You have a responsibility to take care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your actions such as the people you support, their family, friends and your work colleagues.
The health and safety at work act 1974 requires workers to:
Take reasonable care their own safety and that of others
Cooperate with the employer in respect of health and safety matters
Not intentionally damage any health and safety equipment or materials provided by the employer
Attend training by the employer
Use protective equipment provided by the employer
When considering your responsibilities relating to infection within your work …show more content…
The policies will be tailored to meet the requirements of each care setting and may include some of the following information:
Roles and responsibilities of key members of staff in the organisation
Personal hygiene requirements and best hand hygiene
How to apply standard precautions
Safe handling and disposal of sharps, clinical waste and personal protective equipment
How to report and record accidents and incidents
Your work place policy should be reflecting what standards should be expected for the area where you are required to work.
It is important for you to be familiar with the information in your organisation infection, prevention and control policy. It is your responsibility to read and follow your organisation policy.
3.1 Describe procedures and systems relevant to the prevention and control of
It can help you identify specific procedures and systems if you split the focus of the prevention and control measures into two areas, which are:
The environment and equipment
Care environment and the equipment used within the care environment will differ depending on the setter where you work. The areas and environment you work will have to be kept clean to reduce the risk of