Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training is an important aspect of social care worker training, as it is crucial to preventing injuries and accidents, and also to protect workers from infectious diseases and other hazards. PPE training typically covers topics such as:

  • The types of PPE available, and when to use them
  • How to properly fit, wear, and maintain PPE
  • How to properly clean and store PPE
  • How to identify and report PPE that is damaged or worn
  • The legal requirements and regulations related to PPE in a care setting

The training can be done in different ways like online, classroom or on-the-job training. The format and length of the training will depend on the employer or regulatory body, but it is usually a half-day course.

It’s worth noting that PPE training is mandatory for all social care workers, and it should be updated regularly to ensure that they are aware of the latest guidelines and best practices. Employers should also provide the necessary resources like PPE, hand sanitizers and other infection control materials to help employees to follow the guidelines and avoid infection.

In addition, it is important to note that PPE should be used in conjunction with other infection control measures, such as hand hygiene, and should not be seen as a standalone solution.

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