Home Care 5 - Health and Safety

Home Care 5

This title is designed exclusively for those providing care within the Home Care setting. In considering the home carer’s duty of care to the person they're supporting and themselves, it aims to improve awareness of common hazards about the home whilst considering the importance of referring to risk assessments and care plans.

It discusses the need for improved awareness of the importance of good housekeeping when storing or disposing of chemicals, dangerous substances or sharp objects and develops an awareness of the need for safe practice in moving & assisting, food safety, infection control and fire safety. The video course goes on to briefly introduce the need to consider personal safety when visiting the homes of people you support and the importance of raising issues of concern with management and reporting injury and ill health.

Subjects covered include: 
The Law • The Care Workers' Responsibilities • Risk Assessment and the Care Plan • Slips,Trips and Falls • Moving and Assisting • COSHH • Infection Control • Food Safety • Work Equipment, Gas and Electrical Safety • Fire Safety • Injury and Disease • First Aid • Personal Safety • Occupational Stress • Summary


Format Video-based eLearning
Course Duration   
36 Minutes approximately
Course Content 14 Interactive Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate
Consultant Chris Doyle, CMIOSH, Cert Ed.
 Standards   England

Care Certificate  Standard 13


RQF: Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings (Level 2 Diploma in Care), Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings (Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support)


All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Sections 5, 6 & 7


National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC's Induction Standards

References The Care Certificate, AWIFHSC

Client reviews:

"We have found the videos to be of a very high standard and very professional.”

Brian Hilton, CIC (Community Integrated Care)

"Very good for staff training, short and to the point.”

Olawunmi Ogundipe - Springwood Healthcare Services Ltd