1.2 The responsibilities of the employer in relation to prevent and control infection are:- Provide a safe work place, Carry out risk assessment to assess the dangers of certain work activities, Provide training for staff, Provide PPE, ensure regular Health and Safety checks are undertaken. Outcome 2 2.1 The Current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection are:- Health and Safety at Work COSHH RIDDOR NICE Guidelines H.S.E Food and Safety 2.2 Local and organizational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection are:- Personal Hygiene Equipment, Handling Waste, How to use PPE, Managing Spillages, Safe Handling and Disposal of Clinical Waste. Outcome 3 3.1 The procedures and systems relevant to the prevention and control of infection are: - General Cleaning and de-contamination, Disinfect and Sterilization. 3.2 The impact of an outbreak on the Employee can be have a serious affect on Who we care for, Can lead to Illness, Pain, Death, Low Self Esteem, Antibiotic Immunity, Potential to pass onto others, Time off work, Taken home. The impact on an outbreak of an infection on the employer can be serious affect such as Loss of business, The Company reputation, Cost of treatment, HSE Investigation.
Employers have specific obligations to carry out the following: - Ensure that information is available so that chemicals can be safely used without risk to health such as martial safety data sheets. - Provide employees with instructions, training and supervision. - Provide safe systems of work, including the use of plant and equipment. Employers must also protect the health and safety of any other people who are not their employees, such as contractors and their employees, or members of the public. This includes risks arising from the application of pesticides.
Other main pieces of legislation that support the Health and Safety at Work Act are: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 emphasize what employers are required to achieve under the Health and Safety at Work Act. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) require employers to control substances that can harm workers' health. The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (known as RIDDOR) sets out what needs to be reported. 1.2.
Also to make sure their employees attend training and supply the training. Employers should also undertake risk assessments and generally are responsible for the health and safety of the staff in the work environment. 2. Understand legislation and policies relating to prevention and control of infection. 2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
It provides the legal framework to promote and encourage high standards in the workplace. The Act, when first introduced, provided an integrated system dealing with workplace health and safety and the protection of the public from work activities. By placing duties upon employees, employers, the self-employed, manufacturers, designers and importers of work equipment and materials, the protection of the law, rights and responsibilities are available and given to all at work. An employer has a general duty to, as far as is reasonably practicable, safeguard the health, safety and welfare of employees by ensuring that plant and equipment are safe; safe handling, storage, maintenance and transport of articles and substances; provision for employees of information, instruction, training and supervision; a safe working environment and adequate welfare facilities; safe access and a safe system of work. Where there are five or more employees, an employer has an absolute duty to provide a written health and safety policy and to ensure that all employees have seen it.
Legally: • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • Various Laws require employers to meet certain Health and Safety standards. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) enforce the standards and employers can be prosecuted if they fail to meet them. [pic] Key legislation relating to Health and Safety in a social care setting: Health and Safety at work Act 1974 This is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. Your employer should display a copy of this Act on their main premises.
Employers have a 'duty of care' to ensure, as far as possible, your health, safety and welfare while you're at work. They should start with a risk assessment to spot possible health and safety hazards. They have to appoint a 'competent person' with health and safety responsibilities usually one of the owners in smaller firms, or a member of staff trained in health and safety. 1.2 Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer Ans) All employers, whatever the size of the business, must: • make the workplace safe • prevent risks to health • ensure safe working practices are set up and followed • make sure that all materials are handled, stored and used safely • provide adequate first aid facilities • tell you about any potential hazards from the work you do - chemicals and other substances used by the firm - and give you information, instructions, training and supervision as needed • set up emergency plans • make sure that ventilation, temperature, lighting, toilet, washing and rest facilities all meet health, safety and welfare requirements • check that the right work equipment is provided and is properly used and regularly maintained • prevent or control exposure to substances that may damage your health • avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual
It addresses hazardous substances in the work place and identifies the manufacturer or the importer of the substances as the primary source of information (including for distinguishing substances as hazardous substances). It recognises the material safety data sheet and the work place label as important health and safety information sources with the employer assuming responsibility in applying and communicating the (manufacturers or importers) information to employees in the work place. The legislation will therefore provide for more clearly defined rules for work practice, and information and responsibility where 'hazardous
These set the standards that must be met to ensure the health and safety of all employees and others who may be affected by any work activity. Other regulations also exist to cover work activities that carry specific risks, for example lifting and carrying, computer work and electricity. A summary of the key pieces of legislation affecting education establishments is provided in this section: • The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 • The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 • The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 • The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 2. Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with your employer Each workplace which has five or more workers must have a written statement of health and safety policy. The Health and Safety policy includes: • a statement of intention to provide a safe workplace • then name of the person responsible for implementing the policy • the names
What is your employer’s responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection? The employer’s role in the prevention and control of infection are as follows: • Assessing risks • Putting procedures in place • Ensuring procedures are followed • Ensuring employees are appropriately trained in relation to infection control. • Making sure employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of their work. • Posting information on notice boards • Keeping an information file such as control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) • Providing supervision • Keeping records • Ensuring that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace. 3.