Health and Safety in a Care Setting online course

Health and Safety in a Care Setting

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This Health and Safety in a Care Setting course meets the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 in the United Kingdom & recognised internationally.

Approved by CPD & IIRSM

Infection prevention and control are essential for healthcare professionals and nurses worldwide. It covers infection prevention, control, and antimicrobial resistance and is crucial for all businesses with potential infection risks. Suitable for beginners and leaders wanting to boost their qualifications.

Over 100 residents in care homes throughout the UK sustain injuries daily. This course is for people working in care homes. It covers responsibilities, systems, accidents, and illness. Part one covers common accidents and diseases, and part two covers moving and handling. It also covers general hazards like fires, gas, electricity, aggression, violence, security, and stress. Finally, the course looks at the work environment and staff welfare.

In care homes, residents are not just people to be cared for but also live there. So, managing their health, safety, and welfare effects is crucial. To do this, everyone needs to understand their responsibilities. The course discusses the legislation that applies to care homes, the responsibilities of management and employees, and developing systems of work.

The course also covers what to do in some common hazards like fires, gas, electricity, aggression, violence, security, and stress. It concludes by discussing some aspects of the work environment and staff welfare. This course introduces health and safety in a care setting and guides maintaining a safe and secure environment for everyone involved.


This Health and Safety in a Care Setting online course is approved by:

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.



By the end of this course, you’ll gain the following skills to create a safe environment:


  • Appreciate the dual nature of a care home as a residence and workplace.

  • Define the pertinent legislation for ensuring health and safety in this unique environment.

  • Identify the responsibilities of both employers and employees in maintaining a safe workplace and residence.

  • Recognise the potential risks and illnesses that can threaten the well-being of residents and staff.

  • Understand the purpose of risk assessments and other safety policies that care homes adopt to ensure safety.

This Health and Safety in Health and Social Care course is suitable for:


  • Anyone working in the care sector

  • The new staff as part of an induction programme

  • All staff as part of a portfolio of health and safety training

  • People working in primary, community and secondary healthcare settings

  • Registered managers, health care assistants, support workers, service users, medical staff and community carers

  • Workers of all abilities, as it is a ‘foundation’ level course

  • Suitable for a wide range of organisations, including local authorities, the NHS, and organisations from the private and voluntary sectors.

Over nine modules, this course will help you develop specialist knowledge and become an expert in Health and Safety in a Care Setting.


Module 1:Introduction

This first module will overview the course’s key terminology and definitions.  It will introduce the role of  The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Regulator in England for health and social care. Critical health and safety policies and procedures with a framework of government legislation and local requirements will be covered.

Module 2: Responsibilities

This module will cover the various roles of people working in the care environment and their responsibilities.

Module 3: Systems

This module will explain the health and safety arrangements that must be in place to ensure the highest level of care for everyone involved within a care setting.

Module 4: Accidents and Illness Part 1

This module will explore the types of accidents and incidents that commonly pose a risk in care environments is discussed.  Ideas are also provided to help to keep them to a minimum.  Potential accidents that could occur and are covered include:

  • Slips, Trips & Fall

  • Sharp Injuries

  • Burns and Scalds

  • Injuries by Operating Specialised Equipment

  • Electrocution

  • Accidental Poisoning

  • Food Poisoning

  • Fainting

  • Bleeding

  • Shock

  • Choking

  • Fractures or Broken Bones

Module 5: Accidents and Illness Part 2

This module continues to cover additional hazards that could pose a risk in any care environment. These include:

  • Falls From Height

  • Hot Water & Surfaces

  • Medication

  • Handling Medication

  • Hazardous Substances

Module 6: Moving and Handling

This module covers the hazards and risks of moving patients and equipment and their solutions.

Module 7: General Hazards: Fires, Gas and Electricity

This module provides the hazards and the safety measures associated with fires, gas and electricity within a caring environment.

Module 8: Aggression, Violence, Security and Stress

This module groups together various hazards associated with Aggression, Violence, Stress and Security.  Examples are provided with critical solutions.

Module 9: Work Environment and Welfare

This final module looks at various hazards within the work environment and welfare requirements that apply to care house staff.


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

80 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
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Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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