Relevant information relating to infection hazards and prevention and control methods are also to be provided by your employer. 2.1. There are a few different legal regulations and standards relating to infection prevention and control. The majority of legal regulations fall under the health and safety at work act 1974, which is about making sure the workplace, is safe for all employees, employers and members of the public by minimising accidents and also preventing infection occurring and spreading. The management of health and safety at work act
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.
You should receive proper training on how and when to use any PPE provided and your employer should carry out regular checks to ensure it is being used correctly. Waste can be a source of infection and needs to be dealt with safely. Employers must have procedures in place to deal with waste materials and spillages to ensure it is dealt with correctly. Your employer is also responsible in reporting any outbreaks of infection within your workplace to appropriate bodies. 1.2 Explain employee’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection The employee has a duty of care for the service users you attend.
All employees must also observe general precautions, other rules specific to a particular work activity must also be observed. Roles and responsibilities of personnel in relation to injection control. 1.2 - Explain employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection: It is the responsibility pf the employer to provide employees with information on such policies, as well as ensure all employees receive sufficient training where necessary. Employers also need to provide the correct PPE to all members of staff. 2.1 - Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection: The Health and Social Care Act 2008; Codes of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.
Unit 4222-264 the Principles of Infection Prevention and Control Outcome 1 1.1 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 what so ever regarding the management of infectious diseases in the workplace, I should record and contact line manager, who will seek professional advice. All employees must also observe general Precautions, other rules specific to a particular work activity must also be observed. Preventing infection Employees can help by: Washing hands when appropriate Keeping equipment clean Remaining vigilant and reporting potential hazards Attending infection control training and keeping updated Wearing Personal Protective Equipment Maintaining personal hygiene Disposing of waste correctly 1.2 Employers have a duty of care to all employees under the health and safety legislation, which gives the employers the responsibility to protect employees from danger and harm, as far as possible. Employers must provide a safe work place Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities Provide training for all staff Provide personal protective equipment Ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken Employer’s responsibilities extend to protecting employees from the risk posed by biological hazards such as blood, body fluids and associated infections.
Outcome 1 Understanding the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings 1,1 – Identify legislation relating to health and safety in social care settings. There are many types of legislation based around the health social care settings, a few of the main ones are;- The Health and Safety Act 1974 This covers occupational health and safety, under this act it means all employers are to ensure that safety is maintained and practised in the workplace at all times to the highest of standards. There will always be a display of this Act in the main areas of all the company’s workplaces the managers should ensure this at all times. The Management of Health and Safety at work regulations 1992 This piece of legislation rules that employers are required to follow and achieve under the health and safety act. C.O.S.H – The Control of Substances Hazardous to health regulations This is to ensure that employers are able to control substances that can harm workers health in all areas of health and social care settings, including cleaning them up and dealing with spillages efficiently, and assuring there is risk assessments in place to prevent such incidents The manual handling regulations 1992 Certain health and social care settings will have this piece of legislation to ensure safe manual handling and moving and handling of people.
2. Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection. Employers’ roles and responsibilities include: making sure employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of their work (e.g. posting information on notice boards, keeping an information file such as COSHH, training, and providing supervision) the need to keep records in relation to infection control using appropriate documentation to ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace UNDERSTAND LEGISLATION AND POLICIES IN RELATION TO INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL 1. Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Both employers and employees are responsible for their own actions in the Work place.
Unit 8 Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care 1 Understand own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises. The main purpose of the legislation is: To secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work To protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work To control the use and storage of dangerous substances To control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances. Other main pieces of legislation that support the Health and Safety at Work Act are: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
These should cover any risk within the work place and must record all conclusions. Besides the main Health and Safety Act, there are several other Health and Safety legislations that are also important within the workplace. These include; Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999), Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations (1992), Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (1992), RIDDOR (1995) and Manual Handling Operations (1992). The Equality Act (2010) brought together existing legislations against forms of discrimination and helped to extend them within employment. This law is set out to protect and employee against being disadvantaged or mistreated within the workplace.
The principles of infection prevention and control (UK) Outcome1 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 The Care worker has a responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to take care of one`s own health and safety and others you care or support including their family, friends and work colleagues. The act requires Carers to : * Take reasonable care for their own safety and that of others. * 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 I( personal protective equipment) for each person * Maintaining personal hygiene. 2. explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection.