Health and Safety for Volunteers - Level 1 (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Health and Safety for Volunteers - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This health and safety for volunteers online course is essential for all staff and volunteers across various sectors who need to understand the basics of health and safety in the workplace. It is especially beneficial for those new to working in environments where health and safety protocols are critical.

    Course content

    This health and safety for volunteers online course is divided into the following sections:

    Key definitions 

    • Fundamental terms and their meanings in the context of health and safety.

    Importance of health and safety 

    • Why maintaining health and safety is crucial in any volunteer environment.

    Key legislation and regulations 

    • Overview of relevant law, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

    Your responsibilities 

    • What volunteers need to know about their roles in maintaining safety.

    Managing risks and hazards 

    • How to identify and mitigate potential dangers.

    Common workplace incidents 

    • Including slips, trips, and falls, and how to prevent them.

    Risk management 

    • Principles and practices to maintain a safe working environment.

    Course aims

    The aims of this health and safety for volunteers online course are to:

    • Equip volunteers with comprehensive knowledge of health and safety legislation and best practices, emphasising the importance of risk assessments in volunteer environments.
    • Develop skills for identifying and managing potential safety risks, enhancing the overall safety culture within volunteer settings.

        Learning objectives

        In this health and safety for volunteers elearning course, we will:

        • Highlight the importance of health and safety measures within care services.
        • Detail key legislation and policies governing health and safety in volunteer settings.
        • Demonstrate how to manage risks and identify hazards in health and care environments.
        • Describe essential procedures and provisions for achieving optimum health and safety.
        • Emphasise the importance of rigorous risk management practices in ensuring safety.
        • Discuss common injuries in healthcare settings and their prevention.
        • Introduce fundamental health and safety concepts relevant to volunteer activities.
        • Explain the process of conducting risk assessments and managing potential hazards effectively.

        Learning outcomes

        On completion of this health and safety for volunteers online training course, the learner will be able to:

        • Justify the need for effective health and safety measures in organisations.
        • Explain the legislation guiding personal protective equipment at work.
        • Describe volunteers' duties and responsibilities in providing person-centred health and safety.
        • State the importance of risk assessments in providing person-centred health and safety in organisations.
        • List adverse events that may militate against health and safety.
        • Describe the importance of TILE in lifting procedures for safety at work.

        Accreditation and Certification

        This CPD-accredited health and safety e-learning course for volunteers is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for three years.

        The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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        Why is the course important?

        Health and safety training is vital for compliance with legal obligations and ensuring the welfare of volunteers and those they assist. Effective health and safety practices reduce the risk of injury and create a safer working environment for everyone involved.

        Health and Safety for Volunteers - Level 1 | ComplyPlus LMS™ | The Mandatory Training Group UK -


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