IOSH Managing Safely in the Care Sector


The course is accredited by IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety & Health), and has been designed for managers and supervisors who need a recognised benchmark of health and safety competence.

It is a three day course that covers the primary health and safety management principles in a practical and sector-specific way.

Suitable for:

Supervisors and managers who deal with health and safety issues as part of their general responsibilities within the healthcare sector.

Course Objectives

By the end of the training delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the key legal requirements and standards to be achieved within a healthcare environment
  • Understand how CQC and UK health and safety legislation requirements compare and relate to each other.
  • Understand how accidents occur, how to implement simple systems to prevent them.
  • Know how to conduct an accident investigation and what to record, and how to use this to reassure staff and service users.
  • Know how to conduct a risk assessment, and to implement a risk assessment strategy throughout your demised area of authority.
  • Identify the key hazards in the healthcare environment and the management and controls of each (e.g. manual handling, management of aggression).
  • Understand environmental issues within the health care sector.
  • Know how to implement simple safety systems into other business initiatives and responsibilities to enable an integrated approach to safety when planning, implementing, monitoring and reviewing your systems.

Three days.

Exam Format

One hour multi format exam and risk assessment project completed within the training time.

Course Content

The programme taught in modular format will particularly focus on:

Health & Safety Law
  • CQC requirements and their link with H&S law
  • Hazard identification and management
  • Risk assessment
  • Accident minimisation, reporting and investigation
  • Key Policies and procedures required for safety management
  • Asbestos and legionella hazards
  • Fire safety
  • Key premises issues

As of 2024

£365pp +VAT

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