It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that all laws and legal regulations concerning infection prevention and control are followed by employees. They must do this by undertaking risk assessment and management to identify and minimise the impact of infection hazards. Relevant training and supervision in aspects of infection and control should also be provided by your employer. The correct equipment should also be made available to ensure you are able to prevent and control infection. Relevant information relating to infection hazards and prevention and control methods are also to be provided by your employer.
We need to be clean and hygienic at all times aswell as promoting good hygiene to the individuals we support. As an employee we all have adequate training on the awareness of infection and prevention control and there are workplace procedures such as temperature checks, cleaning schedules, risk assessments and Health and Safety policies that we must all adhere to for the protection of everyone in the workplace. We are regularly required to do refresher courses on these and have to read and sign that we regularly read our workplace policies that are in place. It is also required that we report any changes to any individual’s health conditions that we support. We must assist in keeping all areas and equipment clean, tidy and free from infection hazards and if we have soiled clothing for
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.
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 PPE (personal protective equipment) to all members of staff. 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.
It is the employers responsibilty to assess the risk of infection or the spread of infection and they must also ensure that all relevant procedures are in place and adhered to by their staff, as well as providing the relevant training for their staff to attend. It is very important that all information on infection control is displayed and information on policies and procedures are stored where they can be viewed by all staff. They must also supervise their staff, and complete infection control observations, for example, hand hygeine audits. A record of all infection must be kept. They must also ensure that areas are cleaned regularly
As employees we should be working to a standard to meet the standards of CQC, we should have adequate systems in place for infection prevention control, this should comply with the Health and Safety at work act 1974. 3.1 Make sure there are infection control pollices in place and that staff have read and signed them to staff negligence. Make sure there is risk assessments in place and that they are reviewed on a regular basis. Staff training must be updated. 3.2 On an individual basis it could be illness or death.
ICO1: The principles of infection prevention and control. Oct 2014 Written by Laura Shaw Q: 1.1 Explain employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employees roles and responsibilities in the care industry are all different but the one thing they all have a responsibility to do is they must always be aware of and report any individuals health changes and they also have a responsibility to keep all work areas and equipment clean, tidy and free from infection hazards. They are also encouraged to maintain good personal hygiene for themselves as well as their service users. For example when assisting a service user to have a bath, shower or to use the toilet you must always wear the PPE (personal protective equipment) provided when removing any soiled clothing you must dispose of it in the correct way using the sluice bags that are provided and the sluice bags should be tided shut thus preventing any infection among other service users clothes.
Also, to ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace.2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infectionThe main legislation relating to infection prevention and control are; The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a piece of legislation which has been put in place in order to ensure a workplace is safe for all employers, employees and visitors within the building or work area and that all risks posed are eliminated or minimised as much as possible. The Management of Health and Safety
Outcome 1 1. It is the employee’s responsibility to read the policies and procedures regarding the prevention and control of infection and to understand their role in the practise of preventing and controlling infection for example wearing the correct PPE and hand washing thoroughly and to attend all training sessions. 2. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure up to date information regarding the prevention and control of infection is accessible to everybody. Also the employer must provide the correct equipment to all employees.
The health and safety act states that everyone in the workplace is Responsible for health and safety, every legislation on health and Safety gives you guidance of all your responsibilities as a carer In how you should maintain a high standards with in all the areas the legislations cover such as- FOOD HYGIENE LEGISLATION 2005, handling food, using the right chopping board for the right food type to eliminate any cross contamination. ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ACT 1990, handling clinical waste or hazardous substances, to know how and where to dispose of such things to protect your self, others and the environment. In order for your work place to keep within the health and safety frame work it is very important for every member of staff to read and refresh on a regular basses so that you understand and follow health and safety policies and procedures so that to eradicate any hazards or risk from the work place creating a safe environment for all using, working or living in a care setting.