Care Certificate Standard 13 - Health and Safety - Online Course - CPD Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
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Care Certificate Standard 13 - Health and Safety - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Care Certificate Standard 13 (Health and Safety) training course for front-line healthcare and social care support workers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Health and safety legislation, regulations and procedures intended to prevent accident or injury in workplaces or public environments.

All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are adequately controlled. Health and safety is about stopping you from getting hurt at work or ill through work. Your employer is responsible for health and safety, but you must help. You also have a responsibility to take care of your health and safety, as well as that of your colleagues.

Course content

This online Care Certificate Standard 13 (Health and Safety) training course covers the following:

  • Understand their responsibilities, and the duties of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting;
    • Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting,
    • Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer, and
    • Outline the primary health and safety responsibilities of:
      • Self (take responsibility for your health and safety),
      • The employer or manager,
      • Others in the work setting.
    • List tasks relating to health and safety that should not be carried out without special training,
    • Explain how to access additional support and information relating to health and safety, and
    • Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in their work setting.
  • Understand risk assessment;
    • Explain why it is essential to assess the health and safety risks posed by particular work settings, situations or activities, and
    • Describe how and when to report health and safety risks that they have identified.
  • Move and assist safely;
    • Identify key pieces of legislation that relate to moving and helping,
    • List tasks relating to moving and assisting that they are not allowed to carry out until they are competent, and
    • Demonstrate how to move and assist people and objects safely, maintaining the individual’s dignity, and in line with legislation and agreed ways of working.
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness;
    • List the different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in the course of their work,
    • Describe the procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur, and
    • List the emergency first aid actions they are and are not allowed to carry out.
  • Understand medication and healthcare tasks;
    • Describe the agreed ways of working about medication,
    • Describe the agreed ways of working about healthcare tasks, and
    • List the tasks relating to medication and health care procedures that they are not allowed to carry out until they are competent.
  • Handle hazardous substances;
    • Describe the hazardous materials in their workplace, and
    • Demonstrate safe practices for storing, using and disposing of harmful substances.
  • Promote fire safety;
    • Explain how to prevent fires from starting or spreading, and
    • Describe what to do in the event of a fire.
  • Work securely,
    • Describe the measures that are designed to protect their security at work and the security of those they support, and
    • Explain the agreed ways of working for checking the identity of anyone requesting access to premises or information.
  • Manage stress;
    • Recognise common signs and indicators of stress in themselves and others,
    • Identify circumstances that tend to trigger stress in themselves and others, and
    • List ways to manage stress.

Who is the course for?

This online Care Certificate Standard 13 (Health and Safety) training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • New members of staff in Healthcare Support Worker roles,
  • New members of staff in Adult Social Care Worker roles, and
  • Any staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support.

This online Care Certificate Standard 13 (Health and Safety) training course will also be useful for:

  • Staff moving into new roles within their organisation,
  • Refreshing the knowledge of any member of staff,
  • NHS nursing, AHP and care staff,
  • Agency care workers,
  • Healthcare assistants (HCAs),
  • Support workers,
  • Care assistants, and
  • Community services.

Course aims

This online Care Certificate Standard 13 (Health and Safety) training course aims to provide necessary information and awareness of the principles of health and safety in the workplace.

All workers (including healthcare and social care workers) are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are adequately controlled. Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers. Employers must consult with their employees, or their representatives, on health and safety matters.

This online Care Certificate Standard 13 (Health and Safety) training course aims to make all health and social care support workers more aware of their rights and responsibilities concerning the management of health and safety at work.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Care Certificate Standard 13 (Health and Safety) training course, the learner will understand:

  • Employers and employees responsibilities,
  • Factors to ensure workplace safety,
  • Principles of health and safety, and
  • Essential health and safety regulations.

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