Risk Assessment, Healthcare Safety and Health Course | Alison

Managing Health and Safety in Healthcare - Legislation and Risk Assessment

Learn more about the principles and prevention of managing health and safety in healthcare with this course.

Health and Safety
Free Course
This free online health and safety in healthcare course will teach you about the major principles of health and safety legislation in Ireland, how to efficiently perform risk assessment, and manage risk in a healthcare setting. In this course you will also study the steps of the risk assessment process and learn how to identify hazards, assess risk, and implement control measures in the context of a healthcare environment.





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This course begins by giving you an overview of the principal law covering safety and health at work. Healthcare workers are exposed to a wide range of hazards on the job such as harmful exposures to chemicals and hazardous drugs, back injuries, latex allergy, and others. With this course, you will learn about hazardous agents, ergonomic hazards, physical hazards, and psychological hazards. You will also learn how to take proper precautions against them for the safety of all.

You will then look into the general principles of prevention such as avoiding risks, evaluating unavoidable risks, and combatting risks at source. You will learn the importance of adapting work to the individual, especially the design of places of work and the place of work to technical progress. This course will also discuss the need to develop an adequate prevention policy and give appropriate training and instruction to employees.

Upon the completion of this course, you will gain a better understanding of the main requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare Act and be able to identify the four main categories of hazards in healthcare settings. More importantly, you will learn how to properly conduct a risk assessment and apply the general principles of prevention in your workplace. Sign up for this course and learn how to manage health and safety in healthcare today!

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module you should be able to:

  • identify the main requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare Act
  • list the four main categories of hazards in healthcare settings
  • describe the risk assessment process, and
  • apply the General Principles of Prevention in your workplace.


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