They must adhere to all sanitary precautions, including appropriate personal hygiene. In relation to ServSafe Guidelines on appropriate cooking temperatures and sanitary precautions, all employees must take and become certified with a ServSafe Certificate. Employees must treat all customers fairly, and maintain good customer service skills, using anger management techniques at all times, (refer to our Conflict Resolution Document if further information is needed). Workers must obey all laws and legalities of the government and business; they must be aware of the ‘zero tolerance’ rule for alcohol and drug consumption. (See our ‘Zero Tolerance’ Document for more details).
ICO1: The principles of infection prevention and control. Oct 2014 Written by Laura Shaw Q: 1.1 Explain employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employees roles and responsibilities in the care industry are all different but the one thing they all have a responsibility to do is they must always be aware of and report any individuals health changes and they also have a responsibility to keep all work areas and equipment clean, tidy and free from infection hazards. They are also encouraged to maintain good personal hygiene for themselves as well as their service users. For example when assisting a service user to have a bath, shower or to use the toilet you must always wear the PPE (personal protective equipment) provided when removing any soiled clothing you must dispose of it in the correct way using the sluice bags that are provided and the sluice bags should be tided shut thus preventing any infection among other service users clothes.
They must also wash hands after using the toilet and before handling food. At all times they must be wearing appropriate PPE and must follow the procedures of disposing of waste safely. They must keep contact items clean and must always report any potential hazards. These things are a part of the code of conduct for care workers and they help with minimising the risk of an outbreak of infection. Care workers have a role in reporting infections or disease outbreaks.
ICO1 Outcome 1 Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 1. Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection All employees are responsible for the prevention of spread of infections. Employees should also, in the care industry, have a personal as well as a moral responsibility to follow infection control guidelines. Regular hand washing is a responsibility that all staff should follow as well as wearing all appropriate/available PPE. There is many roles within a health and social care environment where infection control is always important.
Unit ICO1 The principles of infection prevention and control Assessment Criteria Outcome 1 Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections The learner can: 1. explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection They have to always be aware of and report changes in the health conditions of the individuals that they support. They also have a responsibility to assist with keeping work areas, and equipment clean, tidy and free from infection hazards. [ They are also encouraged to maintain good personal hygiene for themselves as well as their service users. For example, helping service users bathe, use the toilet and change remove and dispose of any soiled clothing. Another responsibility they hold is preparing and maintaining environment before and after episodes of patient care.
All gloves and aprons that have been worn should be removed and disposed of correctly. All soiled items if disposable should be disposed of correctly. Effective hand washing is a good way to prevent infection from spreading. It is also important that all equipment is cleaned correctly to avoid cross infection, this is because infection can spread from one person to another through instruments, linen and equipment. 2: The employer has a responsibility to provide PPE equipment and to ensure the environment in which you work is safe, food preparation areas are clean and maintained to comply with food hygiene legislation.
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. All employees must also observe general precautions, other rules specific to a particular work activity must also be observe red. Roles and responsibilities of personnel in relation to infection control. Explain employers’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the responsibility of the employer to provide employees with information on such policies, as well as ensure all employees receive sufficient training where necessary.
RITA EVERTON 1.1 The employee has a responsibility to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene, especially in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Basic control measures are washing hands when appropriate, especially at the start and end of each call, wear PPE at all times and change for each customer or if they become soiled, making sure that everything is disposed of correctly, attend infection control training and keep yourself updated, keep vigilant and report any potential hazards, keep all equipment clean. 1.2 Employers have a responsibility to make sure that all staff are adequately trained in the prevention and control of infection, they follow and maintain the ‘Health and safety legislation’ as they have a duty to the employee to protect them, they can do this by providing a safe workplace, risk assess the dangers of ant work related activity, provide PPE, carry out regular health and safety checks. 2.1 The current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection are the Health and social care act 2008, this act was put in place to help providers of care plan and implement prevention and control of infection. It also includes criteria which the CQC (Care Quality Commission) take into account when assessing compliance.
Principal Contractor Cooperate with the CDM Coordinator/ Planning supervisor at all stages of the project. Also to develop the health and safety plan. Make sure adequate guidance and information is given to anyone entering the site in conjunction with the health and safety plan . Supply relevant P.P.E to employees and give induction to
Also, to ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace.2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infectionThe main legislation relating to infection prevention and control are; The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a piece of legislation which has been put in place in order to ensure a workplace is safe for all employers, employees and visitors within the building or work area and that all risks posed are eliminated or minimised as much as possible. The Management of Health and Safety