Unit 4222-264 Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care Essay

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1.1 Each employee's has a role and responsibility in the prevention and control of infection. they must conduct themselves in a healthy and appropriate manner applying good hygiene in everything they do, whether it be ensuring they wear personal protective equipment (PPE), good food hygiene, cleaning up after themselves or supporting an individual take medication.
1.2 Employers also have a responsibility to their staff, clients and other people who come in to contact with their services. employers need to ensure that staff are trained in how to prevent and control infection, have the equipment needed such as PPE and cleaning products as well as to check that employees are applying themselves in an appropriate manner, finding any areas
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4.1 The term "risk" is a probability or threat of damage, injury, liability, loss, or any other negative occurrence that is caused by external or internal vulnerabilities, and that may be avoided through preemptive action
4.2 Potential risk of infection within the work place could be spread of infections such as common cold from person to person, or the risk of serious infection from individuals who have serious ailments such as Hepatitis and HIV. There could also be risks of infection through cross contamination of food or food not being cooked properly and served to more than one person.
4.3 There is no set way of undertaking a risk assessment but the simplest and most straight forward way is to consider five steps to risk assessment * Identify the hazard * Decide who might be harmed and how. * Evaluate the risks, * Decide on precaution * Record your findings and implement them.
4.4 It is vital that risk assessments are carried out as it allows all people involved to be aware of any danger they may come in to contact with, how likely it is to happen, and what to do to prevent or in case of danger.

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