In order to do this, the employer is required to draw up safety policy and procedures, and to make arrangements for these policy and procedures to be carried out, and then regularly reviewed. Also, employers have to provide: a safe working environment , safe access to and from the workplace , information on health and safety ,health and safety training , a risk assessment of potential hazards .The employee has a responsibility to: take reasonable care of his or her own health and safety
Before implementing risk controls, you need to assess the potential effectiveness and possible consequences. You should then suggest a realistic and acceptable time frame for implementation of controls and ensure that deadlines are complied with. Employees should also be consulted as they might have good ideas of what can be done to reduce the likelihood of injury or damage. Also when controls are to be implemented, organizations should communicate proposed plans to affected employees via a form of specific training, staff notices or the revision and a public workplace statement of revised standard operating procedures. It is important to identify and implement WHS procedures and instructions to keep aware of Possible hazardous occurrences, and to be on top of workplace WHS.
Employees have responsibilities to: self, colleagues, employer, service users and visitors. 1.2. Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employers are responsible for: • 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 health and safety aspects of their work, • Keeping records, • Ensuring that relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available in the workplace 2.1. Outline the current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection.
It is important to identify hazards in the workplace because it is the first step of preventing hazards from progressing to injuries, illness, death or property damage. Question 6 Discuss the importance of the incident reporting process. The purpose of this is to ensure all hazards, incidents and accidents involving staff, an another member, property and activities are reported, investigated, and recorded in accordance of Work and Healthcare Safety Act 2012. To ensure WHS incidents are investigated appropriately, with a view to prevention of similar occurrences. Question 7 Describe the incident reporting process related to your industry.
CU311 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. It 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, visitors and individuals 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, COSHH and RIDDOR. It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection.
1. Why is it critical to follow safety procedures and instructions when conducting work? It is critical to follow safety procedures and instructions when conducting work to eliminate or reduce the potential for workplace accidents. 2. Why do you need to carry out pre start systems and equipment checks?
Some of the training involved for employers trying to improve health and safety would be risk assessments, setting up emergency procedures and making arrangements for implementing the health and social measures identifies as necessary. (Health and safety regulations, 2014) The legislation requires good management and employers to have a common sense when it comes to the understanding how hazards in the working environment can have
Employers have duty to assess the risks surrounding any activity that involves manual handling. They must put in place measures to reduce or avoid the risk. Employees must follow manual handling procedures and cooperate on all manual handling issues. Health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981 These cover requirements for the provision of first aid in the workplace. Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 These regulations require employers to notify the Health and Safety Executive, or other relevant authorities, of a range of occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous events.
Jennifer Holder Unit 9: The principles of infection prevention and control. Understand the roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection: 1.1 Employee's are responsible for numerous things in relation to the control and prevention of infection. It is the employee's responsibility to ensure that they protect themselves, colleagues, patients and visitors from infection by adhering to infection control policies. Employee's should always wear the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) for the duty in which they are undertaking and ensuring proper disposal of this PPE as well as infective material or other clinical waste. Ensuring that they have good hand hygeine techniques is also very important when it comes to the prevention and control of infection.
|Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of RTOs and Trainers | | Responsibility | Description | |Occupational Health & Safety |There are laws that require us and our managers to make sure that we provide a safe | | |work environment for staff and clients, and to make sure that we have a system in place| | |to record and report any workplace injuries. | |Anti-Discrimination |It is important that we ensure that access to training and promotion for our staff is | | |fair and equitable. This is addressed through the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. | |Equal Employment Opportunity |We have to make sure that nobody is disadvantaged just because they might have a | | |particular need. This may mean that we adjust the location, timing or content of some | | |planned training event to ensure that it will not disadvantage any individual or group | | |of employees.