Infection Control Training

Comply With Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures

The good news is that along with our regular hospitality industry training Complete Hospitality Training (CHT) are now offering infection control training, making it possible to reopen – and remain open – with the safety of your employees and guests in mind.

Among these measures are hand hygiene and care, the proper use of personal protective equipment, disinfecting surfaces, waste disposal, hazard identification and risk assessment, the implementation of control measures and general infection and transmission knowledge to name just a few.

With no need to enter a classroom, this course is carried out online and in the workplace. The assessment comprises of scenarios and knowledge questions to be completed or answered online; along with workplace observations where you will need to be recorded demonstrating the required skills in your workplace, and then uploading the video onto the online learning platform. This system allows you to complete the course in your own time and save your progress.

The nationally recognised infection control certification includes:

  • HLTSS00066 – Infection control Skill Set in food handling
  • HLTINFCOV001 – Compliance with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Post-course assistance – suite of procedures and checklists for learners that can easily be adapted to any workplace setting.

Read our enrolment form to find out whether you are eligible for government funding.

*  At this stage our infection control course is available to South Australian residents only.

All learners will be issued a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion of the course.

 

What Can Happen if We Don’t Take Preventative Measures

We have seen the spread of not only COVID-19 but many other infectious diseases in countries which have been slow to respond and have neglected basic safety practices. In situations such as these, infection rates rise swiftly, and just a few people can cause an exponential spread as they infect others. It takes only a few weeks to see an increased infection rate, followed by a rise in hospitalisations for more severe infections. This is exactly why Complete Hospitality Training has introduced a new infection training control course, so we all can do our part in ensuring we keep Australia safe and healthy.

While Australia has already had an exceptional response to limiting the spread of COVID-19, we cannot become complacent. Stemming the spread of all infectious diseases is essential to ensure the health of the Australian public, and visitors to our country. One of the most important areas for us to take precautions in preventing the spread of infectious diseases is in the hospitality industry.

 

The Hospitality Industry Can Safely Reopen

Our restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes and clubs are all high traffic areas where people come in close contact with each other, thus making these high-risk situations. We do need to carry on with our lives however, and if we adopt and continue to practice the right precautions, we can safely do so. While the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the introduction of this training, there is no doubt that it will benefit the hospitality industry for future infection control.

 

Safety Practices Within the Hospitality Industry

While we are washing and sanitising our hands regularly to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases when we are out in public, we may not necessarily consider the hygiene practices which our service industries are practising. A quick visit to the shop is simpler for the shopper than for the employees and the businesses themselves. Now that we are reopening our own businesses, we have to be not only cognizant of these measures but also compulsive and exacting in our practice of them. Especially because of the high volume of traffic and contact between people in bars, restaurants, cafés and clubs. It takes just one infected person – combined with a few mistakes – to put others at risk regardless of the type of infectious disease in question. But we can mitigate this risk, get back to work, and hopefully prevent the spread of infections in the future.

 

Infectious Disease Hygiene Practices

The most obvious hygiene practices involved are simple: use of personal protective equipment (PPE), personal and hand hygiene, and social distancing. This doesn’t account for all eventualities though. For the hospitality industry to ensure the spread of any infection diseases are always controlled, we will have to take many more measures than that of a single private individual, with our infection control training covering all the key skills you will need to learn.