About the Course
Duration: 29 minutes (approx.)
All workplaces have a duty to comply with their legal requirements for the prevention and control of infection falling under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and its associated regulations. It is crucial that employees are able to recognise, follow and implement the correct procedures to prevent or control infection, particularly with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you are equipped to prevent and limit the spread of infection and illness in the workplace and understand the importance of maintaining hygiene standards at work.
Split into bite-size modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format, which is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere.
Delivered by qualified emergency medical technician Samantha Kendall, the course has been divided into five modules with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your learning.
Designed in line with the following policies:
- COVID-19: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Regulations 2020
- Health and Social Care Act 2008
- The Public Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 1988
- The Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Understanding what infections are, what causes them and how they most commonly spread.
- Understanding the legal requirements around infection control and prevention measures in the workplace and the responsibilities on employers and their staff.
- Recognising how to respond to and manage an incident related to poisoning and what symptoms to look out for.
- Acknowledging the importance of correct infection control policy and process, communicating clearly and ensuring an effective approach to keeping everyone safe.
- Identifying the role of personal hygiene and proper hygiene practices in combatting infection and learning basic techniques for putting on and removing PPE.
Module 1: What is an infection?
The opening module clearly outlines what infections and infectious diseases are, where they most frequently stem from, and which types of individual are at the greatest risk of infection.
Module 2: Poisons
Module 2 will explore what poisons are, how they enter the body, and the symptoms associated with poisoning. You will also learn the best course of action appropriate for each incident.
Module 3: The control of substances hazardous to health
Module 3 will examine COSHH – the control of substances hazardous to health. This module will draw on the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 to explain what COSHH is and what your responsibilities are.
Module 4: Material safety data sheet
This module explores what a material safety data sheet (MSDS) is and why it is crucial to your workplace. You will learn what details need to be involved in the document and who it is for.
Module 5: Personal protective equipment
Module 5 examines ways to prevent infection by disposing of waste safely and using basic PPE correctly. It also describes your legal responsibility to provide suitable PPE to your staff as well as training and supervision.