Health and Safety in the Care Home

Group Course tutor-led course

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)

Delivery Location
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
  • training
  • facilities
  • incident reporting
  • insurance

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
  • medication
  • cleaning products
  • lone working
  • fire precautions
  • electrics

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?
You will need 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.

Is there any funding available to pay for the course?
Yes, funding is available for individuals living in Scotland, subject to T&C’s.
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What payment methods do you accept?
We can accept payment by card, cheque or by bank transfer – please contact us for more details.

How do I make a company booking?
Please view our terms & conditions and then contact us to make your booking.

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