Care homes are owned and managed by a wide range of organisations, including local authorities,
the NHS, and organisations from the private and voluntary sectors.
They differ from other workplaces because they are not only places of work; they are also homes for
They should be places where the dignity and freedom of the residents is respected, and where
everyone’s health and safety is managed effectively.
To achieve this, everyone involved must understand their responsibilities.
This course discusses the legislation that applies to care homes, the responsibilities of management
and employees and looks at developing systems of work.
It also covers what to do in some common hazards you might encounter as well as some Emergency
It concludes by discussing some aspects of the work environment and staff welfare
This course is aimed at anyone working in the care sector and should act as an introduction to health
and safety in their place of work.
Accidents and Illness Part 1
Accidents and Illness Part 2
Moving and Handling
General Hazards: Fires, Gas and Electricity
Aggression, Violence, Security and Stress
Work Environment and Welfare
Other courses in our Health and Social Care suite compliment this one and when combined can form
the basis for the candidates work towards achieving their Care Certificate.
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