This lesson examines the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASWA). Many different sub regulations emanate from this law.
Introduction to Health & Safety
This short course is composed of three lessons, each followed by a quiz testing knowledge. The quiz is written from the point of view of a principal dentist, but DCPs and associates can equally answer, as the knowledge is required regardless. With such a vast topic area, this course can only provide the briefest of overviews in the time available. But, the aim is that it will stimulate interest in practice and patient safety, as well as providing pointers for finding out more.
Satisfactory completion of the course will result in one hour of enhanced CPD (outcome C). You will be provided with an online certificate following the completion of a short feedback form.
Course Author: Edward Sinclair is a dentist currently undertaking specialty training in Dental Public Health.
Prior to starting this post, he was the senior compliance advisor at the British Dental Association. He has broad general practice experience in a range of locations. He also has a degree in medical microbiology and immunology.
1: An Introduction to Health and Safety Law in Dental Practice
1b: What do you need to display in the surgery from HASWA?
There’s a few things that need to be displayed for public view to ensure compliance with HASWA – this section tells you what they are.
1c: Risk Assessments
Learn about the need for, and what should be contained within, Risk Assessments.
2: Common Topics in Infection Control
This section looks briefly at some of the most common infection control issues that arise in a dental surgery.
3a: An Introduction to Decontamination in Primary Care
HTM 01-5 information and guidance in this section.
3b: HTM 01-05 Essential Quality Requirements (EQRs) and Best Practice (BP)
Information on the layout of the decontamination room.
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