Induction Standards for Northern Ireland

Standard 3: Maintain safety at work: Infection prevention and control

It is very important that infections are not spread. What seems a minor illness (e.g. a slight cold) can prove fatal to frail and vulnerable people. With relatively simple precautions and care, these dangers can be significantly reduced.

Look at the following resources:

Check your understanding

  • What types of infection might you expect to encounter in your job?
  • How do these infections normally enter the body?
  • How can we stop them?
  • When might you yourself pose a risk to the people in your care?

Did you know?

  • A close community like a care home is an ideal place for illness and infection to spread.

Record what you have learned

  • Your organisation may have a Learning Record Form. If so, use that to write down what you have learned and any questions you might have. Otherwise you can use our Learning Record Form.