Health & Safety in Care Training


This online training course covers Standard 13 of the Care Certificate. With over 100 residents in care homes across the UK injured every day, it is essential that care workers understand their health & safety responsibilities in order to reduce risk in the workplace.

This online course, which can be completed in just 35 minutes, also helps the user work towards compliance with The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and RIDDOR.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • Your health and safety responsibilities at work.
  • The details of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), and how to ensure compliance.
  • The process of developing health and safety policies with your employer.

Course Contents

This course consists of two sections:

Section 1: legislation, policies and responsibilities

The primary focus of this course is to familiarise you with the laws surrounding health and safety at work, including your responsibilities within the regulations. This section outlines the various pieces of legislation that you need to know and how you can ensure compliance within your role.

Section 2: accidents and sudden illnesses

The second section of this course is designed to help you manage the wellbeing of your colleagues and patients, including what to do when there is an accident or emergency, how to distribute medication, and how to identify stress and mental ill-health.

About the Course


The Health & Safety in Care Training course is divided into two sections. The first teaches the various legislation, policies and regulations relating to health and safety in the care sector, while the second introduces how to put such legislation into practice. The pieces of legislation we will cover include:

  • RIDDOR 2013
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations
  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations

By the end of this course you will understand the responsibilities of each role within the care setting, as well as how to safely carry out the associated tasks, especially in the event of an accident or emergency. Health and safety policies and procedures should always be agreed with a manager, and part of working in care means being responsible for colleagues as well as patients, so we will also introduce how to identify signs of stress, or other mental health problems, among staff as well as patients.

This course works alongside the 14 other awareness courses that make up the care certificate standards. 

Offering practice-based information and advice, this course acts as a precursor to the practical training required to obtain the care certificate.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 30 minutes to complete.


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