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Managing Health and Safety in Healthcare - Physical Hazards

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  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This course aims to provide healthcare line managers and department heads with an introduction to managing occupational health and safety. The full course consists of six modules and is suitable for all healthcare settings.

    This module, Module 5, introduces you to Physical Hazards in Healthcare. It can be studied as a stand alone module or as part of the full course.

    Module 5 is split into six topics:

    • Topic 1: Slips, Trips And Falls
    • Topic 2: Slips, Trips and Falls Risk Assessment
    • Topic 3: Implementing Control Measures
    • Topic 4: Manual Handling and Patient Handling
    • Topic 5: Manual Handling Risk Assessment
    • Topic 6: Manual Handling Implementing Control Measures

    Please note that the module is intended as an overview and may need to be supplemented by more specific training and / or specialised advice.

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

    • list two of the main physical hazards found in healthcare settings
    • recognise how slips, trips and falls can occur
    • describe control measures relevant to slips, trips and falls
    • explain how to conduct a manual handling risk assessment, and
    • describe control measures relevant to manual handling.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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