To ensure that systems are in place to prevent staff from choosing whom they will or will not care for. Ensure that all staff carries out Best practice in relation to infection control Ensure that all new members of staff have received adequate supervised induction and practical training in the health and safety requirements, including infection control procedures Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hand washing facilities Systems for the safe disposal of waste Employee responsibilities Employee must work safely in accordance with their training and instructions given to them. Employees must also notify the employer or the person responsible for health and safety of any serious or immediate danger to health and safety or any shortcoming in health and safety Employees must cooperate with their employers in the action taken to comply with the Act or Regulations. In particular, they should use or apply control measures as required and should cooperate with assessments, training programs and other action taken to protect health and safety. Employees who become aware of any situation or incident that could be a
What are the specific regulations and safe working practices and procedures that apply to your work activities? Specific regulations and safe working practices are laid out in company manual along with procedures for work activities. It is important to identify all hazards and risks before work begins to avoid danger. Risk assessment identifies hazards and their risks. Method statements establish safe working systems such as permits to work etc to control the risks.
Hazardous substances include, certain chemicals, bacteria and other micro organisms, certain dust and any other substance which has comparable health effects. To comply with the Regulations the employer must: assess the risks to health arising from hazardous substances created by the work activity, and decide what precautions are needed to prevent or adequately control exposure. Food Safety Act 1990: It is the statutory obligation to treat food intended for human consumption in a controlled and managed way. The key requirements of the Act are that food must comply with food
Employers also ensure that labeling and MSDS sheets are available for its employees. The company may check the employees exposure periodically to any known hazardous substance by routinely monitoring air quality. The chemical hygiene plan may be put into effect which consists of a written plan for necessary work practices, procedures and policies for dealing with air contaminants in the work area. Employee training and information is critical and should inform employees of the hazards present in their work areas. Employees should be informed of the contents of the standard and its appendixes should always be available for inspection.
The home is residents are safeguarded at all time from cross contamination by developing a strict habit of hand washing when hygiene is an issue using protective equipment to stop cross contamination. * 1.2) Employer’s roles and responsibilities- Employer’s must give us the correct training in all areas of infection control and provide us with the correct personal protective equipment to carry out our tasks. The workplace must be a safe environment for all with any risk assessments being recorded and being made aware of in a risk assessment folder. This applies to equipment and possible hazards with any work related activities in the home or for residents on leave. The home should be able to provide the materials and framework to allow the effective running of the home.
• As an employee I must attend any necessary training that is provided by my employer regarding the prevention and control of infection. • It is important as an employee that I am aware of these regulations and legislation so that I can work safely; at work there is information which is provided in the health and safety file and COSHH file. • As an employee if I come across a hazard such as bodily fluids spilt in an area or a staff member not wearing gloves it must be reported and not ignore it as this may cause infection to spread. • In the workplace I need to put the safe ways of working into practice; for example by effective hand washing, not coming into work when I am not feeling well as this will be putting others at risk. • All equipment needs to be cleaned correctly to avoid
The principles of infection prevention and control. 1.1 Employee’s roles and responsibilities are to take action to prevent the spread of infection round the home, to report to a higher member of staff so they can do a risk assessment for everyone to follow the procedures to make sure no one will spread the infection to a more vulnerable client. 1.2 The employers responsibilities are to make sure of the assessing of the risk, making sure the procedures are in place and over see that everyone is following them correctly. The employer should make sure there is infection control training and that the home has the right protective clothing and glove and bags and the right cleaning products. 2.1 The public Health (control of diseases) ACT1984 The public Health (infectious diseases) ACT 1998 Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) 2002 Reporting of injuries, Diseases and dangerous occurrences (riddor) 1995 Hazardous waste regulation 2005 Skills for health and infection control work place competencies 2.2 Health and safety polices are in the policies and procedures it tell you about what to do to prevent infection control it tells you how to put gloves on and how to wash your hands also there are posters up in the toilets, how to tie your hair up, cleaning equipment, how to deal with waste and how and when to take special precautions and how not to spread infection.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that "Medications are hazardous substances therefore their use must be risk assessed and safe procedures should be implemented. Adequate training must also be available" Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2012 states that medicines can cause ill health if they are given in incorrect amounts, administered by the wrong method or given to the wrong person. Clients, staff and visitors may be at
Employees must cooperate with these arrangements and take reasonable care of themselves and others. Employers have a duty to display a health and safety law poster. Control of Substances Hazardous To Health Regulations (COSSH) 1994 Early years setting’s regularly uses cleaning products that could potentially be hazardous. Cleaning maybe required after toileting or paint spillages or any other accident. The following guidelines should be followed to minimise risk of injury: Employers should give training on control measures and how to use them, provide protective clothing and equipment along with emergency procedures.
Control of substance hazardous to health 2002 In the care sector these regulations may apply to cleaning materials and medications that may be dangerous if not used properly. Care providers must protect staff and service users from harm by ensuring that potentially dangerous substances are safely stored and that staff that use them are properly trained to do so. Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 Employers, the self-employed and ‘responsible persons’ (people in control of work premises) have an obligation to report death or serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses) to the HSE. Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 Employers must ensure that first aid equipment and trained first-aiders are present in the workplace and that