Infection prevention and control courses & training

Mastering infection prevention and control: Vital training for a safer environment

In today's world, where health and safety are paramount, the significance of infection prevention and control cannot be overstated. Whether in healthcare, social care, or any other industry, understanding and implementing rigorous infection control measures is crucial for safeguarding individuals and maintaining a healthy environment. At The Mandatory Training Group, we recognise the pivotal role that comprehensive training plays in this domain. In this blog, Rose delves into the importance of infection prevention and control courses and training.

Key facts and statistics

  • Infection prevention and control training significantly reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections, which affect millions worldwide annually.
  • According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), proper hand hygiene alone can reduce healthcare-associated infections by up to 50%. 
  • The cost of healthcare-associated infections to healthcare systems and economies is substantial, highlighting the urgent need for effective prevention measures.

Key definitions

  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) - IPC refers to practices and protocols designed to prevent the spread of infections in healthcare, social care, and community settings. 
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) - HAIs are infections patients acquire while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility.

Relevant legislation, regulations, and best practice

  • The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 outlines the legal requirements for infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 mandates employers to assess and control the risks posed by hazardous substances, including infectious agents.
  • Best practice guidelines from organisations such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provide valuable recommendations for infection control.

Understanding infections

Explore the nature of infections, transmission routes, and factors contributing to their spread.

Importance of training

Highlight the role of training in empowering staff to identify risks, implement preventive measures, and respond effectively to infectious outbreaks.

Key components of IPC training

Cover topics such as hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE) usage, environmental cleaning, and waste management.

Case studies and real-life scenarios

Illustrate the impact of effective infection control through real-world examples and success stories.


  • Enrol in our comprehensive infection prevention and control courses to equip yourself and your staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to mitigate infection risks.
  • Regularly update training to stay abreast of evolving best practices and emerging infectious threats.
  • Foster a culture of infection prevention and control throughout your organisation by promoting awareness and accountability among all stakeholders.


Infection prevention and control training are not merely compliance requirements but essential investments in the safety and well-being of individuals and communities. By prioritising comprehensive training and adhering to best practices, organisations can create environments that are resilient against infectious threats. Join us in our commitment to mastering infection prevention and control for a healthier and safer future.

Are you ready to take the first step towards enhancing infection prevention and control in your organisation? Click here to explore our range of courses and training programmes. Empower your team to safeguard against infectious risks effectively with ComplyPlus LMS™ from The Mandatory Training Group.

About the author

Rose Mabiza

Rose has dedicated over 15 years to improving health and social care quality through practice, targeted education and training. Her extensive experience includes working with older adults, individuals with mental health conditions, and people with autism and learning disabilities.

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