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Health and Safety - for Health and Social Care


Duration: 1 hours 15 minutes


Modules: 11


Understand Your Responsibilities Relating to Health and Safety in the Work Setting

Understand Risk Assessment

Move and Assist Safely

Understand Procedures for Responding to Accidents and Sudden Illness

Understand Medication and Healthcare Tasks

Handle Hazardous Substances

Promote Fire Safety

Work Securely

Manage Stress

Disability Awareness

Sitting at your Workstation


Health and safety at work is the responsibility of both the worker and the employer, and is governed by legislation and local procedures.  


This course examines the responsiblities that an employer has to its employees and the responsibilities that employees have to themselves and to the people they support.


In this course you will learn:


About your and your employer's responsibilities under health and safety legislation

What you must not do until you have been trained

The types of illness and accident that you might come across at work

When a risk assessment should be done

The steps to take in assessing risk

When and how to report hazards

What to do in an emergency

About the importance of following your organisation's medication procedures

What hazardous substances are and how to deal with them

How to reduce the risk of fire

How to help people stay safe in their own home or care setting

What is stress and how to deal with it

This course is aimed at:


New members of staff in Healthcare Support Worker roles

New members of staff in Adult Social Care Worker roles

Any staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support


This course will also be useful for:


Staff moving into new roles within their organisation

Refreshing the knowledge of any member of staff



Course Certificate

This course has been independently accredited as conforming to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. Upon successful completion of this course you will automatically be awarded a certificate detailing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.You can download the certificate from your leaner account.


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