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Health Safety and Welfare

Health Safety and Welfare

This Health and Safety Awareness online course will give an overview of the responsibilities employers and employees have to ensure facilities are safe for patients, visitors, and staff members. Risk management and procedures for reporting health and safety violations are also discussed.


Duration: 1 Hour     CPD Points:  1

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Understand staff and organisational compliance with relevant national and local guidelines and regulations
    • Describe how to minimise workplace risks
    • Describe ways to reduce accidents, incidents, and negligence
    • Understand how to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, service users, and staff members
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • Health and Safety Awareness – Course Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Human, Economic, and Legal Costs
    • Examples of Different Costs
    • Health and Safety Legislation Overview
    • Employer and Employee Obligations
    • Employer Obligations
    • Employee Obligations
    • Open and Fair Culture

    Unit 2

    • Five Key Terms About Risk
    • Five Steps of Risk Assessment
    • Look for Hazards
    • Decide Who Might Be Harmed
    • Evaluate the Risks
    • Record Your Findings
    • Review Your Assessment
    • Responsibility to Minimise Risk
    • Everyday Risks
    • Accident Prevention
    • What is an Incident?
    • The Bristol Infirmary Incident
    • How Do We Report Incidents
    • Reporting Incidents
    • Reporting Under RIDDOR
    • RIDDOR
    • Whistleblowing
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Health and Safety Awareness Course free course certificate.


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