Health and Safety in H&S Care

Health and safety in health and social care

1 Day Course 

  • This course retails at £60 per candidate.
  • There are no additional hidden charges. 
  • Discounts are available for repeat customers, charities and large group bookings.
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  • Learners must be at least 19 years old on the first day of the training.
  • There are no other formal entry requirements. 

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The QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care (RQF) is ideal for those who work directly with patients or clients in a health and social care setting, such as hospitals, care homes and daycare centers. This regulated and nationally recognised qualification is specifically designed to develop candidates’ awareness of health and safety in a health and social care environment, to help ensure that they are keeping themselves, and the people they care for safe.


Employers’ and employees health and safety duties
• Penalties for non-compliance
• Training and competence requirements
• Welfare arrangements
• Communicating health and safety information
• Procedures for responding to incidents
• First aid arrangements
Risk assessments
• Principles of risk control hierarchy
• Five-step process of risk assessment
How to identify and control hygiene hazards
• Common hazards in health and social care
• Contamination
• Cross-contamination
• Infection and cross-infection
• Micro-organisms
• Controls for common microbiological hazards
Personal hygiene
• Hand washing
• Protective clothing and equipment
• Risks of exposure to infectious diseases at work and
at home
Clean working environment
• Suitable premises and equipment
• Cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and
• Storage of cleaning chemicals and cloths
• Cleaning schedules
• Procedures for dealing with waste, sharps and spillages


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