Regular hand-washing with bacterial soap is needed to ensure that no infection is being transferred from the employee to another area. It is the employees’ responsibility to maintain an control any infection using the correct equipment and to so do safely. 1.2 – explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the employers’ responsibility to provide correct PPE for their employees’ use to maintain a controlled setting. In order for the employees’ to carry out tasks safely and securely they need to supply the right PPE that will be able to prevent and control any infection as well as keeping the employees’ safe.
* Attend all training that is provided by your employer. * Use any and all personal protective equipment that is provided by your employer. With your responsibilities as an employee relating to infection inside of your work setting you have to think of two key things, Prevention and Control. Prevention means that things like personal protective equipment and washing your hands need to be used to prevent people getting infected with anything in the first place. Control means to contain the infection once someone has it for example using personal protective equipment and washing your hands even if they don’t feel dirty.
It is the employers responsibilty to assess the risk of infection or the spread of infection and they must also ensure that all relevant procedures are in place and adhered to by their staff, as well as providing the relevant training for their staff to attend. It is very important that all information on infection control is displayed and information on policies and procedures are stored where they can be viewed by all staff. They must also supervise their staff, and complete infection control observations, for example, hand hygeine audits. A record of all infection must be kept. They must also ensure that areas are cleaned regularly
Employers have duty to assess the risks surrounding any activity that involves manual handling. They must put in place measures to reduce or avoid the risk. Employees must follow manual handling procedures and cooperate on all manual handling issues. Health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981 These cover requirements for the provision of first aid in the workplace. Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 These regulations require employers to notify the Health and Safety Executive, or other relevant authorities, of a range of occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous events.
1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection. Employers should make the workplace a safe environment that is safe for work but also for all individuals and visitors. Employers must carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities and then are responsible for putting strategies in place for minimizing the risk. Employers must provide PPE and provide training and refresher updates on infection control. 2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the Prevention and control of infection.
* 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.
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. 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. 1.2 Explain employers’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection.
1.2 EXPLAIN EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES IN RELATION TO THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF INFECTION 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 procedures. 2.1 OUTLINE CURRENT LEGISLATION AND REGULATORY BODY STANDARDS WHICH ARE
• Ensure appropriate control measures are implemented. • Ensure staffs are trained about safe procedures and use of protective clothing. • Check that new staffs are trained before using substances. Before any substances are used in the workplace employers must undertake the following risk assessment: • What harmful effects are possible? • How should the substance be used and where should it be stored.
[019.1] 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 employees, it is our responsibility to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the possible spread of disease within our work place environment. Employees are to strictly adhere to company policies and procedures as well as that of the local authority and understand several legislation regarding the prevention and control of infection. This generally should involve working safely to protect ourselves, other staff, service users and the public from infection. Employees should put in a safe way of working such as always washing their hands, not coming to work if we feel unwell, ensure the proper use protective equipment at all time while working. 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.