Unlocking Safety and Compliance

IPC Best Practices

Outbreak Management

Fundamentals of Infection Control

Why This Course Is Essential

Knowledge is the key to prevention!

Welcome to the crucial and insightful course on “Infection Control Link Worker” designed for healthcare and social care sectors.

In today’s rapidly evolving workplace environments, the importance of robust infection control practices cannot be overstated. The Infection Control Link Worker course, offered by the Safetyman Academy, is meticulously designed to address this critical need, equipping individuals across all levels of an organization—from front-line workers to C-suite executives—with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement effective infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies.

This comprehensive course underscores the significance of IPC in safeguarding health, ensuring regulatory compliance, and enhancing workplace safety and productivity.

Why This Course Is Essential:

  • Universal Relevance: Infectious diseases pose a universal challenge, affecting diverse sectors beyond healthcare, including manufacturing, hospitality, education, and more. This course provides crucial insights applicable across all industries, emphasizing the role of IPC in maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Regulatory Compliance: With stringent UK regulations governing workplace health and safety, understanding and adhering to IPC guidelines is not just best practice—it’s a legal requirement. This course demystifies compliance, offering clear guidance on meeting and exceeding regulatory standards.
  • Risk Reduction: Effective IPC measures significantly reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), minimizing absenteeism, enhancing employee well-being, and protecting the company’s reputation.
  • Empowerment Through Knowledge: By illuminating the why and how of IPC, this course empowers individuals to become proactive agents of change within their organizations, contributing to a culture of safety and continuous improvement.

Course Subjects Covered:

  • Fundamentals of Infection Control: Introduction to the principles of infection prevention, including the identification and control of pathogens.
  • IPC Best Practices: Detailed exploration of best practices, from hand hygiene and PPE use to environmental cleaning and waste management.
  • Outbreak Management: Strategies for managing outbreaks within the workplace, including early detection, effective communication, and rapid response.
  • Compliance with UK Regulations: Comprehensive overview of UK health and safety regulations related to IPC, ensuring that participants understand their legal responsibilities.
  • Role of the Infection Control Link Worker: Defining the pivotal role of link workers in bridging the gap between IPC theory and practice, facilitating knowledge transfer, and driving compliance.

Benefits to Companies and Individual Learners:

  • For Companies: Investing in IPC education enhances workplace safety, reduces the risk of disease transmission, and ensures compliance with health and safety regulations. A well-informed workforce is a company’s best defence against the disruption caused by infectious diseases.
  • For Individual Learners: Participants will gain invaluable IPC knowledge, boosting their employability and career prospects. For those in or aspiring to roles with IPC responsibilities, this course serves as a stepping stone to becoming an essential resource within any organization.

Environmental Benefits: The Safetyman Academy is committed to sustainability. By offering this course online, we eliminate the need for traditional classroom-based training, significantly reducing the carbon footprint associated with travel and accommodation. This approach aligns with our mission to promote safety and health in an environmentally responsible manner.

The Infection Control Link Worker course is an indispensable resource for individuals and organizations aiming to enhance their IPC practices, comply with regulations, and foster a safe, healthy work environment. Through this course, the Safetyman Academy empowers learners with the knowledge and tools necessary to make a tangible impact in their workplaces and beyond, paving the way for safer, more resilient organizations.

Enrol today and embark on a journey to becoming a key player in the fight against infectious diseases, safeguarding your health, your workplace, and your community.

In less than eight hours, this course helps provide the skills and competencies necessary to identify and mitigate the hazards and pitfalls of failing to implement an infection control program, effectively manage and promote a culture of hygiene in the your business. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of healthcare and social care projects.

Who the course is for

This course is designed for all workers, from the new hire to the CEO in the healthcare and social care sectors who are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of clients and employees. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge of infection control in the healthcare and social care environments. 

Why it works

  • Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes only a day
  • Designed for anyone, in any healthcare and social care sector, worldwide
  • Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in your workplace environment.
  • High-impact programme
  • Efficient and effective learning – multiple topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.

The business benefits

Participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves, their clients and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of the business and enhance your wellbeing:

  • Minimise risk of an incident.
  • Improve your safety culture
  • Develop staff roles in critical point controls.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised and respected certification for staff
  • Enhance your reputation within your industry.

Your benefits

By taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand your own responsibilities for infection control
  • Identify and report on potential hazards
  • Assess workplace safety levels
  • Comply with the UK and international standards

The average time needed to complete the course is 8 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and we recommend the course is taking every two years.

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Who benefits From This Course

Everyone! Infections are a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.

The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.

People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.

By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.


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Course Includes

  • 34 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate