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Explain own roles and responsibilities as an employee and those of the employer in the prevention and control of infection

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Infection prevention and control in the workplace is everybody’s responsibility, especially in health and social care settings where there is increased risk of coming into contact with items such as soiled linen, vomit and medication.

Employee responsibilities in infection prevention and control

Employer responsibilities in infection prevention and control

  • Create, maintain and review safe working practices
  • Inform employees of changes to working practices
  • Provide adequate facilities, PPE and training to employees
  • Perform risk assessments
  • Investigate reports of unsafe practices