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Care homes are owned and managed by a wide range of organisations, including local authorities, the NHS, and organisations from the private and voluntary sectors. They differ from other workplaces because they are not only places of work; they are also homes for their residents. They should be places where the dignity and freedom of the residents is respected, and where everyone's health and safety is managed effectively. To achieve this, everyone involved must understand their responsibilities.

This online Health and Safety in a Care Setting E-Learning course discusses the legislation that applies to care homes , the responsibilities of management and employees and looks at developing systems of work. The Health and Safety in a Care Setting E-Learning course also covers what to do in some common hazards you might encounter as well as some Emergency situations. It concludes by discussing some aspects of the work environment and staff welfare.

Who should take this course

This online Health and Safety in a Care Setting E-Learning course is aimed at anyone working in the care sector and should act as an introduction to health and safety in their place of work.

Course Modules

1. Introduction.
2. Responsibilities.
3. Systems.
4. Accidents and Illness Part 1.
5. Accidents and Illness Part 2.
6. Moving and Handling.
7. General Hazards: Fires, Gas and Electricity
8. Aggression, Violence, Security and Stress.
9. Work Environment and Welfare.

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Instant Certification

Learners will complete questions through the material and complete a multiple-choice test at the end of the course, awarding a printable certificate to successful learners. This final assessment ensures a thorough understanding of the course material.

After completing the test, learners can immediately download their certificate, providing instant proof of their achievement.

The certificate details the learner's name, course name, pass rate, completion date, expiry date, and any relevant approvals or accreditations, making it a significant addition to their professional credentials.

As this Health & Safety in a Care Setting online course covers a wide range of health and safety situations the course provides a strong basis to further build on with more training.

The Health & Safety in a Care Setting E-Learning course is approved by leading industry bodies IIRSM and CPD.

Other courses in our Health and Social Care suite compliment this one and when combined can form the basis for the candidates work towards achieving their Care Certificate.

The course covers legislation specific to care homes, ensuring that both management and employees understand their legal responsibilities regarding health and safety.

Course Advantages


Ensuring health and safety in a care setting is vital for compliance with regulations in the UK, including the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

This training equips staff with the knowledge and skills to identify hazards, assess risks, and implement control measures to create a safe environment for residents and employees. Participants learn about manual handling techniques, infection control, and emergency procedures tailored to care settings.

By completing this training, staff contribute to legal compliance, reduce the risk of accidents or injuries, and promote the well-being of individuals receiving care.

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Benefits of learning with Ward 

Convenience and Accessibility

With our user-friendly interface, access your training anytime, anywhere. All you need is an internet connection. This flexibility allows learners to study at their own pace and on their own schedule, ensuring that education fits seamlessly into your life.

Progress Tracking and Assessment

Our platform is equipped with advanced tracking and assessment tools, enabling learners and employers to monitor progress comprehensively. This feature is crucial for maintaining accountability and ensuring the achievement of learning objectives.

Accredited and Value-Driven Training

We pride ourselves on offering accredited training programs that not only meet compliance standards but also offer great value. Enhance your skills and knowledge in crucial areas such as health and safety, food hygiene, and various essential workplace skills, all through our cost-effective training solutions.

Empower Your Team

eLearning courses are vital for fostering a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. Whether it's improving soft skills, mastering health and safety protocols, or gaining expertise in food hygiene, Ward Education's comprehensive online courses prepare your team to excel and meet the demands of today's workplace.

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Our courses can be accessed on mobile and tablet devices.

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• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

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  • If I fail the course, can I do it again?
    Certainly. If you're unable to pass, there's no need for concern. The assessment can be retaken multiple times at no extra cost. Additionally, you have the option to go over the material again to brush up on your knowledge before attempting the assessment another time.
  • How are your courses delivered?
    Our courses are exclusively online, featuring interactive modules that include exercises to test comprehension. Upon finishing all modules, students must pass a multiple-choice test to earn their certificate. There's no rush or pressure - if a student doesn't pass initially, they can retake the test as often as needed without any additional fees. Furthermore, course materials are accessible forever, allowing you to review the contents of the course whenever needed.
  • When will I receive my certificate?
    Once you have passed your course, you will have the opportunity to instantly receive an electronic PDF version of your certificate via email right after completing your course. This allows you to access and download your certificate directly from your inbox.