Health and Social Diploma Level 3. Infection Control

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Infection control 1.1 It is my responsability to wear the PPE that is provided, also to wear the correct colour aprons to the job i am doing. It is important to use the correct colour mops, buckets and brushes this helps to stop cross infection. Also using the correct colour chopping bored. 1.1a Using equipment provided, washing hands when necessary. Washing clients clothes separate from other clients. Using slice bags and slice wash program on washer. 1.2 Its is the companies responsibilities to provide us with the correct PPE for the jobs we carry out. Also to provide us with the correct equipment to stop infection spreading. 2.1 The public health (control of disease) act 1984 and the health and social care act. The NICE guidelines. COSHH RIDDOR Relevant codes of practice National minimum standards (+ their regulatory body - Care quality commision in England) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations 1992 Controlled Waste Regulations 1992 (includes Clinical Waste) Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Food Safety Act 1990 and the Food Safety Act (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995. 2.2 Our work place should have a COSHH policy in place wich employees should read and sign, We should all be put on relevant training. As employees we should be working to a standard to meet the standards of CQC, we should have adequate systems in place for infection prevention control, this should comply with the Health and Safety at work act 1974. 3.1 Make sure there are infection control pollices in place and that staff have read and signed them to staff negligence. Make sure there is risk assessments in place and that they are reviewed on a regular basis. Staff training must be updated. 3.2 On an individual basis it could be illness or death. On an organistion basis it could be Inquiry, loss

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