Health & Safety Awareness in Health & Social Care


Is Your Workplace Prepared?

Did you know that according to the HSE (Health & Safety Executive)

  • 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness

  • 2,526 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2017)

  • 147 workers killed at work

  • 581,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey

  • 69,208 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR

  • 28.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury

£15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2017/18)

For employers and employees, the cost financially and to your reputation from inadequate H&S training can have devastating effects. That’s why from using protective equipment to dealing with accidents, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is indispensable to a healthy and safe working environment.

The Health and Safety Awareness course in Health and Social Care is designed for:

  • Workers at all levels within employment
  • Employers looking for an induction or professional development course for employees
  • All employees to ensure a workforce that follows working safe practices

Learners, take this course safe in the knowledge that it is meeting industry standards while providing you with the underpinning knowledge required by care sector providers.

Employers choose this course for your employees and rest assured that not only have they fulfilled their legal responsibility but that this training will provide employees with the knowledge and skills to work safely and provide evidence to demonstrate compliance with Skills for Care and CQC key lines of enquiry.

The certification displaying the course content will demonstrate how National Occupational Standards have been met.

What's Covered?

Topics include:

  • Legislation and responsibilities
  • Health and safety communication
  • Risk assessments
  • Health and safety hazards inc:
    • Moving and handling
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Dealing with hazardous substances
    • Handling of waste and cleaning procedures
    • Dealing with sharps
    • Electric and electricity
    • Ergonomics
    • Display screen equipment
    • Violence and aggression
    • Lone working
    • Stress
  • Infection control
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Accidents and sudden illness
  • Emergencies and first aid
  • Basic fire safety
  • Actions to be taken following an accident or incident


This course can be delivered as a one-day or half-day refresher/awareness course.

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