HSG Falls Awareness Elearning

The Health and Safety Group Ltd
Delivery Method: eLearning

‘An incident in which a person suddenly and involuntary comes to rest on the ground or other lower surface, with or without the loss of consciousness’ (NPSA 2011)

Not all older people fall, falls are an interaction of personal and environmental risk factors within an environment. The more risk factors a person has, the greater the risk of falling.
This course looks into the personal and environmental risk factors in more detail, suggests ways in which to reduce falls within a work place and explains the action to take in the event of a fall

Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at all staff throughout the health and social care sector, in particular:-

  • Existing staff to update existing knowledge
  • New starters to the organisation


The Health & Safety Group would recommend approx. 1 hour 30 minutes to complete this course

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course the learner will:

  • Define what is meant by a fall
  • Identify Key Risks Factors that can increase the risk of falls
  • Identify Hazards in the environment that can increase the risks of falls
  • Understand what preventative measures can be put in place to reduce the risk of falls
  • Identify Interventions including strength and exercise programmes
  • Know how to react if an individual falls in a work environment

Course includes

  • Definitions
  • Statistics
  • Fear of Falling
  • Impacts of a Fall
  • Risk Factors
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Balance, Exercise and Posture
  • Home Modifications
  • Comfort Checks
  • Reducing the Chance of a Fall
  • Consequences of A Fall

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