Employers must provide a safe work place Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities Provide training for all staff Provide personal protective equipment Ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken Employer’s responsibilities extend to protecting employees from the risk posed by biological hazards such as blood, body fluids and associated infections. Within the work place the employer has infection prevention and control policies and procedures in place for all staff to adhere to. The Company will have a good understanding of the general care of SU and staff and will be able to respond appropriately in the event of possible infection outbreak, IE arranging for swabs
IC01: The principles of infection prevention and control The prevention and control of infection is the responsibility of everyone working in a health and social care setting. Both employers and employees have particular roles to avoid the spread of infection. 1.1. As a health & social care practitioner it is essential to maintain a clean and hygienic environment and also to be aware of the infection control policies and procedures that are used in the workplace. Maintaining a high level of personal health and hygiene will also help in the prevention of infection.
Unit 21 - The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control. 1.1 - Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection: As an employee it is our responsibility to adhere to company policies and procedures as well as those implemented by localised procedures. This means any communicable diseases which are notifiable must be brought to the attention of the appropriate authority. If I have any concerns whatsoever regarding the management of infectious diseases in the workplace, I should contact my line manager who will then seek professional advice. All employees must also observe general precautions, other rules specific to a particular work activity must also be observed.
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.
You should receive proper training on how and when to use any PPE provided and your employer should carry out regular checks to ensure it is being used correctly. Waste can be a source of infection and needs to be dealt with safely. Employers must have procedures in place to deal with waste materials and spillages to ensure it is dealt with correctly. Your employer is also responsible in reporting any outbreaks of infection within your workplace to appropriate bodies. 1.2 Explain employee’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection The employee has a duty of care for the service users you attend.
This will be done in accordance with legislative requirements in each state. All Incident and Hazard forms must be submitted to the Managers and Return to Work Coordinator and a copy retained for employee’s records. An aggravation, exacerbation or re-occurrence of an existing injury or illness is to be recorded on the Hazard and Incident Report Form where there is a specific incident. b) How would you ensure that your team is aware of these procedures? - Through induction for new staff.
The finance and administrative services accounts for the cost of the overall cost of the incident. Liaison officer will answer question to media and public and set up any news conferences. Safety officer will make sure safety measures are in place including personal protective equipment. EMS and fire department personnel will assist with patient transport, rescue, and medical attention required. Utility staff will be organized to fix downed power lines, power outages and cut limbs away lines from trees damaged during the disaster.
Employers should have accessible (easily located, understandable, straight forward and manageable) infection prevention and control procedures that ensure a safe environment and safe working practices. They should also have a system for ensuring that we understand and follow those procedures. Failure of our employer to minimise the risk of infection and to protect we, our colleagues, individuals we support and there family and friends against infectious disease constitute neglect. Employers have a responsibility to regularly produce infection prevention and control reports describing: •Policies and procedures that are in place and how they are monitored
Unit 4222-264 The principles of infection Prevention and control | Why is the role and responsibility in relation to the prevention and control of infection for each of the following | 26401AC1,2 | EmployeeIt 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, clients and other people 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 - HASAWA, the Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health - COSHH and the Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations- RIDDOR. It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely.We must ensure we attend all necessary trainings that our employers provide regarding infection control. If an employee comes across a hazard such as bodily fluids spilt in an area or a staff member not wearing gloves you must report it immediately to a senior staff member and not ignore it.In the workplace employees need to put these safe ways of working into practice, for example by effective hand washing, not coming into work when you’re not feeling well as you will be putting others at risk, by always wearing protective clothing.EmployerIt is the duty of the employer to provide PPE free of charge, organise training for staff, undertake risk assessment and generally is responsible for the health and safety of staff in the work environment.
Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Both employers and employees are responsible for their own actions in the Work place. All reasonable steps should be taken when carrying out your work duties and all staff should have adequate health and safety training, and measures should be taken to ensure that policies and procedures are in place and adhered to. For example, it is the employers’ responsibility to provide adequate protective equipment and the employee’s responsibility to use it