The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995, the Public Health Act 1984 and the Public Health Regulations 1998 put duties on employers to ensure that accidents, diseases and near misses are reported appropriately.
They also make it a legal requirement to ensure workplaces are appropriately cleaned and disinfected to control the spread of disease.
To ensures compliance Under Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers have to provide training for their employees to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, their health and safety at work.
Our training is designed to facilitate the said compliance with these regulations by providing workers with appropriate and relevant knowledge in order to keep the workplace safe from infection.
Our infection control training covers the following areas;
- Legal requirements
- Employer responsibilities
- Employee responsibilities
- Contemporary issues
- Comparisons of mortality
Identifying the Hazards
- The nature of infection
- Common infections
- The chain of infection
- Means of transmission
- Entry and exit routes
Hospital Acquire infection
Assessing the Risks
- Universal precautions
- Optimum hand hygiene
- Using personal protective equipment
- Safe handling and disposal of sharps
- Safe handling and disposal of clinical waste
- Managing blood and bodily fluids
- Decontaminating equipment
- Achieving and maintaining a clean clinical environment
- Appropriate use of indwelling devices
- Managing accidents
Good communication – with other health care workers, patients and visitors