Rachael Foster The principles of infection prevention & controlunit 4222-264 1.1 - As an employee the correct PPE should be wore i.e. gloves and aprons. Good personal hygiene should be kept and hands should be washed after our duties i.e. giving personal care. 1.2 - As an employer all staff should be trained in infection control, to be able to notice potential risks.
1.2) Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection Employers have the responsibility of ensuring the safety of our work place in such a way that is protects members of staff and the public from infection. To ensure the safety of the working place employers are expected to carry out risk assessment to access the extent of dangers on certain work activities and put in place key strategies to minimise exposure to danger. Employers should provide the requisite training on safety management to staff and also provide PPE and cleaning materials for free for staff and visitors in the work place environment. [019.2] 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 Most of the legal regulation concerning infection prevention and control comes under the Health and Safety Act 1974, also there is the
CU311 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is our responsibility as employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace this involves working safely to protect myself, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. Some of the legislation and regulations that relate to the control and prevention of infection include the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH and RIDDOR. It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection.
HSC 037 Promote and implement health and safety in health and Social care Health and safety basically means assessing your workplace and reducing the risks. As an employee I have to abide by the health and safety at work act 1974. This means I need to attend any mandatory training I have been put on, go to supervisions, adhere to policies and procedures, use correct equipment, do not misuse faulty equipment, report any risks that I have seen and co-operate with my employer. This is all to ensure the safety of myself and others. My employer must follow the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, their responsibilities are to provide the mandatory training and supervisions, ensure policies and procedures are put in place, plan, organise, control, monitor and review health and safety arrangements, make sure the equipment is available and to maintain risk assessments and to deal with chemicals and other substances safely.
* Cooperate with the employer in respect of Health and Safety matters .Not intentionally damage any Health and safety equipment or materials provided by the employer * Attend training provided by the employer * Use protective equipment provide by the employer In respect of the prevention of infection, you must think about the prevention and control for you and others around you. Basic controls are: * Dispose of waste correctly * Wash hands when appropriate * Keep equipment clean * Remain vigilant and report potential hazards * Attend infection control training and keep updated * Wear clean PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for each person * Maintaining personal hygiene. It is the responsibility of an employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace. They are responsible to work safely to protect themselves, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. As an employees, they must ensure that they attend all necessary trainings that their employers provide regarding infection control and prevention.
c) The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) this involves employers having to identify which hazardous substances are present in the work place and ensure that they are locked away for safety. In the work place, examples might be bleach and other cleaning materials, pesticides, adhesives, acids and gas. d) Infection control regulation which is about controlling the spread of communicable diseases between people. This involves understanding the principles of effective hand hygiene, understanding ways in which your own health or hygiene might pose a risk to the individuals you support or to other people at work and being aware of common types of personal protective clothing, equipment and procedures and how and when to use them. 1.2.
Other key pieces of legislation that sit alongside and support the Health and Safety at Work Act are; • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) requires employers to control and provide data on all substances that can cause harm or illness to health. • The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. • The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (known as RIDDOR) sets out what occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous situations need to be reported. • The Personal Protective Equipment regulations 1992 requires employers to provide the correct protective equipment for employees such as gloves, aprons, goggles etc... • The Health and safety First Aid regulations 1981 requires employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel (first aider) to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. • The Employers Liability Regulations 1969 requires employers to obtain the correct and adequate
HLTWHS300A Contribute to OH&S Process Question 1 What is the overall aim of the New South Wales Work Health and Safety Act 2012? It specially aims to protect people at workplaces from risk to their health or safety and to promote safe and healthy work environments. Question 2 List the PCBU/ Worker responsibilities for maintaining a safe work environment. a) What is the responsibility of the PCBU? To ensure the health and safety of workers, customers and visitors by eliminating or minimising risks at the workplace b) What is the responsibility of the worker?
1.2 EXPLAIN EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES IN RELATION TO THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF INFECTION 1.2 The Health and Safety Legislation require that employers have a duty of care to protect employee for example: * Provide a safe workplace * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities * Provide training to staff * Provide PPE * Ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken. The employer should have infection prevention control policies and procedures for the staff. The manager will support and advise the Carer in respect of these procedures. 2.1 OUTLINE CURRENT LEGISLATION AND REGULATORY BODY STANDARDS WHICH ARE
CYP 3.4 1.4: Explain how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in own work setting or service. Name and Description of Legislation | How this relates to practice | The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974This Act of Parliament is the main piece of UK health and safety legislation. It places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees.Among other provisions, the Act also requires: * Safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, plant and systems. * Maintenance of safe access to the workplace. * Safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances.