Noor Findlay (Lisa) 16/01/15 Unit 645 – Lead and manage infection prevention and control within the work setting 1. Understand current infection prevention and control policies procedures and practices. 2.1 Summarise national and local policies for infection prevention and control. Following is national and local policies:- There are laws and legal regulations about infection prevention and control. Most of the legal regulations relating to infection Prevention and control come under the Health and Safety at Work Act; this act is about ensuring a safe work place for employers, Employees and members of the public by minimising accidents at work.
My employer displays a copy of this Act on 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 and to control the emission into the atmosphere of noxious or offensive substances Other key pieces of legislation that sit alongside and support the Health and Safety at Work Act are: - * The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 which emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. * The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) require employers to control substances that can harm workers' health and updated regulations in 2002. * The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. * The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (known as RIDDOR) sets out what needs to be reported.
My employer must follow the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, their responsibilities are to provide the mandatory training and supervisions, ensure policies and procedures are put in place, plan, organise, control, monitor and review health and safety arrangements, make sure the equipment is available and to maintain risk assessments and to deal with chemicals and other substances safely. As an employee I also have to follow COSHH 2002 (control of substances hazardous to health) in my workplace. This means I have to follow the procedures set in place by my employer and attend training. I have to make sure any hazardous substances are kept locked away where unauthorized people cannot get them. I also need to dispose of hazardous substances correctly and not mix substances in case of any hazardous fumes or explosions that may occur.
You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by: finding out what the health hazards are; deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessment); providing control measures to reduce harm to health; making sure they are used ; keeping all control measures in good working order; providing information, instruction and training for employees and others; providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases; planning for emergencies. Report of injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences 1995 (RIDDOR): puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses). Health and safety First Aid Regulations 1981: came into force on 12 September 1981 and require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel so that first aid can be given to their employees if they are injured or become ill at work. The aim of first aid is to preserve life and to
Moving and Handling Moving and handling is the core part of the day for most employees in the social care setting, legislation, policies and procedures that relate to moving and handling help to keep us safe. Legislation Manual Handling Regulations 1992 These regulations define that employers are required to avoid the need for manual handling so far as is reasonably practicable, assess the risk of injury from manual handling and reduce these risks. The employees have a duty to follow instructions, systems and use equipment that relate to safe manual handling. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 These regulations require that equipment is suitable and safe for its intended use with regular inspections and maintenance. Only used by persons that have received adequate information, instruction and training.
* First Aid * Prevention of Falls * Risk Management Question 2 Read each statement and indicate whether is True or False. Statement | True or False | a. Persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must ensure a safe workplace. | True | False | b. Workers must be consulted about managing WHS in the workplace.
Assignment 1 Task 1 Produce a fat sheet or leaflet listing the general health and safety legislation relation to a social care setting. Produce a factsheet or leaflet that describes the main points of health and safety policies and procedures in your work setting. The health and safety legislations * Health and safety at work act (1974) Under this act it is your employers duty to make sure that you are protected from any risks and dangers which could occur in your workplace. * The health and safety (young person’s) regulations 1997 These regulations are based on the view that young workers are particularly at risk in the workplace for a variety of reasons, such as 1. A general lack of experience 2.
For the protection of service user and the carer. It is important that it used correctly to prevent the risk of infection and cross infection. PPE is a barrier between the carer and other surfaces therefore giving protection to both the carer and service user. 4. State current regulation and legislation to PPE Answer There are legal duties and responsibilities of the employer under the health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to supply all PPE that is needed for employees when carrying out their work.
Ai A list of the key legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people and objects. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (known as COSHH), require employers to control substances that can harm workers' health. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (known as RIDDOR) (amended 2008) sets out what needs to be reported. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
It is a requirement of The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 that employers carry out a risk assessment of the workplace. After recognising any hazards, they must then assess the risks which could arise and identify the necessary steps that should be taken to deal with them. Separate risk assessments are required for pregnant employees. The employer is also required to produce a Safety Statement for the workplace. This is a document that outlines how the company will safeguard the health and safety of employees at work and other people that visit the premises (HSA, 2016).