All training they received on prevention and control of infections should be adhered to. 1.2Explain employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the responsibility of the employer to make sure all employees are trained to the correct level in prevention and control of infection. They should inform employees of any updated polices whether national or company. Employees should also be kept informed of any new infections contracted by individuals they are caring for.
Employees` have to use personal protective equipment and clothing provided when needed and appropriately eg when supporting individuals with their personal cares. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection Employer’s responsibilities are based on Legality, Organisational, Personal and moral responsibilities. Employers have to make sure risk assessments are put in place and they have to be reviewed on an on-going basis. They have to put procedures in place and ensure that they are followed correctly and properly. It is the employer`s responsibility to provide appropriate training in relation to infection control and the health and safety awareness aspects of the work.
There are also many employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. These include:- * Making sure that employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of working in that environment. Employers must make sure that their staff attend all relevant and correct training made available and work to the CQC standards or quality and safety. * They need to keep records in relation to infection control relevant and updated etc. * And to ensure that all PPE/equipment is correct and available and working at all time.
Employees have responsibilities to: self, colleagues, employer, service users and visitors. 1.2. Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employers are responsible for: • Assessing risks, • Putting procedures in place, • Ensuring procedures are followed, • Ensuring employees are appropriately trained in relation to infection control, • Making sure employees are aware of health and safety aspects of their work, • Keeping records, • Ensuring that relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available in the workplace 2.1. Outline the current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
An employer has a lot of duties protecting employees from harm. There are responsibility’s placed on all employers under the health and safety act legislation, the employer has to provide a safe working environment, carry out regular risk assessment to assess the dangers of the work placements, provide training for staff , provide personal protective equipment and ensure regular health and safety acts are carried out. The employer’s duties extend to protecting employees from the risks posed by biological hazards such as blood, body fluids and associated infections. The employer has to put policies and procedures for staff in order to protect. The employer will have a good understanding of the general care of the people within the setting and will be able to respond to an infection outbreak.
Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) is relevant as it requires that any infection or disease that is work Related be recorded and reported. There are regulatory bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that produce standards to guide and inform infection prevention and control practices. The HSE is an independent regulator for work-related health, safety and illness; provide information and advice to reduce risks of accidents occurring in the workplace including the spread of
AC1.1 – Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection It is our responsibility as employees to take precautionary measures 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 (HASAWA), 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. AC1.2 – Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the duty of the employer to provide PPE, equipment, organise training for staff, undertake risk assessment and generally is responsible for the health and safety of staff in the work environment.
Kelly-Ann Radcliffe Health and Social Care Unit 4222-264: The Principles of infection Prevention and control Outcome 1: Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 1:1 Employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This tells workers that they have to do certain things in order to comply with the act and they are: * To take responsibility of there own safety and the safety of others. * To cooperate with your employer regarding health and safety matters. * To not intentionally damage and health and safety equipment provided by your employer. * Attend all training that is provided by your employer.
1.1Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection Infection prevention and control practice is the personal responsibility of all involved in the provision of healthcare. We are all required to attend relevant education sessions, to comply with the policies and guidance on infection prevention and control as detailed in the Infection Control policies and guidelines in our work places. Infection control is everybody’s responsibly from the managers to the care workers. This means is our responsibility to practice hand hygiene, Wear PPE, Observe health and safety regulations, Observe food regulations, Report illnesses, Report any suspected infections, Use the right equipment and materials, Depose of waste correctly and take infection control. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection It is the responsibility of employers to have policies and guide lines in the work place on prevention and control of infection, to have in place and operate effective management systems for the prevention and control of infection which are informed by risk assessments and analysis of infection incidents.provide workers with the correct PPE’ and maintain a clean and appropriate environment which facilitates the prevention and control of infection.
Hands should be washed before and after each residents care and also when serving/feeding food or drinks. What are the employers’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infections? 1.2 An up-to-date infection control policy is the responsibility of the employers which should include the roles and responsibilities of all staff and what to do if there is an outbreak of an infectious disease. Risk assessments are also the responsibility of the employer as well as reporting and recording any incidents of infection. Employers should also ensure employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of their work by providing training and information on things such as COSHH and the prevention of cross infection.