Infection Control Essay

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Unit 224 – The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control 1. Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 2.1 Explain the employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the duty of the employee to make sure that they follow the policies, procedures and guidelines that have been put in place in the prevention and control of infection 1.2 Explain the employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employers have responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees. They are also responsible for any visitors to their premises such as customers, suppliers and the general public. The employer is also responsible for providing PPE , and training for employees. 2. Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections 3.2 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection The current legislation and regulatory body standards for the prevention and control of infection are: * Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 * Control of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002: which require a risk management-based approach to infection control in Workplace environments. * The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999. * The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992. * Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992. * Healthcare Standards Act 2006 3.3 Describe local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection The local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection includes * To make the registration requirement for cleanliness and infection control clear to all registered providers so they
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