Health, Safety and Welfare for Care Homes - Level 1 (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Health, Safety and Welfare for Care Homes - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    80 minutes

    CPD Hours

    2 hours


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is this course for?

    This level 1 online health, safety and welfare for care homes training course is essential for all personnel in care home settings, including care workers, care assistants, nursing assistants, residential care workers, and ancillary staff such as porters, cooks, and drivers. It is also highly relevant for unpaid and voluntary staff working within these environments.

    Course content

    This health, safety and welfare for care homes online course covers the following:


    ·        Foundations of health, safety, and welfare in care homes.

    Key legislation and regulations:

    ·        This section provides a comprehensive overview of relevant health and safety laws, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

    Roles and responsibilities:

    ·        Clarifying the responsibilities of employers and employees in maintaining a safe working environment.

    Risk assessment and mitigation:

    ·        Strategies for identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks in care home settings.

    Summary and review:

    ·        Recap of the key concepts covered.

    References and resources:

    ·        Additional materials for extended learning.

    End of course assessment:

    ·        A quiz to assess understanding of the course content.

        Course aims

        The aims of this health, safety and welfare for care homes online course are to:

        • Provide an understanding of the health and safety legislation applicable to care homes.
        • Raise awareness of potential hazards within care environments and teach effective methods to mitigate these risks.

            Learning objectives

            This health, safety and welfare for care homes elearning course will:

            • Identify the key health and safety legislation, regulations and professional guidance.
            • List ways employers can consult with employees about health and safety matters.
            • Define the meaning of the terms hazard, risk, and risk assessment.
            • Identify common workplace hazards.
            • Explain how risks can be managed through preventive and protective measures.
            • Demonstrate how to apply and promote safe working practices within care home settings.
            • Explain the importance of reporting health and safety concerns and the various reporting methods.

                Learning outcomes

                On completion of this health, safety and welfare for care homes e-learning course, the learner will be able to:

                • Outline the organisation’s commitment to delivering services safely.
                • Act in ways that are consistent with legislation, policies and procedures for maintaining your own and others’ health and safety.
                • Explain the organisation’s arrangements for consulting with employees on health and safety matters.
                • Locate the organisation’s health and safety policy and the arrangements for implementation.
                • Define the terms hazard, risk and risk assessment.
                • Recognise common workplace hazards.
                • Manage identified risks using balanced and appropriate preventive and protective measures.
                • Apply and promote safe working practices specific to your job role.
                • Take appropriate actions to ensure residents’ safety.
                • Report health and safety concerns in line with organisational policies and procedures.
                • Report incidents, ill health, and near misses that align with your professional responsibilities.

                Accreditation and Certification

                This CPD-accredited health, safety and welfare e-learning course for care homes 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, safety, and welfare training is crucial in care homes due to the vulnerability of the residents and the complex nature of the care provided. This course ensures that all staff have the knowledge to manage and mitigate risks effectively, fostering a safe and compliant care environment. Adherence to health and safety regulations not only supports the physical well-being of residents but also protects staff from potential hazards.

                The aims, objectives, and learning outcomes of this course align with the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and fulfil the requirements set by the CQC and other regulatory bodies, ensuring comprehensive compliance and high training standards.

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