Health and Safety in Health and Care - Online Course - CPD Certified

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    Health and Safety in Health and Care - Online Training Course - Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.

    Health and Safety in Health and Care - Level 2 - Online Training Course - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

    Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Health and Safety in Health and Care training course for healthcare and social care providers. 

    This online Health and Safety in Health and Care training course was developed in line with the latest UK legislation and meet the requirements set out by the National Health Service (NHS), UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Skills for Care, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other professional and regulatory bodies.

    Occupational safety and health, also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety, occupational health, or workplace health and safety, is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work.

    Course content

    This online Health and Safety in Health and Care training course cover the following:

    • Understand why health and safety is important
    • Be familiar with the common causes of workplace accidents
    • Be aware of workplace hazards
    • Know the common health and safety statistics
    • Know the financial and human costs relating to health and safety
    • Understand health and safety law, penalties and enforcement
    • Be able to identify hazards and minimise risks in the workplace
    • Know how to prevent accidents in the workplace
    • Be aware of the accident reporting procedures
    • Understand the RIDDOR regulations
    • Understand the hierarchy of risk control
    • Know basic fire safety procedures
    • Know what to do and what not to do in the event of a fire
    • Understand the different fire extinguishers and their functions
    • Understand the importance of checking electrical equipment
    • Be able to keep safe from electrical risks
    • Know how to prevent slips, trips and falls
    • Know how to avoid common health hazards
    • Understand the importance of first aid in the workplace
    • Understand the importance of personal protective equipment
    • Be able to identify hazards and minimise manual handling risks
    • Know the dangers of hazardous substances in the workplace
    • Be ready to reduce the risks of DSE equipment, noise and vibration
    • Understand the dangers of working at height, confined spaces and pressure environments

    Who is the course for?

    Everyone in the workplace, no matter the industry, is required to take sufficient and appropriate health and safety training. This online Health and Safety in Health and Care training course is suitable for workers of all abilities and is intended as a ‘foundation’ level course, designed to maintain learners’ health and safety knowledge.

    An awareness of health and safety is essential for those who provide health and social care services. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the enforcing authority for workers in England, Scotland and Wales and also for patient and service users in Scotland and Wales. In England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has responsibility for patient and service user health and safety for providers registered with them.

    Course aims

    By UK law, a basic knowledge of health and safety is essential for all employees in all industries to ensure that workplace risks are recognised and managed effectively.

    This online Health and Safety in Health and Care training course is designed to provide employees with the requisite knowledge, or refresher training needed to provide a safe working environment within your organisation. This includes an understanding of legal responsibilities, accident prevention and an overview of some of the critical areas of workplace health and safety.

    Learning outcomes

    The following learning outcomes reflect the minimum standard that should be incorporated into general health and safety training.

    On completion of this online Health and Safety in Health and Care training course, 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 prepared to recognise common workplace hazards, including:
      • Electricity,
      • Slips, trips and 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, and
    • Understand individual responsibilities in reporting incidents, ill health and near misses. 

    NB: Additional learning outcomes and practical experience should be added, where appropriate, to take into account the capabilities, knowledge, experience and prior training of workers.

    Based upon risk assessment, training needs analysis, type of role, location and service need, the learning outcomes stated should be supplemented by specific job and site training as necessary to ensure competence in safe working practices and compliance with legal requirements.

    Employers should ensure that vulnerable workers such as young people at work and learners undertaking work experience receive appropriate training, to protect their health and safety.

    Managers and supervisors should receive additional health and safety training as appropriate to support them in their role and health and safety responsibilities.

    Health and Safety in Health and Care - Online Training Course - Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.


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