infection control at work online learning

Infection Control at Work – Online Learning

Workplace hygiene is extremely important, and employees need to be constantly made aware of their responsibilities. With this e-learning course:

  • Comprehend the definition and significance of infection control, recognising its vital role in preventing the spread of diseases and maintaining a healthy environment
  • Identify common infections that may be present in the workplace, understanding their transmission methods and potential risks
  • Establish standard precautions and how to follow them
  • Recognise the importance of good hygiene communication
  • Implement a risk assessment for infection control
  • Identify elements important to a workplace infection policy
  • Describe the regulations that apply to infection control

Course Introduction

Removing the risks from infection and maintaining hygiene standards has never been more important and the workplace, no matter what the industry, is one of the key areas where the spread of germs is prevalent.

Although workplace hygiene has always been an important topic, the Covid-19 pandemic really brought home how crucial it is that we consider our role in reducing the spread of illness and disease.

This e-learning course is an awareness course, which aims to ensure that employees appreciate their responsibilities regarding maintaining hygiene standards while at work and reducing the risks of infection for everyone. It covers all aspects of infection control, from understanding the risks, to implementing actions to reduce them.​

Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction to infection control
  • Establish why infection control is important
  • Identify what causes infections
  • List the four main types of infection
  • Explore how pathogens can spread
  • Describe how pathogens can enter the body​
Module 2 - Common infections in a workplace environment
  • Describe how infections can be spread directly and indirectly
  • Explain how microorganisms which are already present can become pathogens
  • Review examples of common infections
Module 3 - The general principles of infection control
  • Establish what the ‘standard precautions’ are and why they are important
  • Identify examples of best practice and standard precautions with respect to:
  • hand hygiene
  • maintaining a clean environment
  • Identify why good communication helps to reduce the risk of infection​
Module 4 - Risk assessments
  • Explore why risk assessments are important
  • List who should be considered why carrying out a risk assessment
  • Describe common situations which present a potential risk
  • Review the steps in a typical risk assessment.​
Module 5 - Infection control policies and legislation
  • Examine the purpose of workplace infection control policies
  • Identify some of the regulations related to the workplace.​
Module 6 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners​


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Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.


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