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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Legislation, Policies, and Responsibilities
  2. 2 Accidents and Sudden Illnesses
A carer helping a fallen patient - Health & Safety in Care Training
Policies and procedures in Care

Rules are important, they govern every aspect of our lives and we rely on them for everything. In this first section of the course, we’re going to look at the laws, policies, and procedures which affect the way you work; and we’ll consider who’s responsible for keeping people safe in your workplace.

Possible accidents and illnesses in care

Accidents and sudden illnesses can affect anyone at any time.In this section, we’ll look at some of the things you can do to help ensure the physical and mental health of everyone at your workplace including what to do in an emergency situation, how to safely handle and administer medication, and how to spot the signs and symptoms of stress.

About this course

Our Health & Safety in Care Training Course educates users on the legislation surrounding Health & Safety so that both the carer and the people receiving the care are protected. 

There are various pieces of legislation that are relevant to Health & Safety in Care. In this course, we will touch on:

  • 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 Regulations
  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations

This Standard also touches upon how Health & Safety policies and procedures are agreed with the employer, who is responsible for Health & Safety at work and tasks that should be carried out after training. In this course, you will also cover accidents and sudden illnesses. Accidents and sudden illnesses can affect anyone at any time, but the very nature of the care industry means you may often be working with vulnerable people, sometimes with physical and mental disabilities, which can make the chances of an accident or sudden illness all the more likely. 

This course works alongside our 14 other awareness courses that make up the Care Certificate Standards

You can access our free worksheet that has been designed to accompany our online Health & Safety in Care Training course. In each section, there is a box for you to
tick when you have watched the relevant slide in our course. You can also take notes that will help you during your practical assessment at work. 

This course equips learners with the knowledge that's required to be put into practice in the workplace, whereby they can do the 'practical' part of their training, followed by having the Care Certificate supplied to them by their management as they meet the required standards. These courses provide part of training but practical training is still required to obtain the care certificate.

Chris Miller, a presenter of Health & Safety in Care Training

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Chris Miller

The importance of Health & Safety in Care Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Health & Safety in Care certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Health & Safety in Care Training course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Health & Safety in Care Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Health & Safety in Care certificate

109 real user reviews

4.9 out of 5
Great course.

The concept was quite easy to understand. The course was a very informative and educational one.

Simple and easy to understand

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars



Clear and Concise

The section about Stress really resonated with me. Did really appreciate how stress can have an effect Health and Safety at work.

Very relevant

I have learned new skills to carry out on.my daily life to minimise accidents


I found health and safety to be very good The site is very easy to follow and clear instructions with very clear videos and available transcript along side helpful tips and resources. Thank you


This course educate one to be aware of the safety tips at work

Five stars

Easy to understand and the scenario where easy to understand.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Health & Safety in Care is one of the 15 standards in the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate is an agreed set of standards that set out what is expected of the job roles in the health and social care sector. It forms part of an induction programme that should be covered if you are 'new to care'. Our courses are used as an educational tool to help provide an understanding and awareness of each standard.

The Care Certificate was developed by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. 

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain.

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