Health and Safety in the Care Home
This tutor-led course will give you an introduction to the basic Health and Safety requirements that you’ll need to know if you want to work in a care home.
1 Day (6 hours approx).
The course takes place at Third Level Foundation, 35a Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BN.
This course will cover the following:
Module 1 – Your employer’s duty to you
- safe working environment
- health and safety staff and policies
- risk management
- incident reporting
Module 2 – Basic Health and Safety in the Care Home
- hazards and risks
- slips and trips
- hygiene and food safety
- manual handling
- burns and scalds
- using equipment
- handling waste
- challenging behaviour
- lifting, supporting and moving people
- infectious diseases
- cleaning products
- lone working
- fire precautions
Workplace Health and Safety Signage
- prohibition signs
- mandatory signs
- safe condition signs
- hazard signs
- fire signs
- information signs
How often do courses take place?
We schedule courses on demand, please contact us for the next available date.
Are there any entry requirements?
Learners should have basic literacy skills, eg be able to read English.
What are the course times?
Module 1 – Your employer’s duty to you: 09.30-12.30
Module 2 – Basic Health and Safety in the Care Home: 13.30-16.30
(Note: it may be possible to attend Module 2 on a different day if required)
Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?
During the course you will be required to sit an assessment. If you pass the assessment you’ll receive the following e-certificate: EC-PC Health and Safety in the Care Home.
What payment methods do you accept?
We can accept payment by card, cheque or by bank transfer – please contact us for more details.
If you live in Scotland you could be eligible to get up £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland.
You can apply for ITA funding if you are aged 16 or over and:
– you are unemployed, or
– you are employed and have an income of £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are self-employed and have an income of £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are retired and your total pension income is £22,000 or less per annum, or
– you are not working and have no income
You will not be able to apply for ITA funding if you are in school, or are enrolled in a College or University course, or if you are involved in any other SDS funded programme including Modern Apprenticeships.
Need more info?
Please contact us for more details.
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