We do this by following the guidelines set out for us. (Mind, 2012) 3. What are the responsibilities of the; a) Employer in OHS The employer has a duty of care to their employees to ensure that the work place is safe and free from potential injury and risks to the employee’s health. b) The employee in OHS An Employee must take reasonable care to protect themselves from and others from any actions that may cause harm to them or someone around them. (SA Government, 2007) 4.
Unit 19: The principles of infection prevention and control1.1 Explain employees' roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infectionThe employees' roles and responsibilities are to ensure that their own health and hygiene does not pose a risk to service users and other colleagues. To ensure effective hand washing is carried out when working with service users, giving personal care and during the handling and preparation of food. To ensure they use PPE (personal protective equipment) when needed and when appropriate.1.2 Explain employers' responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infectionIt is the employers responsibility to ensure that all employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of their work, this can be done by; giving staff printed documents including all the information they need regarding health and safety, keeping files within the workplace for easy access to information, giving staff regular training and regularly observing staff to ensure they are following the correct procedures. Keep records in relation to infection control and the measure put in place to prevent the spread of infection. Also, to ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace.2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infectionThe main legislation relating to infection prevention and control are; The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Employees’ also have a personal and moral responsibility to prevent and control the spread of infection as they are members of a caring society and profession. Roles where infection control is important include working with individuals who may be vulnerable to infection, working in communal living environments and taking part in working activities that may expose the employee or the supported individual to infection. Employees are responsible for keeping themselves, the supported individual’s, their colleagues and any visitors safe from infection. Employees’ must maintain a high level of personal hygiene, particularly hand hygiene, to ensure that infection is not unnecessarily spread. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection.
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.
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.
I need to ensure that when they come into the clinic area that it is free from any potential hazards that could cause harm, whether that is a trip hazard or sharps hazard. I also need to ensure the clinic area is clean and that patients are aware of the toilet facilities available. Management of health and safety at work regulation 1999 – under this act the main requirement for an employer is to carry out risk assessments in the work place. The employer must assess the health and safety risks that could affect their employees whilst in the working environment. This is also applies to patients and visitors in the same environment.
QEE3/001 COMPLYING WITH STATUTORY REGULATIONS AND ORGANISATIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS 1. What are the roles and responsibilities of yourself and others under the Health and Safety at Work Act and current legislation? Personal protective equipment is to be supplied and used at work wherever there are risks to health and safety that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways. The Regulations also require that PPE: - is properly assessed before use to ensure it is suitable; - is maintained and stored properly; - is provided with instructions on how to use it safely; and - is used correctly by employees. - simple maintenance can be carried out by the trained wearer, but more intricate repairs should only be done by specialists.
• 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
UNIT 21 1.1 The employees responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection: a. Keeping/observing hygiene b. Un dergo/update on infection prevention control training c. Complying with the company’s rules and policies/procedures and adhere with the legislation of local organisations 1.2 The employers roles and responsibilities are: a. Keepin g the workplace hygienic and clean b. Providing the training for the staff c. Undergoing risk assessment and putting the procedures in place d. Complying with the health and safety regulations e. Providing PPF’s to employees f. Responsibities to their clients and visitors g. Making sure employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of their work h. Posting information on notice boards i. Keeping an information file such as Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) j. Providing supervision k. Keeping records l. Ensuring that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace. 2.1 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 workplace.
• Make sure employees adhere to the health and safety aspects of their work. Employers must also ensure they post information on notice boards, have a Control Of Substances hazardous to Health( COSHH) file, provide supervisions and have available to hand relevant standards,