Hygiene in Health & Social Care

Course Overview This course is designed as an introduction to hygiene, ensuring that vulnerable people are not exposed to unnecessary risks. The Dept of Health has drawn up a code of practice acknowledging that everyone involved in care provision needs training to tackle the risk of Health care acquired Infection (HCAI) Who needs this qualification? This award is specifically targeted at employees working in hospitals and care homes in the public and private sectors. Why is this training important? Following the Department of Health code of practice. Everyone involved  in care provision needs the adequate training to tackle the risk of Health Care Acquired Infection (HCAI) Learning outcomes. 

  • Understand the terminology used in good hygiene practice
  • Understand the concepts of hygiene hazards and how the risks can be controlled
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene
  • Recognise the need for high standards of hygiene and the importance of cleaning

Course details. The Course is 3 Hours duration and will be delivered at your own premises or a convenient off site location. The course tutor Alan Overment has several years experience of training within the NHS and is qualified and accredited as; GradIOSH DipRSA, MIIRSM, MAIRSO, AMIIAI, AIfL. He is also a member of NASHiCS (The National Association for Safety & Health in Care Services) Delegates will receive a Handout Pack and Course Outline for use on the day. Delegates will also receive a Certificate of Attendance within a week of the event. All courses are fully evaluated using our own documentation, but in-house evaluation methods can be used if preferred.

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Our training courses can be provided though out the UK.


Health and safety in care homes

Date of publication:2001
Series code: HSG220

Addressed primarily to owners and managers, with instructive guidance also for employees and safety representatives. Designed to enable them to better understand and meet their duties under health and safety legislation. The main risks found in care homes are covered in detail – such as the headline issues of first aid, hazardous substances, control of infection, moving and handling, and aggression or violence to staff – with guidance given on actions to take in order to safeguard both workers and service users. Also provides risk assessment examples and checklists for training and self-auditing. Other specifics covered include incident reporting, work-related stress, legionella, water temperatures, hot surfaces, utilities, asbestos and matters concerning kitchens, laundry and outdoors.


Handling home care: Achieving safe, efficient and positive outcomes for care workers and clients

Handling home care: Achieving safe, efficient and positive outcomes for care workers and clients
Date of publication:2002
ISBN: 9780717622283
Series code: HSG225
Price: £9.50

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Extensively detailed and illustrated guidance addressed to organisations providing home care services. Contains practical advice on minimising the risk from manual handling – chiefly of residents – to care workers and their clients. Documents 27 case study realities and lists alternative improvements that could have improved the care quality and further reduced risk. Whilst the guidance is not prescriptive, its primary significance is to highlight poor practice and contribute to the development of safer practices.
Aligned to the Manual Handling Regulations 1992, which the guide stresses is as much about lifting or assisting people as it is about carrying boxes, it explores specifics such as bed, bath, toilet, stairs and care procedures. Also includes the pertinent legal framework.
Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0’.