COVID-19 Essentials: Infection Prevention & PPE
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This online training course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce the spread of infection and illness in non-healthcare workplaces. It explains the fundamentals of infection prevention, the importance of personal hygiene, and how to correctly and safely use different types of PPE. Taking this training will enable you to follow practical steps that help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keeps everyone safe.
This course complies with current workplace-specific guidance on working safely during COVID-19, as released by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and the Department for Education. Likewise, the information on how to use PPE complies with advice published by Public Health England, the NHS, and the Department of Health and Social Care.
- Developed in line with Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, NHS and Public Health England guidance together with healthcare professionals
- Online training course and assessment with no time limits
- Approximate duration: 3 hours
- High quality certificate posted next working day
- Downloadable certificate on completion
- Full audio voiceover
This course is suitable for those returning to work in non-healthcare settings as businesses start to reopen, or those who have continued to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. It should be taken by anyone who wants to understand the correct infection control procedures, the techniques for putting on and removing basic PPE, and how they can help to make the workplace a safe place for everyone by limiting the risks associated with COVID-19.
This course is suitable for staff of all levels, including employees, supervisors and managers.
This course is not aimed at those working in high risk settings, including health and social care, dentistry, cleaners and porters, construction and trade workers, etc, as they will need further types of PPE to ensure they can work safely and are protected from the risks in their workplace, including COVID-19. These people would better benefit from our
PPE for Healthcare course or our
Personal Protective Equipment course.
The course is divided into six accessible, interactive modules and also includes an assessment at the end:
||Introduction to Infection Prevention and PPE Essentials
||Infection, why is infection prevention and control necessary?, what is COVID-19?, how is COVID-19 transmitted?, the chain of infection, legislation, the COSHH Regulations 2002, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013, government guidance for COVID-19, employer duties, employee duties.
||Risk Assessments and Methods of Infection Prevention and Control
||Risk assessments, preventing exposure to microorganisms, self-isolation, NHS Test and Trace, protecting vulnerable workers, further considerations before reopening, first aid during COVID-19.
||Effective Cleaning for Infection Prevention and Control
||Cleaning activities, cleaning during COVID-19, cleaning after a suspected case of COVID-19, clean-up kit.
||What is personal hygiene?, the importance of personal hygiene for infection control and prevention, respiratory hygiene, hand hygiene, handwashing procedure, when should hands be washed?, advice for commuting, workplace-specific guidance, workplace hand washing facilities.
||Correct Use of PPE: Part 1
||What is PPE and why is it important?, steps to take before putting on PPE, how to correctly use face masks, how to correctly use face coverings, use of face coverings in public places and on public transport, face covering exemptions and considerations, how to correctly use gloves.
||Correct Use of PPE: Part 2
||How to correctly use visors, how to correctly use aprons and other protective clothing, how to correctly use hairnets, when might PPE be worn?, wearing multiple items of PPE, how to safely dispose of PPE, what are the limitations to PPE?, COVID-19 and workplaces.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.