Level 2 Award In Hygiene In Health And Social Care




Award in Hygiene in Health and Social Care

The number of infections associated with Health and social Care is increasing each year. Many of these infections can be prevented by better use of good hygiene practices. The course is designed to help staff recognise the causes of infection and understand the significant risks within their working environments.

The course covers the following topics:-

  • The problem of infection
  • How infection is spread
  • Micro-Organisms
  • Contamination
  • Viruses, fungi, parasites and bacteria
  • Reduce the risks of contamination and infection
  • Personal hygiene
  • Universal precautions
  • Hand washing
  • Reporting illness
  • Personal protective clothing
  • Laundering
  • Cleaning
  • Disinfection
  • Procedures for dealing with waste, sharps and spillages
  • Legislation

The course is 3 hours duration and assessment is by a multiple choice question paper by the CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health).


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