Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this course online in just 30 minutes
- CPD & IIRSM Approved Training
- Applicable to all workplaces
- Especially suitable for Care and Food Consumption Industries
- Show commitment to various health and safety legislations
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
- Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages
Infection Prevention and Control Training Course Contents
1. Infections in the Workplace
This section answers the questions:
- What are infections?
- Where do they come from?
- Who's at risk?
It looks at bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi and how they should be treated.
2. The Chain of Infection
There is a clear route for an infection to take to get from one person to another. It's known as the chain of infection and has 6 links. Breaking any ONE of these links prevents infection from spreading, so in this section we look at what these links are and how to break them.
3. Best Hygiene Practices
This section is about protecting yourself and protecting those around you by simple good personal hygiene and keeping things clean.
It includes set-by-step guides to handwashing, putting on PPE, clearing up blood and other body fluids and dealing with your own minor injuries, such as cuts and nose-bleeds.
4. Common Infections
This section looks at the most common infections in the UK, including their symptoms and what to do to protect yourself against them.
5. Your Responsibilities
The final section looks at who is responsible for certain aspects of health and safety at work. Although EVERYONE is responsible for maintaining good personal hygiene.
Test & Certificate
This Infection Prevention and Control Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislations relating to Infection Prevention and Control
Infection Prevention and Control training is an essential part of good Health and Safety practice across a number of work environments - from Hospitality to Healthcare, such as:
- People who work helping other people, for example people who work in healthcare, such as care workers;
- People who work in education, particularly those who work closely with children;
- People who work in the food industry;
- Those who work in agriculture, particularly those who work with animals;
- People who work in laboratories and especially those who work with the bacterial agents that cause infections.
The following legislative documents underpin this kind of training:
There are controls to prevent infection from poor food handling in any areas where food is prepared, stored or eaten.
This covers appropriate training and controls for any substances which have the potential to cause harm to health if they are ingested, inhaled, or are absorbed by, or come into contact with, the skin, or other body membranes.
- The Health and Social Care Act 2008; Code of Practice on the Prevention and Control of Infections and Related Guidance, published by Department of Health, July 2015
This ACoP gives a detailed overview of the responsibilities of healthcare professionals when it comes to taking appropriate measures to reduce the spread of infection and bacteria.