Nvq Level 3 Health and Social Care

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RITA EVERTON 1.1 The employee has a responsibility to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene, especially in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Basic control measures are washing hands when appropriate, especially at the start and end of each call, wear PPE at all times and change for each customer or if they become soiled, making sure that everything is disposed of correctly, attend infection control training and keep yourself updated, keep vigilant and report any potential hazards, keep all equipment clean. 1.2 Employers have a responsibility to make sure that all staff are adequately trained in the prevention and control of infection, they follow and maintain the ‘Health and safety legislation’ as they have a duty to the employee to protect them, they can do this by providing a safe workplace, risk assess the dangers of ant work related activity, provide PPE, carry out regular health and safety checks. 2.1 The current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection are the Health and social care act 2008, this act was put in place to help providers of care plan and implement prevention and control of infection. It also includes criteria which the CQC (Care Quality Commission) take into account when assessing compliance. 2.2 Local and organisational policies that are relevant to the prevention and control of infection are The public health (Control of disease) act 1984, the Social Care Act, NICE guidelines and other company policies and procedures which relate to the control and prevention of infection and disease. 3.1 The procedures and systems relevant to the control and prevention of infection are that all employees must wear their PPE as instructed, dispose of all clinical waste appropriately, and maintain a high level of personal and environmental hygiene. Attend regular
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