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

The Mandatory Training Group is the leading UK provider of accredited statutory and mandatory training courses for all sectors, including health and social care, education, local government, private and charity sectors.

We have supported over one million learners to reach their potential through e-learning courses and qualifications using our interactive online learning portal.



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.

How it works

Instant Access

Gain instant access to your course(s) upon purchasing through our website

Login credentials are sent immediately to the customer to the email address provided during the checkout process

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Learn Anytime, Anywhere, On Any Device

Learn at your own pace, at a time and place convenient to your circumstances

Individual learners can access their course material(s) 24/7 for 365 days from the date of purchase

In the case of organisations that order multiple licences for future use, the countdown will start when learners are allocated to the training course(s)

Assessment and Certification

Unlimited attempts to complete end of course assessments

On successful completion, download, print/save quality-assured CPD certificate

Online Support 24/7

Customer service teams interact with clients through email and live chat support

100% Money-Back Guarantee

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied

Refund policy

To request a refund, you should email our support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed

You, or your learners, must not complete the training to make a valid refund claim. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates achieved will not be valid for a refund

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End of course assessment

At the end of this course, learners are required to complete an online end of course assessment. On successful completion of the assessment (80% pass mark), learners may download a FREE CPD certificate from their profile page.


On successful completion of this e-learning course and end of course assessment, the learner may download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate (recognised internationally). Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Course accreditation

The CPD Certification Service accredits all our online training courses and programmes as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.rses meet the latest guidance and best practice recommendations.

The Mandatory Training Group - CPDUK Accredited E-Learning Providers.

Why choose us

Why choose our accredited e-learning courses and programmes?

The benefits of using our accredited e-learning courses in the workplace include:

  CPDUK accredited e-learning provider
  Ofqual approved training centre (UK qualifications)
  Internationally recognised CPD and Ofqual approved certificates
  Wide range of courses and qualifications that meet UK legislation and guidelines
  Over 500 online courses and programmes that cover multiple sectors
  Free blended learning environment for individuals and organisations
  Immediate access to online courses and programmes
  Highly interactive e-learning portal
  Substantial cost reductions (no travel fees and other expenses)
  Self-paced online learning
  Low carbon footprint through e-learning
  Repository of online learning materials and assessments
  Fully qualified and experienced trainers, instructors and assessors
  Experienced subject matter experts and content developers
  Conversion of existing classroom courses to e-learning courses
  All training courses meet the latest guidance and best practice recommendations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To enrol on this e-learning course, please add the course to your basket. From there, you will be redirected to our secure checkout page to complete your booking.

If you are booking the course for someone else, please click the ‘Buy For Others’ button at the upper right hand of this page.

Once your payment has been confirmed, you will receive a booking confirmation email with a receipt. Immediately after purchase, you will receive an email with further instructions and unique login credentials to access your learner account. Next, you will need to follow the instructions and login to your learner account.

Our courses are divided into six units. You can either read or listen to the course materials. At the end of each unit is a ‘knowledge check’ section. This section helps the learners remember what they have learnt.

Our online training courses can be completed on your desktop computer/Mac, laptop, tablet or mobile device. These online courses are easily accessible as long as there is an internet connection.

These online training courses are self-paced. Therefore, learners have full control and flexibility on when they wish to complete the material.

There is no deadline for completion. The course will expire from a learner’s account after 365 days, whether it has been accessed or not.

Yes. All end of course assessments are completed online.

Learners are required to achieve a passing rate of 80% or more to complete the course and gain a CPD certificate.

To obtain your certificate, you need to complete the end of course assessment first. A passing rate of 80% or more is required to gain a CPD certificate.

Obtained certificates can be downloaded from the learner’s profile page.

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. Thus, we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.To request a refund, you should email our Support Team with your receipt stating why you would like to be refunded. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates will not be valid for a refund.

Yes, you can access the learning materials from any electronic device that has an internet connection. However, we recommend that you use a desktop or laptop device for the best learning experience. These online courses can also be taken on tablets and mobile devices, such as iPads, iPhone and Android mobile phones.

For the best possible experience, we recommend that learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure no updates are pending on your browser.

There is no estimated completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their speed. Learners may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

The CPD hours depend on how long each learner takes to complete the course materials and assessments. Each course will indicate the anticipated completion time. This gives a general indication of the CPD hours for those who are required to submit their continuing professional development hours.

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