Standard 13 - Health & Safety

The Health and Safety Group Ltd
Delivery Method: eLearning

This Health & Safety module delivers key underpinning knowledge to healthcare worker which can be used towards achieving the care certificate


The Health and Safety Group would recommend approx. 3 hours to complete course

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course the learner will:
  • Understand their own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, 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
Course includes
  • Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999
  • Category of Hazards and Risk Hierarchy
  • Responsibilities of Employer and Employee
  • Accident statistics
  • Causes of accidents, Prevention & Reporting
  • Definition of hazardous substances
  • COSHH risk assessments
  • Overall risk and exposure
  • Types of warning signs
  • General risks and precautions
  • Biological risks and precautions
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Medication Handling
  • Stress
  • Manual Handling Overview
  • Bio-Mechanics & Ergonomics
  • Moving & Handling Plans & Assessments
  • Ability Testing
  • Lifting Techniques
  • LITE Assessments
  • Simple Handling Equipment
  • Mechanical Aids
  • Controversial Techniques

(The certificate confirms the correct standards of knowledge have been achieved. The certificate maybe used as evidence towards achieving the care certificate)

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all staff throughout the health and social care sector, in particular

  • New starters to the organisation
  • Existing staff as a refresher

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