This course is designed to raise awareness of the importance of minimising the risk of infection in the workplace in order to prevent diseases from spreading and comply with legal responsibilities under the Public Health Regulations, RIDDOR 2013 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Infections are often easily dealt with but sometimes, if they are not managed effectively, they can create serious problems. This course aims to provide an understanding of the legal obligations, the techniques for undertaking an infection control risk assessment and explains the essentials for maintaining a hygienic working environment, including how to ensure the correct hand washing procedure is followed.
This course is suitable for all levels of employees, including managers, full-time and part-time workers, who have responsibilities for minimising the risk of infection in their workplace, for example Medical staff, Care workers, Cleaners, Laundry workers, Refuse workers, Hairdressers, Chiropodists, Butchers, Farmers, Vets, Kennel or Cattery workers
A range of subjects is covered including –
- Legal Requirements
- Responsibilities of Employer & Employee
- Common infections
- Chain of infection
- Means of transmission
- Sources of infection
- Level of risk
- Check list for Risk Assessment
- Hygiene controls
- Hand washing
- Work clothing
- Emergency situations
This is achieved by on-going theoretical teaching by the instructor, culminating with a written test.
This certificate expires after 1 year as refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital.
A maximum of 16 learners are allowed, they must be a minimum of 16 years of age and a certiﬁcate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.