Guided Learning Hours: 3 
Aims: to give the learner an overview of health and safety including an awareness of substances hazardous to health in the workplace, how to conduct risk assessments whilst promoting client rights and basic infection prevention and control.


❖ Explain the importance of health and safety

❖ Identify relevant legislation

❖ Demonstrate how to complete a basic risk assessment

❖ Explain how to maintain high health and safety standards

❖ Describe substances hazardous to health and link this to policy 

❖ Describe the risks and control measures associated with hazardous substances


Outline employers’ and employees’ duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work

Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety legislation

Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace
Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated
Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’

Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment
Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work
Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment
Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy
List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards
State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace
List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid
Outline why it is important to record all incidents, accidents and ill health



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