Health and Safety in Health & Social Care

To provide essential knowledge and understanding of health and safety requirements within a health and social care setting and provide underpinning knowledge to enable learners to work safely, act responsibly and prevent accidents occurring.

To promote the safety of individuals who are cared for within the work setting


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Discuss employer and employee roles and responsibilities associated with health and safety in social care settings
  • Understand the use of risk assessments in relation to health and safety
  • Identify why accidents can happen
  • List a range of different health and safety issues and describe ways in which their risk can be reduced
  • Discuss the importance of following policies and procedures related to health and safety
  • Understand the need to recognise and manage stress
  • Recognise early signs of aggression and identify ways to deal with it


Course Content

  • Benefits of good health and safety
  • Costs of poor health and safety
  • Statistics
  • Legislation
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Employee responsibilities
  • Training
  • Enforcement
  • Criminal and Civil Law
  • Accident types and causes
  • Risk assessments
  • Control measures
  • Reducing risks
    • Good housekeeping principles
    • Safety signs
    • Moving and Handling
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Electricity
    • Equipment
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
    • Laundry
    • Occupational exposure
    • Safe waste management
    • Body fluid spillages
    • Emergencies
    • Fire safety
    • Welfare
    • Stress – causes and management


Learners will be assessed by –

  • Ability to answer questions during course
  • Discussion following feedback from activities


Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264
e: info@medexgroup.co.uk



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