Why Infection Control Training?

It is well known that there are serious health risks for occupants in health care facilities when construction, renovation or maintenance work is performed. A variety of tasks can disturb and disperse dust that may be contaminated by biological agents such as mould and bacteria.

Without proper anticipation, planning, implementation and execution of infection prevention and control measures (“IPAC”), dispersed, contaminated dust could lead to infection risks in susceptible individuals. However, sound and effective preventative measures used during construction, renovation or maintenance work can minimize and prevent infections, and maintain and improve occupant safety.

A critical component of IPAC is educating and training stakeholders in infection risk potentials, and how they can proactively and practically plan, design and perform their work to prevent infections from occurring. ICTG offers several types of infection control training courses that meet the specific needs of various stakeholders that could be involved in a healthcare facility project. All our courses are delivered per prevailing/applicable infection control principles, industry-accepted standards/criteria and practices, and/or best management practices.

"We do not believe that learning is best achieved through a “sit and listen” approach. We want our participants to be fully engaged in a dynamic interactive learning environment"

Craig Yee, Master Trainer, ICTG

Available Courses

Infection Control Awareness

This course provides an overview of, and introductory information regarding, select infection control standards and requirements. This course was developed for individuals who do not yet have experience, or who have entry level/basic experience, in health care facility projects and work. Certification is not provided for participants who undertake this infection control training class.

Design/Planning of Healthcare Construction/Renovation Projects

This course was developed for those stakeholders who are involved in design and engineering of healthcare construction or renovation projects, and provides critical information regarding relevant industry-accepted standards and best practices, construction standards, methodologies, and practical requirements for health care facility projects. Specifically, this course covers infection control considerations regarding design, planning, engineering, material selection, construction and maintenance.

Constructing/Renovating Healthcare Facilities

This course was developed for construction stakeholders (constructors, trades etc.) who perform construction (and/or renovation) activities within, at or around health care facilities. This course educates, trains and instructs involved personnel in the principles of infection control in relation to construction activities, practices and procedures, to protect existing or future occupants from potential infection risks related to generating and dispersing dust that may be contaminated with biological agents such as mould and bacteria.

Facilities Maintenance/Working in Healthcare Facilities

This course was specifically designed for facilities maintenance and operations personnel and trades who perform work – that could disturb existing dust that may be contaminated with mould, bacteria, etc. – in existing health care facilities. This course will educate, train and instruct involved personnel in the principles of infection control, and specific, practical infection prevention and control measures, to protect sensitive occupants from potential infection risks associated with disturbing existing dust in relation to their work.

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Infection Control for Construction Trades

Phase 0 – Infection Prevention & Control – The Basics

This training module is the first building block that all trades should undertake to provide them with basic infection prevention and control principle knowledge and information. All trades who may work on a health care facility project should first complete this course, before they receive further infection control training, based on their type of work activities and involvement during various, additional construction phases.

Phase 1 – Excavation, Foundation, Building Envelope & Floors

This training module is intended for trades such as civil works (i.e. excavation), concrete formwork, HVAC and mechanical (including sheet metal), electrical, plumbing, building envelope, glazers, roofers, carpenters and labourers etc, who are involved in excavation, foundation, building envelope and flooring operations/activities.

Phase 2 – Walls & Ceilings

This training module is intended for trades such as HVAC and mechanical (including sheet metal), electrical, plumbing, building envelope, glazers, drywallers, painters, roofers, carpenters and labourers etc. who are still involved on a healthcare facility project up to when drywalling is complete (including priming).

Phase 3 – Interior Finishing

Course Synopsis: This training module is intended for additional trades such as finishers that install interior finishing elements such as millwork, carpeting etc.

Phase 4 – Final Finishing

This training module is intended for remaining trades who need to complete their work in health care facility areas deemed to be in construction phase 4. This may include such trades as, but not limited to: HVAC and mechanical (including sheet metal), electrical, plumbing, drywallers, painters, millworkers, carpenters and labourers etc.

Phase 5 – Completion & Follow Up Activities

This training module is intended for all remaining trades who need to perform any further required construction activities after substantial completion and before occupancy of the health care facility, to address project deficiencies or warranty work. This may include such trades as, but not limited to: electrical, plumbing, drywallers, painters, millworkers, carpenters and labourers etc.

Our Training Approaches

We do not believe in “sit and listen” type training courses. We want our participants to be fully engaged during their infection control training and directly interact with our quality instructors and the subject matter (concepts, principles, tools, equipment, materials).

Therefore, we have structured our courses in a modular format, and have implemented a variety of educational, training and instructional tools and elements to facilitate dynamic, engaging and interactive learning atmospheres, including:

  • Real-world, scenario-based problem-solving sessions
  • Group breakout sessions, workbook exercises
  • Question and answer discussion forums
  • Visual aids: schematics, diagrams, pictures, videos
  • Practical hands on exercises, and participant involvement, for teaching and practicing various infection prevention and control measures

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Our technical and practical knowledge, expertise, and experience, quality of instructors and training delivery abilities, and instructional techniques/methods has made ICTG the provider of choice for effective infection control training solutions.