Health, Safety and Welfare for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - Level 1

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    Health, Safety and Welfare for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    120 minutes

    CPD Hours

    2 hours


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This health, safety and welfare for homecare online course is essential for all homecare (domiciliary care) professionals, including caregivers, nurses, and support workers. It's designed to ensure a comprehensive understanding of health, safety, and welfare practices to maintain a safe environment for both service users and employees.

    Course content

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


    • An overview of the course's objectives and the importance of health, safety, and welfare in homecare settings.

    Section 1 - Key legislation and regulations:

    • Detailed exploration of relevant laws and regulations, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).

    Section 2 - Roles and responsibilities:

    • Examination of the duties and obligations of employers and employees in maintaining a safe working environment, with a focus on consultation, training provision, and reporting procedures.

    Section 3 - Risks assessment and mitigation:

    • Comprehensive coverage of risk assessment methodologies, hazard identification, and control measure implementation, with emphasis on addressing specific risks encountered in home care, such as slips, trips, and falls.


    • Recap of key learnings and takeaway points from each section.

    References and resources:

    • Additional reading materials and online resources for further exploration of the subject.

    End of module assessment:

    • Evaluation of learners' understanding through quizzes or assignments to reinforce knowledge retention and ensure comprehension of course content.

      Course aims

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

      • Introduce health and safety legislation and regulations relevant to homecare settings.
      • Increase awareness of hazards, risks, and risk mitigation techniques within your work settings.
      • Provide learners with a thorough understanding of health, safety, and welfare principles in homecare settings, empowering them to create and maintain safe working environments for themselves and the individuals they care for.

        Learning objectives

        To achieve the aims, this health, safety and welfare for homecare e-learning course will:

        • Provide comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, and professional guidance.
        • Clarify the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees in maintaining health and safety, including methods for consulting with employees.
        • Discuss the terms hazard, risk, and risk assessment, identifying common workplace hazards.
        • Equip learners with skills to conduct effective risk assessments and implement preventive and protective measures to manage risks.
        • Demonstrate how to apply and promote safe working practices within individuals' homes.
        • Explain various reporting methods and emphasise the importance of reporting health and safety concerns promptly.

            Learning outcomes

            Upon completing this health, safety, and welfare online training course for domiciliary care, learners will be equipped to:

            • Define the terms hazard, risk, and risk assessment.
            • Recognise common workplace hazards.
            • Manage identified risks using balanced and appropriate preventive and protective measures.
            • Promote safe working practices.
            • Take appropriate actions to ensure service users’ safety.
            • Report health and safety concerns, as well as incidents, ill health, and near misses.
            • Explain the risks associated with lone working and the actions you and your employer should take to reduce these.
            • Demonstrate an understanding of key legislation and regulations pertaining to health, safety, and welfare in homecare.
            • Identify and assess workplace hazards, implementing appropriate control measures to mitigate risks effectively.
            • Apply principles of safe working practices, including lone working, to ensure personal and service user safety.
            • Contribute to the creation of a safe and supportive working environment for themselves and service users.

            Note: The learning outcomes are based on the requirements from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Care Inspectorates, Skills for Care core and mandatory training framework, and other UK regulatory and professional bodies.

            Accreditation and Certification

            This CPD-accredited health, safety and welfare e-learning course for homecare 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?

            This health, safety, and welfare for homecare e-learning course is crucial for safeguarding the well-being of both employees and service users. With 1.7 million individuals affected by work-related illnesses annually and various hazards present in homecare environments, adherence to legislation and rigorous safety protocols is paramount to prevent accidents and promote well-being. Effective training ensures compliance with legal requirements, minimises risks, and fosters a positive health and safety culture, ultimately avoiding the cost and distress associated with accidents and ill health.

            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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