1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employers’ are responsible for making sure that all of the risks relating to the prevention and control of infection are assessed and that policies and procedures about infection control are put in place and updated when needed. Employers’ must ensure that the policies and procedures are being followed by all of their employees and must provide training for all employees in relation to infection control. Employers’ also have a responsibility to make sure that
There are a range of roles were the prevention and control of infection apply, here are the ones that apply to my line of work; working with hazardous substances, working in an environment that exposes me to infection, working with people who are vulnerable to infection and working in a place that is a communal living area. 2. The employer is responsible for ensuring that all employees’ know and apply the correct working procedures, this can be undertaken via providing adequate training. The employer is required to provide the appropriate personal protective equipment and the correct medical equipment as well as carrying out risk assessments. The employer is also responsible for the organisation of the workplace, ensuring that the risk of infection is minimised as much as possible.
To ensure that systems are in place to prevent staff from choosing whom they will or will not care for. Ensure that all staff carries out Best practice in relation to infection control Ensure that all new members of staff have received adequate supervised induction and practical training in the health and safety requirements, including infection control procedures Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hand washing facilities Systems for the safe disposal of waste Employee responsibilities Employee must work safely in accordance with their training and instructions given to them. Employees must also notify the employer or the person responsible for health and safety of any serious or immediate danger to health and safety or any shortcoming in health and safety Employees must cooperate with their employers in the action taken to comply with the Act or Regulations. In particular, they should use or apply control measures as required and should cooperate with assessments, training programs and other action taken to protect health and safety. Employees who become aware of any situation or incident that could be a
• As an employee I must attend any necessary training that is provided by my employer regarding the prevention and control of infection. • It is important as an employee that I am aware of these regulations and legislation so that I can work safely; at work there is information which is provided in the health and safety file and COSHH file. • As an employee if I come across a hazard such as bodily fluids spilt in an area or a staff member not wearing gloves it must be reported and not ignore it as this may cause infection to spread. • In the workplace I need to put the safe ways of working into practice; for example by effective hand washing, not coming into work when I am not feeling well as this will be putting others at risk. • All equipment needs to be cleaned correctly to avoid
If I have any concerns whatsoever regarding the management of infectious diseases in the workplace, I should contact line / project manager, whom will then seek professional advice. All employees must also observe general precautions, other rules specific to a particular work activity must also be observe red. Roles and responsibilities of personnel in relation to infection control. 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.
An employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection is to carry out risk assessments, this is to make sure that, where possible infection risks can be prevented. Also, to make sure staff are properly trained and, that information is always available for all staff. This could be posters showing handwashing techniques. Once a risk assessment has been carried out procedures can be put in place such as the wearing of PPE to minimise exposure to infection. Also, staff should be supervised to make sure procedures are being followed.
Unit 224 – The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control 1. Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 2.1 Explain the employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It is the duty of the employee to make sure that they follow the policies, procedures and guidelines that have been put in place in the prevention and control of infection 1.2 Explain the employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employers have responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees. They are also responsible for any visitors to their premises such as customers, suppliers and the general public.
It should be reviewed regularly and all the members of staff need to have a clear understanding of the risk assessment process. It recognises that any care activities, the care settings and any equipment can be hazardous, so the steps are taken to minimise the risk to people. It ensures that all the service user, staff, visitor are free of harm and maintain safe and healthy work place. The health and safety organisation have classified the risk assessment into five stages: 1. Identifying the risk | What are hazards?
The principles of infection prevention and control The employees rights and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection is to follow the company’s policies and procedures, keep themselves safe and others, report any hazards which could lead to infection, attend relevant courses, use the PPE provided by the employer , keeping the work environment clean and tidy and to maintain good personal hygiene The employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are to keep everybody safe and to provide a safe work place, they do this by following current legislation. Produce relevant risk assessments in order to reduce or eliminate infection risks, provide relevant training for employees as well as PPE, up to date policies and procedures, cleaning products and safe and secure storage for cleaning products, PPE etc. Current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection are: • The Health and Safety at Work Act • COSHH • RIDDOR • Food Safety Act • the Environmental Protection Regulations The Local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection are The Public Health (control of disease) Act 1984, Social Care Act, the NICE guidelines and also the companies own policies and procedures that relate to infection prevention and control. Procedures and systems relevant to the prevention and control of infection are following the companies policies and procedures which relate to correct hand washing procedure, wearing correct PPE for example gloves, aprons and protective clothing, the correct disposal of waste and using the correct cleaning equipment when cleaning spillages, surfaces, equipment etc. The potential impact of an outbreak of infection on the individual and the organisation could be that the work
1/1.2 The Employers responsibility to all employees is to, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, (NICE) guidelines provide everyone involved in providing care with education about the standard principles of infection prevention and control and trained in hand decontamination and the use of protective equipment. With regular updates and appropriate equipment available, whilst maintaining up to date policies that can be easily accessed by all employers. The most important outcome in relation to the NICE guidelines is to protect health care workers from health care associated infections and prevent cross contamination of infections from patient to patient. 2/2.1 The NICE guidelines state that health care workers are required by law to be provided with appropriate supplies of hand decontamination products, PPE and sharps disposal equipment (Health And Safety Work Act 1974, Health and Safety Regulations 2002, Control of Substances Harmful to Heath Regulations 2002, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Health and Social Care Act 2008). This recommendation complies to current