Unit 18: Health and Safety Procedures in the Workplace 1.1 Define the main responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace of the following: a) employers: The employer has a responsibility for health and safety of all the staff, children and visitors to the nursery premises. The manager and deputy manager are responsible to ensure all policies are reviewed and regularly updated to cover any legal changes. The manager and deputy are to ensure that all staff read and implement the policies within the nursery and that a copy of the policies are easily available for staff to review when needed. The manager and deputy should have first aid training and the responsibility to ensure the first aid box has appropriate materials that are within date and refill when needed. The manager or deputy are to review accident records on a monthly basis to identify any recurring causes of the accidents and amend the situation.
SHC 34: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. Within my setting, before each morning and afternoon setting, we carry out daily risk assessment checks to ensure that the environment inside and outside is safe. We make sure all equipment is cleaned at the end of each session before it is put away and all tables are cleaned before the session. All toilets are cleaned at the beginning of the session, throughout the session and at the end of each session to stop the spread of infection.
IC01 – The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control 1. 1.1 An employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are as follows: * Make sure to attend all forms of infection control training whilst making sure to keep it updated. * Disposing of waste, clinical or normal, efficiently and correctly. * Making sure to keep all equipment clean * Making sure to wear the correct personal protective equipment when dealing with a individual, food or even cleaning. Whilst making sure to dispose of it correctly after every use and wearing new with each individual.
All training they received on prevention and control of infections should be adhered to. 1.2Explain employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the responsibility of the employer to make sure all employees are trained to the correct level in prevention and control of infection. They should inform employees of any updated polices whether national or company. Employees should also be kept informed of any new infections contracted by individuals they are caring for.
Within my setting I carry out daily checks to ensure that the environment inside and outside is safe before the children arrive. If I am covering a new activity I would carry out a new risk assessment form to ensure I have covered everything to ensure the children stay safe while in my care. I ensure all toys and high chairs are cleaned with antibacterial spray to help stop spread of infection. The toilet and kitchen area is cleaned daily enabling me to prepare food and for the children to be able to wash their hands and go to the toilet without the spread of germs. I complete a monthly/Weekly and daily risk assessment for different areas of my setting including the environment inside and outside.
* Attend all training that is provided by your employer. * Use any and all personal protective equipment that is provided by your employer. With your responsibilities as an employee relating to infection inside of your work setting you have to think of two key things, Prevention and Control. Prevention means that things like personal protective equipment and washing your hands need to be used to prevent people getting infected with anything in the first place. 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.
Support individuals to meet personal care needs 2.3-Explain how to report concerns about the safety and hygiene of equipment or facilities used for personal care In my workplace I would report this immediately to the manager and also record all my concerns in detail in the log book. If these pose a risk to others I must also complete a health and safety sheet and a risk assessment. The equipment in question would need to removed and replaced; the facilities would have to be deep cleaned and any equipment sterilised or replaced. The district nurse may also be involved in this as well as the health and safety officer at work. 2.4 – Describe ways to ensure the individual can summon help when alone during In my workplace this can be done through
They should also clean any surfaces e.g. windowsills, door handles, tables, sinks. Floors should also be cleaned with disinfects to kill any germs. routinely clean all visibly dirty items such as bedside tables and night. Cleaners in a care home should clean towels daily, the kitchen should also be cleaned daily and the bathroom and toilet should be cleaned with disinfectant as all the
B) The storing of medication whilst out on a day trip should be as the labelling states. Usually a large dry box is brought with various labelled medication/ medications in it for various service users and their specific medical needs. C) A record of all dosage and medicines that are consumed must be taken at the time of consumption during the day. A(vii) A) It is important that all staff is trained to the highest quality, when learning about first aid and emergency first aid. In case of an emergency that happens outdoors where there is more danger of falling, a nurse should always be on hand to attend the injured resident.
If there are any company health & safety announcements made these are usually sent via email to senior support staff, who then cascade to the support staff & service users if necessary. AC 2.5 Describe how to monitor health & safety in the workplace. To monitor health & safety in the workplace we designate several of the duties to staff to ensure they are all completed regularly. We split them into different areas for each staff: First aid- staff ensure that the first aid box is stocked with all items of equipment at all times i.e plasters, bandages, eye pads, sterile water. Fire safety- staff carry out regular fire drills/smoke alarm checks/fire equipment checks to ensure they are all working correctly.