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CSTF Health, Safety and Welfare
The content of this course has been verified by Skills for Health as aligning to the UK Core Skills Training Framework.
This Health & Safety Awareness Course delivers key safety information to healthcare workers appropriate for a care environment.
Workplace incidents and accidents can have moral, social, legal & financial implications. In an ideal world risk would be avoided, where this is not possible measures need to be introduced to reduce risk to acceptable levels. Within a workplace employers and employees have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe working environment. This course delivers the Course delivers key safety information on the responsibilities of both employers and employees, how to manage risk and the procedures for reporting health and safety violations.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at all staff throughout the health and social care sector, in particular
- Existing staff to update existing knowledge
- New starters to the organisation
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- Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999
- Category of Hazards and Risk Hierarchy
- Responsibilities of Employer and Employee
- Accident statistics
- Causes of Accidents, Prevention & Reporting
- Understand the organisation's commitment to delivering services safely
- Understand the importance of acting in ways that are consistent with legislation, policies and procedures for maintaining own and others health and safety
- Know the organisation's arrangements for consulting with employees on health and safety matters
- Be able to locate the organisation's health and safety policy and the arrangements for implementing it
- Understand the meaning of hazard, risk and risk assessment
- Be able to recognise common work place hazards including: electricity, slips, trips and falls, chemicals and substances, stress, physical and verbal abuse, traffic routes, VDUs workstations and the working environment
- Understand how any identified risks might be managed through balanced and appropriate preventive and protective measures
- Understand how they could apply and promote safe working practices specific to their job role
- Know the actions they should take to ensure patient safety
- Understand the importance of reporting health and safety concerns
- Know the reporting processes used how the organisation uses the information gathered to help manage risks
- Know how to raise health and safety concerns
- Understand individual responsibilities in reporting incidents, ill health and near misses
Upon completion of this Elearning course, a PDF certificate will be available straight away, that can be downloaded and printed for your records. Each course contains multiple-choice questions and interactive exercises that you’ll need to complete in order to show your understanding of the material and pass the course. Your certificate will be valid for 3 years.