Diploma in Health and Social Care Ic01 the Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

Diploma in Health and Social Care
IC01 The principles of infection prevention and control

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      1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection?

The Care worker has a responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to take care of one`s own health and safety and others you care or support including their family, friends and work colleagues.
The act requires Carers to:
Take reasonable care for 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 provided by the employer
Use protective equipment provide by the employer
In respect of the prevention of infection you must think about the prevention and control for you and others around you. Basic controls are:
Dispose of waste correctly
Wash hands when appropriate
Keep equipment clean
Remain vigilant and report potential hazards
Attend infection control training and keep updated
Wear clean PPE (personal protective equipment) for each person
Maintaining personal hygiene.

      1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection?

The Health and Safety Legislation require that employers have a duty of care to protect employee for example:
Provide a safe workplace
Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities
Provide training to staff
Provide PPE
Ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken.
The employer should have infection prevention control policies and   procedures for the staff.
The manager will support and advise the carer in respect of these procedures.

2.1 Outline the current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection?

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