* 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.
Jennifer Holder Unit 9: The principles of infection prevention and control. Understand the roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection: 1.1 Employee's are responsible for numerous things in relation to the control and prevention of infection. It is the employee's responsibility to ensure that they protect themselves, colleagues, patients and visitors from infection by adhering to infection control policies. Employee's should always wear the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) for the duty in which they are undertaking and ensuring proper disposal of this PPE as well as infective material or other clinical waste. Ensuring that they have good hand hygeine techniques is also very important when it comes to the prevention and control of infection.
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
The work environments needs to be clean and accessible to all those within the workplace Deep cleaning is required should there be an infection outbreak, in this instance cleaning chemicals and recommended detergents needs to be used. It is important that all workers are adequately trained and aware of their responsibilities in regards to maintaining a clean and safe work environment Explain the purpose of cleaning schedules the purpose of having a cleaning schedule is that it informs staff, clients and visitors what has been cleaned and when, how often cleaning should be done and what chemicals have been used and should be used. Describe how the correct management of the environment minimises the spread of infection Using the cleaning schedule is an important factor in this as it lays out what should be done and when, also, making use of cleaning equipment and maintaining hand hygiene minimises the risk of infection. Describe how the correct management of the environment minimises the spread of infection In order to minimise the risk of infection, staff need to adhere to the cleaning schedule that outlines all that needs to be done. Also For staff to wash their hands at regular intervals and make use of any environmental cleaning equipment.
Noor Findlay (Lisa) 16/01/15 Unit 645 – Lead and manage infection prevention and control within the work setting 1. Understand current infection prevention and control policies procedures and practices. 2.1 Summarise national and local policies for infection prevention and control. Following is national and local policies:- There are laws and legal regulations about infection prevention and control. Most of the legal regulations relating to infection Prevention and control come under the Health and Safety at Work Act; this act is about ensuring a safe work place for employers, Employees and members of the public by minimising accidents at work.
Jalpa: Health and Social Care Level 2 Unit : 21 The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control. 1.Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections. 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. As an employee it is our responsibility to adhere to company policies and procedures as well as those implemented by localised procedures. This means any communicable diseases, which are notifiable, must be brought to the attention of the appropriate authority.
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.
1.2 - As an employer all staff should be trained in infection control, to be able to notice potential risks. The correct PPE should be available for staff, staff should have a understanding of infection control polices and procedures. Which should be made available by employer. 2.1- There are a few legislations and regulatory body standards, that are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. The health and safety at work act, which ensures the safety of members
The most common for of this is in a manual for employees. This is a crucial tool as it sets out guidelines on safe working practices of the business and how they should be implemented. It should also inform employees abut what is expected of them. The main points of health and safety policies and procedures are: •To secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work•To protect other people from hazards arising from work. •To control the keeping and use of hazardous substances and materials All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled.
It is important to identify hazards in the workplace because it is the first step of preventing hazards from progressing to injuries, illness, death or property damage. Question 6 Discuss the importance of the incident reporting process. The purpose of this is to ensure all hazards, incidents and accidents involving staff, an another member, property and activities are reported, investigated, and recorded in accordance of Work and Healthcare Safety Act 2012. To ensure WHS incidents are investigated appropriately, with a view to prevention of similar occurrences. Question 7 Describe the incident reporting process related to your industry.