Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Settings

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This module has been developed for individuals working in a wide variety of health and social care settings, it provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to promote and implement health and safety.

On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of their own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting. The module provides learners with the required knowledge to prevent the spread of infection, promote fire safety and know how to handle hazardous substances and materials.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Understand your own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety
  • Be able to carry out your own responsibilities for health and safety
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • Be able to prevent the spread of infection
  • Be able to move and handle equipment and other objects safely
  • Be able to handle hazardous substances and materials
  • Be able to promote fire safety in the work setting
  • Be able to implement security measures in the work setting
  • Know how to manage stress

The content of this course has been mapped to the underpinning knowledge within the following units on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF):

Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
This unit is a mandatory unit within the following qualifications:
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
This unit is a mandatory unit within the following qualifications:
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

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Lesson Plan 

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Understand own responsibilities and the responsibility of others, relating to health and safety
  • Be able to carry out own responsibilities for health and safety
  • Understand procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • Be able to reduce the spread of infection
  • Be able to move and handle equipment and other objects safely
  • Be able to handle hazardous substances and materials
  • Be able to promote fire safety in the work setting
  • Be able to implement security measures in the work setting
  • Know how to manage stress

Accreditation

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

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 3 and a half hours. With approximately 180 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 3 and half hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Target Audience

This module is aimed at those working within health and social care settings including professional care and support workers and practitioners.

Entry Requirements

 

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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