Home Care 5: Health & Safety by BVS Training

Home Care 5: Health & Safety by BVS Training

This training package is designed exclusively for those providing care within the domiciliary setting and explores health and safety within the service users own home. In considering the home carer’s duty of care to service user and self 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 & handling, food hygiene, infection control and fire safety. The video goes on to briefly introduce the need to consider personal safety when visiting service users homes and the importance of raising issues of concern with management and reporting injury and ill health

Subjects covered include:

The Law • Risk Assessment and the Care Plan • Slips, Trips and Falls • Moving and Handling • COSHH • Infection Control • Equipment and Electrical Safety • Fire Safety • Injury and Disease • Personal Safety

Duration: 24 minute DVD in 11 sections to be used in a suggested 3 hour training session.

Supporting material:

An accompanying CD-ROM contains a Training Pack, which includes a Lesson Plan, 2 group and/or individual exercises and 2 handouts. The CD-ROM also contains Question and Answer sheets a Trainer’s Guide and other supporting materials, all designed to help trainers prepare and run an effective training session.

Consultant: Andy Furness, CFIOSH, GIFireE, MIIRSM, MRSH

Peer Review: Salvus Consulting


Skills for Care Common Induction Standards (Revised 2010) 8.1, 8.6 & 8.9

Care Council for Wales Induction Framework (2008) 3.1 & 3.7

Health and Social Care NOS/NVQ Units 22, 223, 243, 246, 29, 299 & 432


QCF: Health and Social Care Diploma (England) Units HSC 027, 2002 & ICO 1

QCF: Health and Social Care Diploma (Wales and Northern Ireland) Units HSC 027, 2002 & ICO 1

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