• The importance of Health & Safety Training for Care Workers

    Health & Safety training is a part of the national standards for induction expected of care organisations and is monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    Training staff in certain aspects of health & safety is a legal requirement for all employers, regardless of what industry you work in. It’s crucial that you and your organisation abide by current legislations to ensure you’re legally compliant and more importantly, prioritising your staff’s safety and wellbeing!

    In fact, Standard 13 of the Care Certificate is all about the different types of legislation surrounding Health & Safety in care.

    Why is Health & Safety Training important for Care Workers?

    The reason why health & safety training is particularly important for care workers is because they have more than themselves to look after. Working with vulnerable people means that workers aren’t just responsible for their own safety and wellbeing, but also other vulnerable peoples.

    Care workers must have knowledge on how to prevent infection, what to do in the event of a fire and how to safely move people, as well as many other Health & Safety duties. Having this knowledge assists in better protecting people who need care and support.

    Besides from having a legal duty to be Health & Safety compliant, you have a moral duty to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to reduce the risk of any accidents or incidents occurring in the workplace. Your impact could be the difference in saving a life.

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    Stuart O'Brien

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