Health & Safety / HR Compliance FAQs
Covered in this course
The Infection Prevention and Control Training course is broken down into 5 sections.
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.
Infection Prevention and Control Certificate
Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
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.
What does my certificate include?
Your Infection Prevention & Control Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Real user reviews
Based on 221 real user reviews.
very good enjoyed the subject and learnt alot
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very intresting and easy to under pin the best ways of how to be safe in and how we work in our environument looking after people in different settings so infections are not spreaded and kept scruplously clean.
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I found the training very straight forward and informative.
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Informative to the point easy to follow
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Legislation relating to Infection Prevention and Control
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.
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:
- The Food Safety Act 1990
- Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995
- The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
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 the 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.