2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the Prevention and control of infection. There are laws and legal regulations about infection prevention and control. Most of the legal regulations relating to infection prevention and control come under the Health and Safety at Work Act. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations introduced the need for monitoring health and safety and risk assessment. The Food Safety Act was brought in to ensure safe practices for food to avoid contamination and spreading of infection and includes handling, storing and disposal of food.
Outline the current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, • The Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984, • Food Safety Act 1990, • The Public Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 1998, • Controls Assurance Standards – HSC 2000/02 2.2 Describe local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection. Employers are required by law to provide organisation policies and procedures. Local and organisational policies are those, which the organisation provides in relation to health and safety. Health and safety policies will be created by organisations in relation to health and safety and
My employer must follow the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, their responsibilities are to provide the mandatory training and supervisions, ensure policies and procedures are put in place, plan, organise, control, monitor and review health and safety arrangements, make sure the equipment is available and to maintain risk assessments and to deal with chemicals and other substances safely. As an employee I also have to follow COSHH 2002 (control of substances hazardous to health) in my workplace. This means I have to follow the procedures set in place by my employer and attend training. I have to make sure any hazardous substances are kept locked away where unauthorized people cannot get them. I also need to dispose of hazardous substances correctly and not mix substances in case of any hazardous fumes or explosions that may occur.
* 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.
This law regulates workplace discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, or disability. They make sure that employers provide reasonable accommodations and access for any qualified workers and disabled applicant. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects and promotes public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety and tobacco products. They also have a hand in regulating pharmaceuticals, both over-the-counter and prescription, to include dietary
QCF Level 3 Knowledge Questions 1) The legal framework for Heath Safety & Security is: The Health & Safety at Work Act Manual Handling Regulations (1992) Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regualtions (COSHH)(2002) Reporting of Injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) (1995) Health & Safety First Aid Regulations (1981) Management of Health & Safety at work Regulations (1999) 2) Employers must: • Provide a safe work place • Provide health & safety training • Undertake risk assessments • Ensure that ther2 is safe access to & from the workplace • Provide information on Health & Safety 3) Employees must. • Take reasonable care for the safety of themselves and others • Not intentionally damage any equipment or materials provided by the employer • Co-operate with the employer with health & safety matters Both employers and employees have a duty of care to themselves, each other and visitors/users of the premises & services. This means that they have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of others 4) COSHH is the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002). This includes (but is not limited to) substances such as cleaning materials, disinfectants, bleaches and naturally occurring substances such as blood. They must be stored in a safe & suitable place, clearly labelled.
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. 1:2 Employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at work act 1974. And this states that employers have a responsibility to protect employees’ from danger and harm, as reasonably practicable. Employers must: * Provide a safe workspace. * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities.
How do you ensure integrity (validity) of information? I would utilise a variety of sources to correlate, compare and match information in order to determine consistency & validity. Assessment Activity 2: OHS codes and regulations are intended to support the basic tenets or intentions of OHS legislation. What are these tenets? * Secure the workplace health, safety & welfare of employees * Protect persons (including the general public) at or near workplaces from risks to health & safety arising out of work activities * Ensure that expert occupational health & safety advice is available to employers, employees & contractors * Promote work environments that are adapted to the health & safety needs of employees * Provide workplaces that are free from unnecessary stress & that are secure * Foster cooperation & consultation between employers & employees on matters related to employee health, safety & welfare.
Health and Safety Key legislation relating to health and safety * The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * First Aid – Health and Safety * Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 * Food safety Act 2009 * Environment Protecting Act * RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1995 How policies and procedures protect Service users * By providing clear guidance on expectations of delivery of care * By providing information Employees * By providing guidance and safe procedures to use and follow during our work * Safe ways of working to protect them from dangerous and harmful situations Main health and safety responsibilities of: Employee It is their legal responsibility to use the correct moving and handling techniques that have been taught during training. The principle of safe moving and handling is to protect myself, my colleagues and the service users. It is important that I record each accident that happens to me or that I witness. This complies with RIDDOR legislation. The accident books are reviewed by my management team, and will help to prevent future accidents occurring.
Manual handling regulations 1992 and reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1985 (RIDDOR). 1.3 Here are some examples of the subjects that should have health and safety policies and procedures; * Moving and handling of people and objects. * Personal hygiene. * Infection control * Personal safety and lone working. * Fire safety * Food safety and hygiene.