDOR:- Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
The accident books are reviewed by my management team, and will help to prevent future accidents occurring. It is social worker responsibility to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. We have the responsibility to ensure chemicals are stored securely, and used in compliance with their recommendations. We should store, prepare, and dispose of food stuffs, in line with the training I have received. If First Aid treatment is needed, social workers should alert the registered First Aid Person within workplace, which is trained to provide first aid.
Employees should also be kept informed of any new infections contracted by individuals they are caring for. Employers should provide PPE for all employees. Risk assessments should be carried out on all individuals to minimise the risks of infections braking out. 2.Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infection. 2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection.