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Based on the first part of the CIEH Foundation Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace and the CIEH Level 2 Award in Hygiene in Health and Social Care, this qualification provides candidates with a good understanding and knowledge of health and safety in the health and social care sector. This qualification also has the flexibility to suit differing client needs.
This qualification is specifically targeted at employees working in hospitals and care homes in the public and private sectors.
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).
Appreciate the nature of health and safety in a health and social care context
Understand the scope of legislative requirements
Understand the principles of accident prevention
Understand employees’ and employers’ health and safety responsibilities
Understand the main risks and hazards for patients, clients and carers
In the UK over a million people are employed as carers and millions more provide informal care and support for relatives and friends.
This qualification is designed as an introduction to hygiene, ensuring that vulnerable people are not exposed to unnecessary risks.
Employees who have already received basic health and safety training and would benefit from additional focused training in hygiene hazards and controls. This would include carers and others who provide cleaning and support services in a broad range of contexts, such as:
The Department 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).
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
Successful candidates will gain exemption from attending part of the Health and Safety in Health and Social Care.
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