health and safety awareness in health and social care


For health and social care worker, in the public or private sectors, as well as informal carers.

why attend?

This course will help carers recognise the causes of harm, and understand the significant risks that their actions can have on the health and safety of patients/service users, colleagues in their work environment and members of the public.

It will explore:

  • Health, safety and welfare of staff and patients/clients in the health and social care sector
  • Importance of risk assessment in the prevention of accidents and occupational ill-health
  • Relevant legislation relating to good hygiene practice
  • Concepts of hygiene hazards and infection control
  • Importance of good personal hygiene
  • Need for high standards of cleanliness to help prevent infection


Full day

meeting standards

CARE CERTIFICATE In particular, aims to help meet the knowledge required to meet outcomes of standards: 1, 13 & 15

FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS (CQC) In particular the course will enable the provider to help staff from the service demonstrate training has taken place around: Regulations 12,13 & 15

CARE ACT 2014 GUIDANCE More specifically enables providers and their staff to understand their duties under sections 1 & 10 of the Act (and their subsections)

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 – this subject area is woven into presentation and discussion as required during course delivery.

Please note: As far as reasonably possible we have indicated the standards covered.

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