Health and Safety in Health Care | Level 2 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited | Instant Course Access | Includes Assessment & Certificate | Instant Certificate Download.
Welcome to our online Health and Safety in Health Care training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).
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.
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.
Certificate duration: 2 years
Entry requirements: No entry restrictions
Recommended prerequisites: N/A
Assessment type: End of course assessment
Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate
Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price
Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)
Who is the course for?
This online Health and Safety in Health Care training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:
- NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
- Locum doctors and nurses
- Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
- Agency nurses
- Agency workers
- Healthcare assistants
- Support workers
- Care assistants
- Community services.
What is covered in this course?
This online Health and Safety in Health Care training course covers the following:
- Definition of health and safety,
- Awareness of health and safety-related accidents and ill-health,
- Health and Safety in the workplace,
- Legal responsibilities and requirements,
- Knowledge of health and safety policies and procedures,
- Definition and awareness of workplace hazards,
- Definition of risk, accident and harm,
- Relating health and safety concepts to your workplace environment,
- Recognition of individual responsibilities to cooperate with employers
- Knowledge of the consequences of incorrect use of equipment,
- Risks associated with display screen equipment and other work aids,
- Awareness of risk assessment procedures,
- First aid requirements in the workplace,
- Manual handling risks including slips, trips and falls,
- Essential fire safety awareness and individual responsibilities,
- Primary infection and prevention awareness, including personal protective equipment (PPE),
- The importance of self-awareness and awareness of work-related stress.
- Awareness of occupational health hazards in the workplace,
- Basic lone working awareness,
- RIDDOR (including April 2012 update),
- Accident reporting and record-keeping,
- Waste management guidance, including:
- The management of general waste,
- The management and disposal of sharps,
- Sharps Safety – sharps control measures and precautions,
- Sharps Safety – sharps practices, and
- Sharps Safety – dealing with contaminated sharps.
- What to do following a sharps injury,
- Where to get further information on health, safety and welfare at work.