2. Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection. Employers’ roles and responsibilities include: making sure employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of their work (e.g. posting information on notice boards, keeping an information file such as COSHH, training, and providing supervision) the need to keep records in relation to infection control using appropriate documentation to ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace UNDERSTAND LEGISLATION AND POLICIES IN RELATION TO INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL 1. Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Both employers and employees are responsible for their own actions in the Work place.
Employers must provide a safe work place Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities Provide training for all staff Provide personal protective equipment Ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken Employer’s responsibilities extend to protecting employees from the risk posed by biological hazards such as blood, body fluids and associated infections. Within the work place the employer has infection prevention and control policies and procedures in place for all staff to adhere to. The Company will have a good understanding of the general care of SU and staff and will be able to respond appropriately in the event of possible infection outbreak, IE arranging for swabs
264 The Principals of Infection Prevention and Control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to prevention and control of infection As a health and social care worker we have roles and responsibilities in relation to prevent and to control infection. We prevent infection by following infection control procedures and applying standard infection control principles to all situations all of the time. Also by cooperating with our employer in prevent and to control infection. Furthermore, we have to know and understand our organisation’s infection prevention and control policies and procedures which we can do by going to training for infection control. By ensuring that our own health and hygiene not pose a risk to service users and colleague.
IC01: The principles of infection prevention and control The prevention and control of infection is the responsibility of everyone working in a health and social care setting. Both employers and employees have particular roles to avoid the spread of infection. 1.1. As a health & social care practitioner it is essential to maintain a clean and hygienic environment and also to be aware of the infection control policies and procedures that are used in the workplace. Maintaining a high level of personal health and hygiene will also help in the prevention of infection.
2. explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. 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
Health And Social Care NVQ level 2 Unit 21 Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections. 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. If I have any concerns whatsoever regarding the management of infectious diseases in the workplace, I should contact line / project manager, whom will then seek professional advice.
You should receive proper training on how and when to use any PPE provided and your employer should carry out regular checks to ensure it is being used correctly. Waste can be a source of infection and needs to be dealt with safely. Employers must have procedures in place to deal with waste materials and spillages to ensure it is dealt with correctly. Your employer is also responsible in reporting any outbreaks of infection within your workplace to appropriate bodies. 1.2 Explain employee’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection The employee has a duty of care for the service users you attend.
|Unit 15: PWCS 37 Understand health and safety | Introduction The aim of this workbook is to allow you to present evidence for the criteria listed below. Your assessor will ask you to consider your job role and experience in your workplace to answer the questions contained within this assignment. Your assessor will assess your answers and provide you with feedback. Unit Summary This unit will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the various areas in social care, which are covered by health and safety policy and procedures. You will investigate the precautions, which are intended to preserve the safety of both staff and individuals who use the services.
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. 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
Unit 4222-306 Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care (HSC 037) Outcome 1 Understand own responsibilities, and try the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety Identify legislation relating to health and safety in the health and safety work setting 1. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 2. Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) 3. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) 4. Food Safety Act 1990 5.