* Attend all training that is provided by your employer. * Use any and all personal protective equipment that is provided by your employer. With your responsibilities as an employee relating to infection inside of your work setting you have to think of two key things, Prevention and Control. Prevention means that things like personal protective equipment and washing your hands need to be used to prevent people getting infected with anything in the first place. Control means to contain the infection once someone has it for example using personal protective equipment and washing your hands even if they don’t feel dirty.
The school is required by law to have a health and safety policy, which gives information to all staff. To make sure the school is as safe as possible. All new staff joining the school should receive introduction training in health and safety and what to do in an emergency. There should also be a health and safety policy for staff to read and sign. Staff must ensure that any actions which they take are not likely to cause harm or cause danger to others in school.
Cleaning schedules are in place to prevent and control infections. The environment should be visibly clean and acceptable to residents, staff and visitors. Regular cleaning is important to maintain the appearance and function of the premises, the chosen method of cleaning should remove the contamination and not spread it. Cleaning schedules are put in place to inform users, staff and visitors who cleaned, what is cleaned, what time and day cleaning takes place, whether something needs to be cleaned daily, weekly or monthly and what chemicals were used to clean. 3.
1.2Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. If you make sure risk assessments are being carried out within the workplace to make sure all equipment and toys are safe for the children in my care .Assessing the workplace and making sure there are no potential hazards like hazard materials being left out or electrical sockets being left uncovered. That food is stored properly to stop cross-infection and the kitchen is always clean. 2.Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care. 2.1Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights.
Regular hand-washing with bacterial soap is needed to ensure that no infection is being transferred from the employee to another area. It is the employees’ responsibility to maintain an control any infection using the correct equipment and to so do safely. 1.2 – explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the employers’ responsibility to provide correct PPE for their employees’ use to maintain a controlled setting. In order for the employees’ to carry out tasks safely and securely they need to supply the right PPE that will be able to prevent and control any infection as well as keeping the employees’ safe.
An employer’s duties include ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all employees by means of risk assessments, training and instruction for employees and sharing of information. Employers must have a written Health and Safety policy that all employees have familiar with. Employees have a common duty of care to take reasonable precautions for the health and safety of themselves and others. All employers are required to display the Health and Safety Law poster. Other relevant acts within the Health and Safety Act relating to early Years are: * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) This Act details how to protect children from dangerous chemicals (including cleaning materials and medicines).
Some of the ways that I follow Health and Safety at Work includes carrying out risk assessments. Before starting my daily working activities I check to see if there is anything that could cause harm to me, the service users or others. I use risk assessments and examine the areas in which I work, the service users and any equipments I have to use; to ensure that they are safe, hazard free and conform to legal and organizational requirement for health & safety. I make sure that I remove anything that could cause danger or pose a risk to the service users or myself. For example, I will move furniture or any obstacles out of the way, store cleaning products and equipment safely, roll up and store trailing flexes safety.
I do this by disposing of waste correctly, washing hands, cleaning equipment, remaining vigilant and reporting hazards, attending and keeping my infection control training up to date, clean PPE for every person, maintaining personal hygiene,, if someone has an infection I will have to prevent it spreading by being more vigilant and report any changes in their condition and be extra careful to follow all the prevention techniques. 2.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection. Under health and safety legislation employers must prevent employees from being put in danger or harm by providing a safe work place, do risk assessments to assess dangers, provide staff training, provide PPE, carry out health and safety checks regularly. They must protect from risks from biological hazards e.g. blood, infections and bodily fluids.
It is my job to make sure they clean their hands properly to remove any bacteria before lunch. In some cases, we have to help the children wash their hands as they are not capable of washing them properly. Food hygiene: Babies and young children are especially vulnerable to the bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Ensure your baby is not at risk as a result of food preparation and serving. Always wash your hands well before preparing food and after touching raw meat, fish and eggs.
It also ensures that children are kept safe “provider must obtain information about any special dietary requirements, preferences and allergies” additionally it ensures that settings are suitable and safe for children to be in. Little Gems Nursery: Safety and Policy and procedure This evidence states the role that practitioners have in keeping children safe. It outlines the practitioners responsibility in ensuring that all children are kept safe, the policy states the different ways practitioners have to keep children in their care safe for example “ensuring a staff member is in attendance on the front door at the beginning and end of each session” and “providing a room layout that ensures clear access to fire exits” Just Eat More I’ve included this picture in my evidence because it shows the different fruit and vegetables that children can eat for their 5 a day. Why I included