Health and Safety in Health & Social Care - Level 2

Who is this health and safety training course for?

The Mandatory Training Group’s health and safety eLearning course should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff. This includes unpaid and voluntary staff working in NHS and private hospitals, locum doctors, locum allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants. This online health and safety training course is also relevant for health and social care support workers, including charities, nursing and residential home staff

This online health and safety training course covers the main points relating to health, safety and welfare at work legislation. It has additional online learning resources that provide more details for learners to refer to during the course and in practice.

Course aims and objectives

  • To provide the learner with an understanding of the key legislation regarding Health and Safety
  • Provide an understanding of hazard spotting and risk assessments
  • Enable learners to apply health and safety concepts to their work practice
  • To provide an awareness of accident, incident and near miss reporting
  • To provide essential health, safety and welfare at work training resources in an engaging and meaningful way
  • To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individuals and businesses

What is covered in this online course?

  • What is health and safety?
  • Awareness of health and safety related accidents and ill-health
  • Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Legal responsibilities and requirements
  • Awareness of health and safety policies and procedures
  • Define and be aware of workplace hazards
  • Define risk, accident and harm
  • Relate health and safety concepts to your workplace environment
  • Awareness of individual responsibilities to cooperate with employers
  • Awareness 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
  • Basic fire safety awareness and individual responsibilities
  • Basic 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
    • 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 (additional online learning resources)

Assessment and certification

At the end of this online health and safety training course, learners will be required to complete an online assessment. On successful completion of the knowledge test (80% pass mark), learners will be able to download a FREE CPD certificate that is valid for one year.

Course accreditation

The content of this online health and safety training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines..

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