Safe Working Practice For Administrative Staff

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Unit 3 Safe working practice for administrative staff in the clinical setting In accordance with the Infrastructure of Health and Safety Association, safe practices have been defined as ‘generally written methods outlining how to perform a task with minimum risk to people, equipment, materials, environment, and processes’. The clinical setting is where a service user can receive medical assessment, consultation and treatment in an NHS or private hospital, at a GP surgery as well as palliative care and rehabilitation units. The service provider is committed to providing everyone within the environment with good health and safety conditions which require effective management arrangements at all levels to minimise the adverse impact to individuals and from ill health and injury. It is the role of the service provider to ensure that safe working practices are developed and followed. The objective would be to protect people’s health and safety by ensuring that risks in the changing workplace are properly controlled. Sources Used Health and Safety Act etc 1974, Health and Safety Executive, NICE Guidance and Care Quality Commissioner. Infection, Prevention and Control; Hand Hygiene The importance of hand hygiene allows the service provider to ensure the delivery of a safe and clean environment and to reduce the potential for cross-contamination and infection for service users, visitors and employees. Full compliance with hand washing and service user safety requirements
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