Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19


This course introduces the student to the Infectious Disease Prevention and Response (IDPR) Plan for controlling COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the workplace. Bloem First Aid Academy developed planning guidance on prevention of exposure to infectious diseases based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE).


1. Infectious Disease Prevention and Planning.

2. Exposure Control Strategies.

3. Risk Levels and Respiratory Protection.

Key Topics

– Infection disease characteristics.

– Infectious disease prevention.

– Hierarchy of controls.

– Exposure classifications.

– Personal Protective Equipment.

– Personal Hygiene.

– Training.

Target Audience

– Employee.

– Supervisor.

– Manager.

– Contractor.

Course Code



This is a non-accredited short learning programme.

Course Duration

Four weeks part-time. Entry Requirements



Students are required to complete a questionnaire.

There are no exams for this course.

Course Cost

R490 all inclusive, once off cost.


Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a Bloem First Aid Academy Certificate.