Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare
Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare

Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare
Course Summary
The course details the costs of poor health and safety, the benefits of good health and safety and the causes of accidents and ill health in the workplace. It identifies environmental, human and occupational factors that can cause injuries.
Course Description
Audience
Employees who want to increase their knowledge of health, safety and risk assessment in the workplace.

Introduction (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 1)
The course details the costs of poor health and safety, the benefits of good health and safety and the causes of accidents and ill health in the workplace. It identifies environmental, human and occupational factors that can cause injuries. And it describes, defines and outlines the principles of risk assessment.

Goals To detail basic health, safety, and risk assessment considerations.


Accidents and ill health (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 2)
Rigorous accident and ill health strategies are essential to every organization, home and office environment. This course outlines the mandatory health and safety considerations relating to accidents in the workplace and describes how to assess your working environment for risks and potential hazards. Key preventative measures are covered, along with correct procedures for employees and employers on how to keep records and handle incidents in a responsible and legally compliant way. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) are covered in detail and the course concludes with a summary of the various pitfalls which can lead to slips, trips and falls.

Goals To learn the correct health and safety protocols for accident and ill-health related issues in the workplace.


Hazardous Substances (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 3)
A common hazard in the workplace is the use, handling and storage of hazardous substances. This course examines how to identify hazardous substances, the effects substances can have on the human body, hazard control measures and the legal obligations of employers and employees regarding safe working practices.

Goals To understand how to identify hazardous substances in the workplace, their effects and control measures to reduce the risk from hazardous substances.


Workplace health, safety and welfare (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 4)
Employers have an obligation to ensure the safety of anyone within the workplace and to consult with employee safety representatives on health and safety matters. Employees have a requirement to follow safety instructions and to avoid injuring themselves and others in the workplace. This course will examine the health and safety standards required within the workplace and the role of employee health and safety representatives.

Goals To understand the responsibilities of employers and employees to ensure the health and safety of persons within the workplace.


Fire Prevention (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 5)
Fire safety is a major concern for every organisation, building, home and office environment. This course outlines the safety considerations relating to fire and describes how to assess your working environment for potential fire hazards. The fire triangle is explained and key prevention measures are covered, along with detailed descriptions of the various types of extinguishers for treating different kinds of fires. Systems for fire detection and control and procedures for safe evacuation are explained, and the course concludes with legal obligations in relation to fire safety and related working practices.

Goals To gain a comprehensive overview of fire safety in the workplace, including causes, detection, evacuation and control.


First Aid (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 6)
Employers have responsibilities to assess their workplaces and ensure that emergency and first aid procedures are in place. Employees have a responsibility to familiarise themselves with safety procedures and understand how to use safety items correctly. This course describes the different roles undertaken by first aid personnel within an organisation, the factors to be considered when conducting a risk assessment and the resultant safety supplies and facilities that must be available within an organisation.

Goals To conduct a risk assessment, allocate safety equipment and facilities and appoint appropriate first aid personnel within an organisation.


Equipment Safety (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 7)
Equipment safety is a key consideration for health and safety in the workplace. This course describes the hazards and controls relating to catering equipment and machinery and explains how equipment routinely used for cooking, waste management, food preparation and storage may cause injury. Equipment training and safety procedures are described in full, while common dangers associated with knife usage are discussed. This is followed by an in-depth analysis of recommended usage and cleaning techniques for powered equipment along with safe practices for maintenance, servicing and repair. The course concludes with a summary of the legal obligations in relation to equipment safety.

Goals To avoid hazards and apply usage controls when using catering equipment in the workplace.


Electricity (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 8)
The use of electricity in the workplace carries with it the risk of death, serious injury, fire or explosion. This course outlines the effects electricity can have on the body and precautions that can be taken to avoid electric shock in the workplace.

Goals To understand the effects of electrical injuries and methods to protect against the risk of electric shock.


Occupational Health (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 9)
Many people suffer from work-related illnesses and diseases each year. In some cases, this can lead to a significant loss of working days. This course examines a number of workplace occupational health problems and precautions that can be taken to deal with these problems should they arise. Methods to prevent avoidable occupational health issues are also examined.

Goals To understand the effects of occupational health problems and methods to deal with or prevent such problems.


Ergonomics (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 10)
Ergonomics concerns the inter-relationship between people and their work, including the design of the workplace, and its equipment, workstations and tasks. This course identifies the safe use of display screens and equipment (DSE) and explains the hazards associated with DSE use. It also describes DSE risk assessment and workstation guidance rules, and your role in preventing potential health problems arising from the use of DSE.

Goals To explain ergonomics and describe display screens and equipment (DSE) assessment, guidance and rules.


Manual Handling (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 11)
Many people suffer musculoskeletal disorders and other manual handling related injuries each year. In some cases, this can lead to a significant loss of working days. This course examines what manual handling is and explains safe lifting, carrying, unloading and storage methods that can prevent avoidable injuries in the workplace. Employer and employee duties and legal requirements are also explained.

Goals To describe manual handling, identify correct manual handling procedures and outline employer and employee duties and legal requirements.


Health and Safety Law (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 12)
When it comes to health and safety legislation, it is essential to know what regulations are relevant to your work environment and in what ways they may potentially impact you. This course states the mandatory responsibilities which apply to both employers and employees to ensure health and safety compliance in the workplace. Different types of legislation are explained in the course, including those specifically for the self-employed, while the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is described in detail. The course also explains the many ways in which laws are enforced and the bodies responsible for doing so, along with the powers of health and safety inspectors and a summary of the consequences of breaking the law.

Goals To understand how health and safety laws apply in the workplace.


Working at Height (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 13)
Working at height is any work involving the risk of falls causing injury, including working on ladders, on trestles, on the ground beside an excavation and on formwork. This course describes the term 'working at height,' explains the purpose of risk assessments, identifies safety measures for work at height, explains the duties of employers and employees in relation to working at height and makes the learner aware that low falls can cause serious injury as well.

Goals To know what is meant by "working at height," outline the purpose of risk assessments in relation to working at height and describe safety measures and precautions and the duties of employers and employees


Infection Control (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 14)
One of the major causes of illness among people living in health care environments is infection. This course examines what infection control is, the role of the infection control nurse, universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection and disease and the correct procedures to follow when dealing with sharps. Employer and employee duties and legal requirements are also explained.

Goals To understand infection, disease prevention and control and recognise how to use the correct universal procedures for effective infection control.


Within the Healthcare Setting (Foundation Health and Safety - Healthcare - Course 15)
There are many facets of health and safety within the healthcare setting which can potentially impact you and the people you care for. This course describes the main work hazards which can arise along with the responsibilities which apply to both managers and carers to ensure safe practice in the healthcare environment. It describes safe patient handling in detail, along with equipment safety and how to recognise environmental safety issues. The course also explains how to recognise and reduce work-related stress before going into a detailed description of work-related violence, how to prevent it and how to report an incident.

Goals To understand health and safety issues in the healthcare environment.
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