Ensuring that they have good hand hygeine techniques is also very important when it comes to the prevention and control of infection. Proper cleaning and decontamintation of equipment and the environment is essential. Employee's may also ensure that they attend all relevant infection control training, and inform their employer if they notice that infection control policies are being ignored, or if relevant equipment or PPE needs to be updated/restocked. 1.2 Employers have legal, organisational and personal responsibilites when it comes to the control and prevention 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.
Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. All employees are responsible for taking action to prevent the spread of infection, in accordance with legislation. They also have a personal and moral responsibility, as members of a professional. There are many roles where infection control is important, these include: employees who work in communal living environments, employees working with individuals who may be vulnerable to infection. Employees have responsibilities to: self, colleagues, employer, service users and visitors.
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.
CU311 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is our responsibility as employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace this involves working safely to protect myself, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. Some of the legislation and regulations that relate to the control and prevention of infection include the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH and RIDDOR. It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection.
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.
Employers have duty to assess the risks surrounding any activity that involves manual handling. They must put in place measures to reduce or avoid the risk. Employees must follow manual handling procedures and cooperate on all manual handling issues. Health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981 These cover requirements for the provision of first aid in the workplace. Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 These regulations require employers to notify the Health and Safety Executive, or other relevant authorities, of a range of occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous events.
* Cooperate with the employer in respect of Health and Safety matters .Not intentionally damage any Health and safety equipment or materials provided by the employer * Attend training provided by the employer * Use protective equipment provide by the employer In respect of the prevention of infection, you must think about the prevention and control for you and others around you. Basic controls are: * Dispose of waste correctly * Wash hands when appropriate * Keep equipment clean * Remain vigilant and report potential hazards * Attend infection control training and keep updated * Wear clean PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for each person * Maintaining personal hygiene. It is the responsibility of an employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace. They are responsible to work safely to protect themselves, other staff, visitors and individuals from infections. As an employees, they must ensure that they attend all necessary trainings that their employers provide regarding infection control and prevention.
1.2 - As an employer all staff should be trained in infection control, to be able to notice potential risks. The correct PPE should be available for staff, staff should have a understanding of infection control polices and procedures. Which should be made available by employer. 2.1- There are a few legislations and regulatory body standards, that are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. The health and safety at work act, which ensures the safety of members
What are the employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to Prevention and Control of Infection?The employee’s roles and responsibilities in regards of prevention and control of infection are to make sure that they use any personal protective equipment (P.P.E’s) that are provided by the employer. Also it is the employee’s responsibility to make sure that they are following any prevention and control of infection policies for example at Pinderfields Hospital there is an intranet site where staff can access the policies online so that they can keep checking to see if there are any updates on the policy 1b. What are the employer’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection? The responsibilities of the employer is to make sure that there are suitable P.P.E's available for staff i.e. gowns, masks, gloves etc.
posting information on notice boards, keeping an information filesuch as COSHH, training, and providing supervision)The need to keep records in relation to infection control using appropriateDocumentationTo provide PPETo ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace | 2) Understanding legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infection The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The recommendations on standard principles provide guidance on infection control precautions that should be applied by all healthcare personnel to the care of patients in community and primary care settings. The recommendations are divided into four distinct interventions: · hand hygiene · the use of personal protective equipment · the safe use and disposal of sharps · education of patients, their carers and healthcare personnel 3) Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infection. There are many systems and procedures that provide ways of preventing and controlling of infection. Like receiving regular