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Health, Safety and Welfare

A course covering the responsibilities of both employers and employees in ensuring that facilities are safe for staff, patients and visitors. The course also covers how to manage risk and the procedures for reporting health and safety violations.

Accidents can have many serious consequences on an individual’s health, family and social life, as well as having a major financial impact. This is why it is important to do all we can to avoid accidents in the workplace. Everyone has a legal duty for each other’s safety at work. Employers and employees must work together to make sure we maintain a safe work environment.

Skills for Health's Health, Safety and Welfare course
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins approx.
CPD: 1 credit
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 3 years
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills For Health
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This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals as part of statutory training requirements.

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • The importance of health and safety
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Incident reporting
  • Assessment

Upon completion, learners will gain:

  • Staff and organisational compliance with relevant regulation and guidelines – both national and local
  • Ability to assess and minimise workplace risks.
  • Ability to reduce negligence, accidents and incidents.
  • Ability to ensure the safety of patients, service users and visitors

This course meets the learning outcomes for Subject 3: Health, Safety and Welfare of the Core Skills Training Framework and standard 13 of the Care Certificate Standard.

Subject 3: Health, Safety and Welfare

The learner will:

  • understand the organisation’s commitment to delivering services safely
  • understand the importance of acting in ways that are consistent with legislation, policies and procedures for maintaining own and others’ health and safety
  • know the organisation’s arrangements for consulting with employees on health and safety matters
  • be able to locate the organisation’s health and safety policy and the arrangements for implementing it
  • understand the meaning of hazard, risk and risk assessment
  • be able to recognise common work place hazards including:
    • electricity
    • slips and trips, falls
    • chemicals and substances
    • stress
    • physical and verbal abuse
    • traffic routes
    • display screen equipment (DSE), workstations and the working environment.
  • understand how any identified risks might be managed through balanced and appropriate preventive and protective measures
  • understand how they could apply and promote safe working practices specific to their job role
  • know the actions they should take to ensure patient safety
  • understand the importance of reporting health and safety concerns
  • know the reporting processes used and how the organisation uses the information gathered to help manage risks
  • know how to raise health and safety concerns
  • understand individual responsibilities in reporting incidents, ill health and near misses.

The Care Certificate Standards

Standard 13: Health and Safety

  • 13.1 Understand their own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting
  • 13.2 Understand Risk Assessment
  • 13.3 Move and assist safely

FAQs

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Yes – We automatically generate a personalised certificate when you pass the course, this is available to download as a pdf from your eLearning account.

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