Risk Assessment in Social Care Training Course

Course Overview

The National Health Services and Community Care Act 1990 (Community Care Act) places emphasis on promoting people’s independence, treating them with dignity and respect, and encouraging them to do what they can for themselves.

This may involve some level of risk-taking (known as elective risk) to enable them to develop/maintain the necessary skills associated with ‘ordinary living’. A balance has to be struck to ensure the health and safety of the individual is not put at risk, and also that the independence of others is not unnecessarily restricted. However, under health and safety legislation, the home will need to protect the most vulnerable service user.

This course is designed as an introduction to Risk Assessment, which includes the identification of reasonably foreseeable hazards and how to implement control measures  to reduce risk, so far as is reasonably practical.

Who needs this qualification?

This award is specifically targeted at employees working in the Care Sector who are required to undertake Risk Assessments.

Why is this training important?

It is a legal requirement under the Management of Health & Safety at work Regulations 1992 that employees who are required to undertake Risk Assessments are suitably trained, to ensure that they have the necessary competency to carry out this task.

Employers need to ensure that they assess the vulnerability and competence of service users to judge the risk for themselves. Service users should not be exposed to the risk if they cannot make a suitable judgement.

Learning outcomes. 

  • Conduct risk Assessments with the necessary knowledge in relation to the residents / activities/environments/issues
  • Organise and implement a risk assessment programme
  • Participate in the identification of specific training needs for the activities being assessed
  • Assist employers in meeting legal requirements and promote improved standards of health and safety within their organisation

Course details.

The Course is 3 Hours duration and will be delivered at your own premises or a convenient off site location.

Delegates will receive a Handout Pack and Course Outline for use on the day. Delegates will also receive a Certificate of Attendance within a week of the event. All courses are fully evaluated using our own documentation, but in-house evaluation methods can be used if preferred.

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Our training courses can be provided though out the UK.

Health and Safety in Care Homes

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Addressed primarily to owners and managers, with instructive guidance also for employees and safety representatives. Designed to enable them to better understand and meet their duties under health and safety legislation. The main risks found in care homes are covered in detail – such as the headline issues of first aid, hazardous substances, control of infection, moving and handling, and aggression or violence to staff – with guidance given on actions to take in order to safeguard both workers and service users.

Also provides risk assessment examples and checklists for training and self-auditing. Other specifics covered include incident reporting, work-related stress, legionella, water temperatures, hot surfaces, utilities, asbestos and matters concerning kitchens, laundry and outdoors.

Handling home care: Achieving safe, efficient and positive outcomes for care workers and clients

Handling home care: Achieving safe, efficient and positive outcomes for care workers and clients

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Extensively detailed and illustrated guidance addressed to organisations providing home care services. Contains practical advice on minimising the risk from manual handling – chiefly of residents – to care workers and their clients. Documents 27 case study realities and lists alternative improvements that could have improved the care quality and further reduced risk. Whilst the guidance is not prescriptive, its primary significance is to highlight poor practice and contribute to the development of safer practices.

Aligned to the Manual Handling Regulations 1992, which the guide stresses is as much about lifting or assisting people as it is about carrying boxes, it explores specifics such as bed, bath, toilet, stairs and care procedures. Also includes the pertinent legal framework.

Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0’.