All workplace incidents, injuries and illnesses (including near misses and damage to property) are to be reported to the employee’s supervisor/manager, as soon as possible. And recorded on the Hazard and Incident Report Form available from Managers or our intranet. All notifiable incidents, deaths and dangerous occurrences must be reported to the Managing Director, immediately. The Managing Director will liaise with the Work Health Safety and WorkCover Manager and issue instructions for notifying regulatory authorities. This will be done in accordance with legislative requirements in each state.
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.
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.
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
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.
1.2- In my setting I monitor Health and Safety by ; [pic] All of my Health and Safety and risk assessments comply with legal legislation and requirements. [pic] All Staff are encouraged to enrol on courses to help them recognise health and safety, 1st aid training is available to all staff to ensure they are capable to deal with any emergencies that may arise with children and young people, Policies and procedures are in place and ALL staff are expected to comply with these. Anyone found not to be complying with these without reasonable explanations will be disciplined appropriately. CRB checks on all staff and volunteers enable my setting to provide a safe environment for children to be in. All staff are made aware, if not trained, in manual handling, as well as looking after children and young people, Staff and volunteers must be trained appropriately to ensure safe lifting at all times to limit self injury.
The principles of Infection Prevention and Control Unit 21 ICO1 Q1 1.1 The employee’s role is to use at all times the equipment that has been provided for them, e.g. aprons and gloves. To read and locate the appropriate guidelines/policies for control of infection with in the work place. To take action to prevent any spread of infection. 1.2 The employers responsibilities are * Legal * Organisational * Personal/moral To asses risk, put procedures in place and that they are followed.
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.
The health and safety poster should always be put as it is the law. You should always work safely and follow instructions and guidance to ensure that everyone is safe. The health and safety policy will cover emergency procedures in the event of a fire or other emergencies. You should always know the procedures for things such as fire, security incident or if a child goes missing. In my work place we have been spoken to about what procedures you should follow.
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