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Control measure

Manage the risk from infectious diseases

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Notifiable infectious diseases

Understand:

  • Where to obtain information about notifiable infectious diseases

Managing the risks to personnel from infectious diseases

Understand:

  • The importance of using the appropriate methods of managing the risks to personnel from infectious diseases
  • How existing health conditions in personnel may be impacted by infectious diseases

Vaccinations

Understand:

  • The use of vaccinations to immunise personnel against some diseases they may be exposed to during operational activity

Personal protection

Understand:

  • What types of personal protection can be used based on the anticipated transmission method of infectious diseases

Hygiene arrangements

Understand:

  • What good hygiene practices should be followed to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Identify potential sources of infectious diseases

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assess the working environment for potential sources of infectious diseases

Ensure personnel cover open wounds, cuts and grazes with a waterproof dressing prior to operational activity

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Check that personnel cover any open wounds, cuts or grazes with an appropriate waterproof dressing

Determine if any personnel have existing health conditions that could be impacted by exposure to infectious diseases

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Check that personnel do not have any existing health conditions that could be impacted by exposure to infectious diseases

Request sufficient resources to enable hygiene or decontamination procedures to be implemented

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Put in place sufficient resources to support the required hygiene or decontamination procedures

Implement appropriate hygiene or decontamination procedures

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure the appropriate hygiene or decontamination procedures are followed

Ensure that personnel refrain from eating, drinking, smoking or vaping prior to completing hygiene or decontamination procedures

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure personnel do not eat, drink, smoke or vape before completing appropriate hygiene or decontamination procedures