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. It is very important that all information on infection control is displayed and information on policies and procedures are stored where they can be viewed by all staff. They must also supervise their staff, and complete infection control observations, for example, hand hygeine audits. A record of all infection must be kept. They must also ensure that areas are cleaned regularly
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.
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.
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.
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
1.2) Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection Employers have the responsibility of ensuring the safety of our work place in such a way that is protects members of staff and the public from infection. To ensure the safety of the working place employers are expected to carry out risk assessment to access the extent of dangers on certain work activities and put in place key strategies to minimise exposure to danger. Employers should provide the requisite training on safety management to staff and also provide PPE and cleaning materials for free for staff and visitors in the work place environment. [019.2] 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 Most of the legal regulation concerning infection prevention and control comes under the Health and Safety Act 1974, also there is the
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: Understanding roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections. 1.1 Explain employees roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Infection can be spread by direct and indirect contact, aerosols, formites and hands. Effective infection control prevents the possible spread of infections by organisms that have the potential to cause disease. By taking responsibility to protect themselves, employees are able to keep their own personage safe.
The most common for of this is in a manual for employees. This is a crucial tool as it sets out guidelines on safe working practices of the business and how they should be implemented. It should also inform employees abut what is expected of them. The main points of health and safety policies and procedures are: •To secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work•To protect other people from hazards arising from work. •To control the keeping and use of hazardous substances and materials All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled.
All ways wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your work the duty is in exercising caution and to refrain from causing another person injury or loss. A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of "reasonable care" while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. Aiii: When an employer adheres to the duty of care in a setting such as a residential care home it protects residents as well as the staff. This is because all codes of practice are carried out and makes the home a safer environment, for example: equipment is regularly checked, chemicals are stored correctly & staff trained regularly. Aiv: The duty of care contribute to safeguarding individuals by keeping them safe from any harm (sexual, emotional, financial and physical), vulnerable adult have a right to be safe and to be treated with respect and dignity.