* And to ensure that all PPE/equipment is correct and available and working at all time. Outcome 2:- There are many current legislations and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. These include:- * COSHH:- the control of substances hazardous to health, this requires employers to control substances hazardous to health, within the workplace. They need to make sure that the correct and appropriate risk assessments, which are vital, are carried out and both employees and service users are safe from harm. * RIDDOR:- Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
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.
Infection Prevention and Control Good infection prevention and control is essential to ensure that people who use health and social care services receive safe and effective care. It is your employer’s responsibility that training, risk assessments and equipment are in place to enable you to carry out your daily duties to minimise risk to yourself or service users. It is your responsibility to follow all training and use all equipment and PPE provided by your employer. All employers are bound by The Health and Social Care Act 2008 and by the 10 codes of practice laid down by the CQC on how they judge a care provider and how it complies with the cleanliness and infection control requirements. The CQC Codes of practice |1 |Systems to manage and monitor the prevention and control of infection.
WRITTEN QUESTIONS Unit Title: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit sector reference: SHC34 Candidate name: ……… ……………………………………………………………. Answer the following questions, give examples where necessary. Question | Answers | 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role | As a professional working within health care, it is necessary and very important that we follow a code of practice which is set out by each employer in all work settings; this involves putting the needs and interests of those that we care for first. It is vital to keep everyone in our care safe from harm and unnecessary risk, which means we need to ensure that no individual in our care is abused or neglected. Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first.
Aiii. Within our organisation, duty of care means that our employer, the agency has a duty to look after us, by that I mean ensuring that we receive the necessary training prior to carrying out our duties and that we are regularly briefed about changes to regulations. The agency is obliged to ensure that we have all the necessary information, training, instruction and supervision to prepare us to deliver the care to the service users. Aiv. Duty of Care contributes to safeguarding individuals by obligating a level of care towards them as is reasonable in all circumstances to avoid injury to either themselves or their property.
1.2 Explain employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. The NHS plan published in 1999 stipulates that all NHS organisations should have effective systems in place to tackle Health care Associated infection (HCAI) in order to minimise the risk to patients and staff. Whilst an employee has training and then is responsible for carrying out the practical day to day use of Infection prevention
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.
1.2 - As an employer all staff should be trained in infection control, to be able to notice potential risks. The correct PPE should be available for staff, staff should have a understanding of infection control polices and procedures. Which should be made available by employer. 2.1- There are a few legislations and regulatory body standards, that are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. The health and safety at work act, which ensures the safety of members
1.2 Explain employers' responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the employer duty to provide PPE, equipment, organise training for all staff, undertake risk assessment and generally is responsible for the health and safety of staff in the work environment. 2 Understand Legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infections 2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. Most of the legal reglations relating to infection prevention and control comes under the Health and safety at work act: this act is about ensuring a safe place. The Management of Health and Safety at work Reglations introudued the need for montoring health and safety and risk assessment : including infrection prevention and control.
What is your employer’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection? The employer’s role in the prevention and control of infection are as follows: • 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 the health and safety aspects of their work. • Posting information on notice boards • Keeping an information file such as control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) • Providing supervision • Keeping records • Ensuring that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace. 3.