Prevention and Control of Infection

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UNIT 21 1.1 The employees responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection: a. Keeping/observing hygiene b. Un dergo/update on infection prevention control training c. Complying with the company’s rules and policies/procedures and adhere with the legislation of local organisations 1.2 The employers roles and responsibilities are: a. Keepin g the workplace hygienic and clean b. Providing the training for the staff c. Undergoing risk assessment and putting the procedures in place d. Complying with the health and safety regulations e. Providing PPF’s to employees f. Responsibities to their clients and visitors g. Making sure employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of their work h. Posting information on notice boards i. Keeping an information file such as Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) j. Providing supervision k. Keeping records l. Ensuring that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace. 2.1 The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Both employers and employees are responsible for their own actions in the workplace. All reasonable steps should be taken when carrying out your work duties and all staff should have adequate health and safety training, and measures should be taken to ensure that policies and procedures are in place and adhered to. For example, it is the employers’ responsibility to provide adequate protective equipment and the employee’s responsibility to use it appropriately. The Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 Provides information on the legal requirements for the reporting of contagious or infectious diseases, for example, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, HIV and Legionella.
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