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Health and Safety in a Care Setting

Health and Safety in a Care Setting

About the course

Care homes are owned and managed by a wide range of organisations, including local authorities,
the NHS, and organisations from the private and voluntary sectors. They differ from other workplaces because they are not only places of work; they are also homes for their residents. They should be places where the dignity and freedom of the residents is respected, and where everyone’s health and safety is managed effectively. To achieve this, everyone involved must understand their responsibilities.

This course discusses the legislation that applies to care homes, the responsibilities of management
and employees and looks at developing systems of work. It also covers what to do in some common hazards you might encounter as well as some Emergency situations. It concludes by discussing some aspects of the work environment and staff welfare.
Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Understand that a Care home is both a home for residents and a work environment.
• Define the legislation involved in health and safety in this home and work environment.
• Recognise both employer and employee responsibilities in regard to maintain health and
• Identify potential risks and illnesses that can affect the welfare of employees and residents.
• Explain and understand risk assessments and other safety policies that the home will employ
to ensure safety.


Key Points

  • CPD & IIRSM Approved **
  • Duration: 80 mins *
  • Fast effective learning in an interactive way
  • Opportunities to stop and start the course meaning that everyone has the time to learn.
  • Improved legal compliance
  • Effective evidence of quality training
  • £25 per license
*The course duration is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions

**Our IIRSM approved courses are owned by VideoTile Learning Ltd and distributed under licence.