Overview - Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Settings
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
For a full list of qualifications in which these units are mandatory please click here:
For more information about this or any of our other courses mapped to the QCF please contact us on the details provided below.
Welcome and Learning Objectives
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
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
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.
This module is aimed at those working within health and social care settings including professional care and support workers and practitioners.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
The fact that you provided both auditory and visual cues, helped me to keep focused.
Yes it covers everything all the questions I had, I enjoyed doing this module although I did thoroughly read through it, so it did take me longer than what you said, but I feel this module has been the best and more thorough one on here. Thankyou.
It’s better than going on a course because I actually have to read everything and answer all by myself where in a course I can just nod and say I understand
I liked the challenges as they helped point out things that I need to know, and helped me to remember more. It’s a good way of learning.
This method of training is very helpful to me as it means I can do it in my own home at my own speed in my own time this is a vital thing in my job. Well done for introducing this method of training it takes all the strain out of having to go to a venue at a set time, make arrangements for the people I support and find the time to commit to the training.
The modules are comprehensive and give you an excellent insight into keeping yourself and others around you safe and following procedures
Gave the module in sections, which allowed you to separate each part and come back to the training
All modules are very educational and I would recommend this training to all heath carers
Learning about the different types of legislation covered within a Health and Social Care Setting
How it tells you how many parts to a module there are and the skill challenges in each module.
All modules are very educational and I would recommend this training to all heath carers.
Learning about the different types of legislation covered within a Health and Social Care Setting.
Clean, well laid out interface and easy to use...nice to see the percentages of completion as you go.
This was my first time doing an online course but the nature of my job means I will be looking at doing more in the near future.
How it Works
This is a general guide to how the system works; if you want a more detailed guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.
Alternatively, if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?
This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.
You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.
The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.
The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.
Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course
The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.