Health & Safety
Everybody in the workplace needs to know how to risk assess his or her environment for the welfare of everybody present. As a health or social care worker with individuals in your care, you need to understand your responsibilities of Health & Safety in your workplace. This course equips you with all you need to know.
UK law has specific requirements that companies, and their employees must meet. As a health or social care worker, you need to know what is expected of you whether you work in the private or the public sector.
You will learn how to spot Health & Safety risks to yourself and to anybody in your care at your place of work. Knowing how to correctly risk assess an environment is key to preventing accidents. You will also learn to respond to the effect of your colleagues’ or clients’ action or inaction during the risk assessment phase. You will be shown how to prevent infection and the correct way to handle and store hazardous substances (COSHH).
During the session, you'll cover:
An introduction to current Health & Safety UK law
The most common types of accidents that occur in the workplace and how to prevent them
Safe handling of electrical equipment and appliances
COSHH – how to handle hazardous substances
How to prevent infections
How to assess risk in the workplace - the duties of each individual on the team
Discuss personal safety and security as well as dealing with violence and aggression at work
Understand how to recognise and manage work related stress.
This full or half-day course comprises an engaging mix of activities with fellow learners (maximum fifteen delegates). You’ll be asked to complete a simple multiple-choice assessment after you take the course. You will receive a certificate once you have passed the assessment.