Make sure that the work place is a safe environment to work in. Make sure that emergency plans are set out and that staff know what to do. Prevent any risks to staff and service user’s health. Makes sure that we are informed of any hazards that could hurt us in regards to making sure that we are all coshh trained. (c) 4.
All Key Workers when updating the Care Plans and Risk Assessments should ensure that it is as safe as possible for both Staff and Service Users. In some circumstances of moving Service users, additional equipment may be needed; Such as hoists or wheelchairs. This should be stated in Care Plans, Risk assessments and will need Staff training before they are able to use
* And to ensure that all PPE/equipment is correct and available and working at all time. Outcome 2:- There are many current legislations and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. These include:- * COSHH:- the control of substances hazardous to health, this requires employers to control substances hazardous to health, within the workplace. They need to make sure that the correct and appropriate risk assessments, which are vital, are carried out and both employees and service users are safe from harm. * RIDDOR:- Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
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
Employers must also make arrangements to ensure the health and safety of the workplace, including making arrangements for emergencies, adequate information and training for employees. Employees 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. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and
Aiii. Within our organisation, duty of care means that our employer, the agency has a duty to look after us, by that I mean ensuring that we receive the necessary training prior to carrying out our duties and that we are regularly briefed about changes to regulations. The agency is obliged to ensure that we have all the necessary information, training, instruction and supervision to prepare us to deliver the care to the service users. Aiv. Duty of Care contributes to safeguarding individuals by obligating a level of care towards them as is reasonable in all circumstances to avoid injury to either themselves or their property.
That all risks and hazards are known and that responses are in place. That appropriate training has been carried out to enable best care. b) The employer or manager To make sure the area is safe to working and that risk assessments are in place and up to date, to provide adequate first aid facilities, to have all information on hazardous material and have and supply correct PPE. To make sure all equipment is correct and safe to use and regularly maintained. Limit and control substances that may affect health of
UNIT 202 Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Outcome 1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role 1/ As a care worker it is my duties to ensure I promote a professional and well presented manner. It is my duty to ensure I have been given full training when regarding to medical or manual handling activities. It is my responsibility to ensure the safety and protection of the people I support. I must report any danger that I think can cause harm to myself or others, I have a responsibility to follow company procedures and policies always within my own role.
* 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.
A list of the principles to be followed for safe moving and handling. Up to date training on manual handling must be carried out and a risk assessment must be carried out, recorded and followed to minimise the risk of injury to the individuals and the staff. This would provide information such as the number of people required to transfer a service user, mobility equipment needed ect. Care plans must be complete, up to date and read to understand the heath requirements of the individuals. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002)Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations are all legislations relevant to moving and handling and these must be followed.