Infection Control

      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 their 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 and 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 to 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 I( personal protective equipment) for each person and maintaining personal hygiene.

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

To Provide a safe workplace, to carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities, to provide training to staff, to provide PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and to ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken.
2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infection
The prevention and control of infection is governed by many different pieces of legislation.   It is a legal requirement that the employer ensures you have access to up to date policies, guidelines and procedures in your work place, in order to achieve a safe standard of infection control. The main regulations and legislation relating to infection control is...