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.
Riffat Khanum 09/01/14 Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings The Health and Safety at Work act 1974 is the main type of legislation that covers health and safety in social care settings. Under this Act, the workers have responsibilities to ensure safety is there in the workplace. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 covers all manual handling actions, such as lifting, carrying objects or pulling. Other regulations are Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and this cover requirements for the provision of first aid in the workplace. The control of Substance Hazards to Health Regulations (COSHH).
In addition The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, there are also additional regulations covering industry sectors as a whole, for example, construction industry. The general duties, which must be followed by all, are outlined below: Employers: * Ensure health, safety and welfare of all their employees. * Produce a written policy statement explaining how the employers intend to impose the safe work environment. * Consult with union representatives if necessary/required. * Ensure
The definitions • Legislation is a law or group of laws • Policies is a document explaining the expected standards • Procedures are instructions about how to carry out a particular task Policies legislation and procedures are put in place in order to protect not only the service users but also the staff and employers there are many ways that they do ensure the wellbeing and safety of the staff and people who use the services. They all provide a strict set of rules in which everyone should follow at all times, in order to make sure that one persons mistake does not influence or effect someone else or the service user . If it found that someone isn’t adhering to the rules and regulations set there should be a set discipline in place. Health and safety at work act ~ (hasaw) This is a legislation put into place to safeguard all individuals in the health care setting. This act is enforced by the Health and Safety executive.
Ensuring all staff/visitors to the site have a health and safety induction before being actually allowed on site, he also may be responsible for ensuring that all staff/visitors adhere to health and safety rules whilst on site, maintaining statutory and other notices give example, the reporting and subsequent investigating of any incidents under RIDDOR, also the responsibility for regular inspection of the welfare facilities, and for ensuring action is taken to maintain the required standard This would be consistent with what the employer and site manager wishes it to be and which would be dependent, or limited to, the level of the his/her competence, especially in respect to H&S issues. 2) With which individuals would the site manager have the most contact with both on and off the site in respect to these activities?? The individuals the SM should have most contact with, in respect to all H&S issues, are their immediate supervisor/manager or the company's health and safety manager/adviser/officer. The assistant site manager will spend more time out of the site than the SM, so he will be vigilant looking for unsafe practices, sub-contractors not working to method statements; barriers warning notices etc requiring reconfiguring, or subject to unauthorised modification, and any
Assignment 206 Task B Bi 'Agreed ways of Working' The policies and procedures written by the employer set out how you should provide care and support for others and how you should deal with specific issues in your work setting. These should include policies and procedures relating to health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, data protection, supervision, waste management, moving and handling, handling medication, and security and safeguarding. These should identify the general approach that the company takes towards an issue, they should incorporate all of the legal requirements affecting care work and should reflect the safest and most effective ways of carrying out particular tasks. It is essential that you understand and follow these policies and procedures to ensure that you are working in ways agreed by your employer. The duties and responsibilities of your role as a social care worker should also be set out in your job description.
What are the specific regulations and safe working practices and procedures that apply to your work activities? Specific regulations and safe working practices are laid out in company manual along with procedures for work activities. It is important to identify all hazards and risks before work begins to avoid danger. Risk assessment identifies hazards and their risks. Method statements establish safe working systems such as permits to work etc to control the risks.
1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employers’ are responsible for making sure that all of the risks relating to the prevention and control of infection are assessed and that policies and procedures about infection control are put in place and updated when needed. Employers’ must ensure that the policies and procedures are being followed by all of their employees and must provide training for all employees in relation to infection control. Employers’ also have a responsibility to make sure that
An employer’s responsibilities are based on duty of care of the people in their workplace – that is staff, service users and anyone else who comes to the workplace. The main points of the health and safety Policies and procedures agreed with the employer are Agreed ways of working, Who is responsible for monitoring each aspect of H&S, The aims of the policies, Details of regulations, How the organisation aims to reduce risks, Training and procedures used to reduce risks, Arrangements for fire, first aid and emergencies and Control measures for hazards – such as medication. 3. As a support worker employee, I take Health and Safety seriously and the welfare of others in also paramount, so my main responsibilities include taking reasonable care of myself and others, wearing the correct PPE. I also have to use equipment correctly, including chemicals and substances.
If I have any concerns whatsoever regarding the management of infectious diseases in the workplace, I should contact my supervisor. All employees must also observe general Understand precautions, other rules specific to a particular work activity must also be observed. 1.2 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. Also to provide personal protective equipment to all members of staff.