It is the employee’s responsibility to read the policies and procedures regarding the prevention and control of infection and to understand their role in the practise of preventing and controlling infection for example wearing the correct PPE and hand washing thoroughly and to attend all training sessions.
It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure up to date information regarding the prevention and control of infection is accessible to everybody. Also the employer must provide the correct equipment to all employees.
We can find relevant legislation to the prevention and control of infection on the internet – www.legislation.gov.uk
The Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984
Also there is useful information on www.nice.org.uk regarding infection control.
You will also find information in your employment policies and procedures.
There is information in the COSHH guidelines and RIDDOR guidelines.
The Health and safety at work act will also have information.
Local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection are The Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, Social Care Act, the NICE guidelines and your employments policies and procedures that relate to the prevention and control of infection. Each company and organisation will have their own policies and procedures, my company’s policies and procedures at Fleetwood Hall will be different to other places like the hospital for example.
The relevant procedures and systems to the prevention and control of infection are following your employer’s policies and procedures for example wearing correct PPE, gloves, aprons and other protective wear. Correct hand washing procedure. Correct ways of disposing waste materials and use of cleaning materials in the correct way. Having clean uniforms and having my hair tied back is important. Colour coded boards and mop heads are important to avoid cross contamination....