Health, Safety & Welfare

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The law requires employers to provide whatever information, instruction and training is needed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of its employees. Employers are required to provide employees with relevant information on potential risks to their health and safety in the workplace, and how these risks can be minimised.

By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Health, Safety & Welfare

  • understand the organisation’s commitment to delivering services safely
  • understand the importance of acting in ways that are consistent with legislation, policies and procedures for maintaining own and others’ health and safety
  • know the organisation’s arrangements for consulting with employees on health and safety matters
  • be able to locate the organisation’s health and safety policy and the arrangements for implementing it
  • understand the meaning of hazard, risk and risk assessment
  • be able to recognise common work place hazards including:
    • electricity
    • slips and trips, falls
    • chemicals and substances
    • stress
    • physical and verbal abuse
    • traffic routes
    • display screen equipment (DSE), workstations and the working environment.
  • understand how any identified risks might be managed through balanced and appropriate preventive and protective measures
  • understand how they could apply and promote safe working practices specific to their job role
  • know the actions they should take to ensure patient safety
  • understand the importance of reporting health and safety concerns
  • know the reporting processes used and how the organisation uses the information gathered to help manage risks
  • know how to raise health and safety concerns
  • understand individual responsibilities in reporting incidents, ill health and near misses.