- simple maintenance can be carried out by the trained wearer, but more intricate repairs should only be done by specialists. The Regulations require employers to: - avoid the need for hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable; - assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that can’t be avoided; and - reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable. Employees should: - follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety; - make proper use of equipment provided for their safety; - co-operate with their employer on health and safety matters; - inform the employer if they identify hazardous handling activities; - take care to ensure that their activities do not put others at risk. 2. What are the specific regulations and safe working practices and procedures that apply to your work activities?
Unit 4222-264 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. There will be policies and procedures in all health and social care organisations that will outline what the employees’ roles and responsibilities are in relation to the prevention and control of infection. There will also be legislation in relation to infection control. It is up to all employees to know the legislation and the organisation’s policies and procedures so that they can take action to prevent the spread of infection in accordance with these. Employees’ also have a personal and moral responsibility to prevent and control the spread of infection as they are members of a caring society and profession.
An employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection is to carry out risk assessments, this is to make sure that, where possible infection risks can be prevented. Also, to make sure staff are properly trained and, that information is always available for all staff. This could be posters showing handwashing techniques. Once a risk assessment has been carried out procedures can be put in place such as the wearing of PPE to minimise exposure to infection. Also, staff should be supervised to make sure procedures are being followed.
There are a range of roles were the prevention and control of infection apply, here are the ones that apply to my line of work; working with hazardous substances, working in an environment that exposes me to infection, working with people who are vulnerable to infection and working in a place that is a communal living area. 2. The employer is responsible for ensuring that all employees’ know and apply the correct working procedures, this can be undertaken via providing adequate training. The employer is required to provide the appropriate personal protective equipment and the correct medical equipment as well as carrying out risk assessments. The employer is also responsible for the organisation of the workplace, ensuring that the risk of infection is minimised as much as possible.
Infection Control – IC01 and IC02 1. Describe what are the employees and employer responsibilities regarding infection control. Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1992) requires employers to assess the risk to their employees’ health and to put in place control measures. In relation to infection control, it is the employer’s responsibilities to ensure that staff is protected from exposure to infectious hazards through the provision of safe systems of work, these includes Employers must ensure that policies relating to infection control are reviewed and update annually To provide resources to effect the general principles of infection control and minimise the risk. To ensure that systems are in place to prevent staff from choosing whom they will or will not care for.
Outcome 1.1- Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection ‘It is my responsibility as employees to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace; this involves working safely to protect myself, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. Some of the legislation and regulations that relate to the control and prevention of infection include the Health and Safety at Work Act the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and the Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely; at work we have information provided in the health and safety file and COSHH file. As an employee I must ensure I must attend all necessary trainings that Is provide regarding infection control and prevention. If I come across a hazard such as bodily fluids spilt in an area or a staff member not wearing gloves I must report it immediately to a senior staff member and not ignore it as this may cause infection to spread.
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.
Employees must take precautionary measures to protect themselves, other staff, visitors and the individuals they are supporting. Employers will provide necessary training the employees must undertake. Guidelines relating to IPC; Health and Safety at work Act COSHH RIDDOR Food Safety Act NICE Employees must put safe ways of working into practice, simple step such as effective Han washing, correct use of PPE, not attending work while ill, effective cleaning of the environment and equipment will all help to prevent the spread of infection or cross contamination. 1.2) Explain Employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection Employers have a duty to provide PPE, Equipment, effective cleaning materials, that will assist in the prevention of the spread of infection. They must also provide / organise necessary and adequate training for all staff in the work environment.
IC01 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 The employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are as follows: • To work safely to protect myself and others from infections by following the legislation and regulations that relate to the control and prevention of infection which includes • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) • To always wear the PPE that is provided. it is important to wear the aprons and gloves for procedures that will reduce the spread of infection. Wearing PPE will prevent infection passing from me to others from getting on my clothes and spreading it onto anyone that I come into contact with. • As an employee I must attend any necessary training that is provided by my employer regarding the prevention and control of infection.
The control of Substance Hazards to Health Regulations (COSHH). This require employers to control substances that can be dangerous for workers health. Reporting of injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. This require employers to report the Health and Safety Executive of any injuries, diseases and dangerous events. The policies and procedures are set out in the workplace in order to maintain a safe place for work and to ensure all aspects of care and legal framework are covered.