• COVID-19 Essentials: Infection Prevention & PPE

COVID-19 Essentials: Infection Prevention & PPE, HST002

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


Who Should Take This Course?

This course is suitable for those returning to work who provide close contact services. 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.


Course Content

The course is divided into six accessible, interactive modules and also includes an assessment at the end:

MODULEDESCRIPTION
1Introduction to Infection Prevention and PPE EssentialsInfection, 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.
2Methods of Infection Prevention and ControlRisk assessment, preventing exposure to microorganisms, meetings, self-isolation, shielding, NHS Test and Trace, waste disposal, further hygiene tips, first aid during COVID-19.
3Effective Cleaning for Infection Prevention and ControlCleaning activities, cleaning during COVID-19, cleaning after a suspected case of COVID-19, clean-up kit.
4Personal HygieneWhat 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.
5Correct Use of PPE: Part 1What is PPE and why is it important?, steps to take before putting on PPE, how to correctly use face coverings and masks, how to correctly use gloves.
6Correct Use of PPE: Part 2How to correctly use visors, how to correctly use aprons, how to correctly use hair nets, 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.

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