Course Profile

Course Profile: COSHH & Infection Control (1 Day)
This one day course is suitable for all staff working in supporting people. The course will focus on providing practical information on a number of communicable diseases and general requirements under the COSHH Regulations. This information will then be used to develop effective strategies of good working practice for dealing with both bodily fluids and working with chemicals.
The course will support the Organisation’s Health & Safety policies. The course is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards.
The course provides some knowledge for
HSC: 027 4; IC01 1,2,3,4.2,5,6; IC03 1,2,3; HSC 2015 2.1, 2.2, 2.5; LD206C 2.6, 2.7; HSC 037 4
Care certificate: 15
The course is designed for staff who support others and provide direct personal care.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • Reportable diseases under RIDDOR 2013
  • The Infection Control policy of their organisation
  • Confidentiality issues:
  •        - What needs to remain confidential
  •        - What cannot remain confidential
  •        - What is meant by ‘on a need to know basis’
  • Why safe practice needs to be applied at all times
  • The Signs, Symptoms and Transmission of:
  •        -HIV
  •        -Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E,
  •        -M.R.S.A
  •        -TB
  •        -Tetanus
  •        -Meningitis
  • What immunisation and treatment is available
  • What is meant by Universal Precautions and what is involved in Universal Precautions
  • What actions the participant can take to limit the risk to themselves and the spread of infection within the workplace
  • How to deal with sharps
  • How to deal with needle stick injuries
  • Details of The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2012 (COSHH)
  • Details of The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • The basic requirements under the COSHH Regulations including:
  •        - safe working practice relating to the use of chemicals
           - appropriate methods for dealing with waste and spillage
Training methods utilised include: Tutor presentation, PowerPoint, Practice Examples, Discussion in small and larger groups, Role Play, Handouts