QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

What’s It About?

This one day health and safety in health and social care course will provide your employees with a good understanding and knowledge of health and safety in a health and social care setting.  It will also develop your employees’ knowledge and awareness of the hazards, risks and control measures including contamination and infection and how these can be managed.

It takes the key elements from the Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace and the Level 2 Award in Hygiene and creates a well-respected accredited qualification relevant to the health and social care sector.

Who Should Attend?

This course has been developed specifically for people working in primary, community and secondary health care settings such as hospitals, nursing and residential care homes, dentists and domiciliary care. It’s particularly useful for registered managers, health care assistants, support workers, service users, medical staff and community carers.

Why’s It Important?

The safety of everyone within a health and social care setting is extremely important, especially when some people who use these services may be unable to take responsibility for their own safety. Some individuals may require the support of professionals to ensure their well being.

In most health care facilities many sick people are treated or cared for in confined spaces. This means there are many microorganisms present. Patients will come into contact with many members of staff who can potentially spread the microorganisms and infections between patients.

In addition, in many health care settings, large amounts of waste contaminated with blood and body substances are handled and processed increasing the risk of infection. Controlling the spread of infections in any health care facility is, therefore, vitally important.

What Will You Gain?

By attending this course, your employees will gain essential knowledge and understanding of health and safety practices and the awareness of risks and hazards in their workplace.

They will also understand the causes of infection and will know how to manage and control the risks to prevent cross infection.

On returning to work, your employees will be able to implement the high standards of health, safety, hygiene and cleaning they have learnt and will recognise the importance of these standards.