Health & Safety (inc. COSHH & Risk Assessment) in Education & Care

This course gives a comprehensive overview of Health and Safety within educational and child care settings

Accidents in any workplace must be kept to a minimum and all staff are accountable - however, educational and child care establishments pose their own particular challenges. This course covers all aspects of health and safety, ensuring that all staff, children, young people and visitors are protected from harm. The course covers all of the key UK legislation and ensures that learners fully appreciate the implications when things go wrong.

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Course Details

Health and Safety Awareness course details:
  • Clear, attractive format
  • Real-life scenarios help illustrate key points
  • With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience
  • Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of health and social care training

Benefits for you

Health and safety forms an essential part of many different qualifications and learning frameworks. If you are working towards any of these, it is important to appreciate to what extent this course helps you in your goal.

This course has been mapped to the following (where it is applicable) –

Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools, Unit 3.4 – Support children & young people’s health & safety

  • 1.1 – Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services 
  • 1.2 – Explain how health and safety is monitored and maintained and how people in the work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely 
  • 1.3 – Identify sources of current guidance for planning healthy and safe environments and services 
  • 2.4 – Explain how health and safety risk assessments are monitored and reviewed 
  • 3.1 – Explain why it is important to take a balanced approach to risk management 
  • 3.2 – Explain the dilemma between the rights and choices of children and young people and health and safety requirements 

Core skills Training Framework, Subject 3 – Health, Safety and Welfare

  • a. understand the importance of acting in ways that are consistent with legislation, policies and procedures for maintaining own and others’ health and safety 
  • b. know the organisation’s arrangements for consulting with employees on health and safety matters 
  • c. be able to locate the organisation’s health and safety policy and the arrangements for implementing it 
  • d. understand the meaning of hazard, risk and risk assessment 
  • e. be able to recognise common work place hazards including: • electricity • slips and trips, falls • chemicals and substances • stress • physical and verbal abuse • traffic routes • display screen equipment (DSE), workstations and the working environment. 
  • f. understand how any identified risks might be managed through balanced and appropriate preventive and protective measures 
  • g. understand the importance of reporting health and safety concerns 
  • h. know the reporting processes used and how the organisation uses the information gathered to help manage risks 
  • i. know how to raise health and safety concerns j. understand individual responsibilities in reporting incidents, ill health and near misses 

Health and Social care Diploma Level 2, Unit 8 – Contribute to Health and Safety in Education and care

  • 1.1 – Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting
  • 1.2 – describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer
  • 1.3 – outline the main health and safety responsibilities of – • yourself • the employer or manager • others in the work setting
  • 2.1 – explain why it is important to assess health and safety hazards posed by the work setting or by particular activities
  • 2.2 – explain how and when to report potential health and safety risks that have been identified
  • 3.2 – outline the procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur
  • 6.1 – identify hazardous substances and materials that may be found in the work setting
  • 6.2 – describe safe practices for – • Storing hazardous substances • Using hazardous substances • Disposing of hazardous substances and materials 
  • 9.1 – Identify common causes of stress 
  • 9.2 – identify circumstances that tend to trigger own stress 
  • 9.3 – describe ways to manage own stress 

Apprenticeship Standard for Adult Care Worker Level 2

  • E24 – The health and safety responsibilities of self, employer and workers 
  • E25 – How to keep safe in the work environment 
  • E26 – What to do when there is an accident or sudden illness 
  • E27 – What to do with hazardous substances 
  • E30 – What a risk assessment is and how it can be used to promote person centred care safely 

The Care Certificate, standard 13

  • 13.1a – Identify legislation relating to general health and safety in a health or social care work setting 
  • 13.1b – Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer 
  • 13.1c – Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of – • Self • The employer or manager • Others in the work setting 
  • 13.1f – Describe different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in own work setting 
  • 13.2a – Explain why it is important to assess the health and safety risks posed by particular work settings, situations or activities

Course Syllabus

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Learning Objectives 
  • Mapping 
  • Meet The People 

Section 2 – Overview of Legislation and Guidance 

  • Introduction 
  • The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) 
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013 
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) 
  • The Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) 
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) 
  • Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 
  • Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 
  • The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 
  • The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 19810
  • Acts of Omission Policies and Procedures 
  • Policy 
  • Procedure 
  • Employer Duties 
  • Employee Duties 
  • Enforcement 
  • Statistics 

Section 3 – Hazards and Risks 

  • Introduction 
  • Risk Assessments 
  • Infection Prevention and Control 
  • Fire Safety 
  • Lone Working 
  • Working Securely 

Section 4 – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (as amended)

  • Introduction 
  • Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Section 5 – Accident and Illness Reporting

Section 6 – Stress


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