IOSH: Principles of Safety Management in Health Care

Course Title:

Principles of Safety Management in Health Care

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Certificated by IOSH



The course is accredited by IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety & Health), and has been designed purely for healthcare professionals who need a recognised benchmark of health and safety competence but who struggle to justify taking significant amounts of time out of the workplace.

It is a two day intensive course that covers the primary health and safety management principles in a practical and sector-specific way. PHSC plc and its wholly owned group of companies are the only organisations who are accredited to present this course. The course content can be tailored further to reflect specific areas of healthcare (eg care home management, NHS Trusts, private clinics, dentists etc).

Suitable for

Supervisors and managers who deal with health and safety issues as part of their general responsibilities within the healthcare sector.

Course objectives

By the end of the training delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the key legal requirements and standards to be achieved within a healthcare   environment
  • Understand how CQC and UK health and safety legislation requirements compare and relate to each other
  • Understand how accidents occur, how to implement simple systems to prevent them
  • Know how to conduct an accident investigation and what to record, and how to use this to reassure staff and service users
  • Know how to conduct a risk assessment, and to implement a risk assessment strategy throughout your demised area of authority.
  • Identify the key hazards in the healthcare environment and the management and controls of each (eg manual handling, management of aggression)
  • Know how to implement simple safety systems into other business initiatives and responsibilities to enable an integrated approach to safety when planning, implementing, monitoring and reviewing your systems.

Course content

  • The programme will particularly focus on:
  • Health & safety law
  • CQC requirements and their link with H&S   law
  • Hazard identification and management
  • Risk assessment
  • Accident minimisation, reporting and   investigation
  • Key Policies and procedures required for   safety management
  • Asbestos and legionella hazards
  • Fire safety
  • Safety of staff including those who are community based, and of visitors/patients
  • Contractor management
  • Key premises issues

Exam Format

Half hour multi-choice examination and a mini risk assessment project completed within the training time.




At the client’s premises or an agreed off-site location (subject to agreed costs)

Course dates:

Please phone 01375 673279. Date, time and venue specified by you.


2 days


Price on request. Maximum of 8 delegates.

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Adamson’s Laboratory Services Limited (ALS-Envex)
The Old Church,
31 Rochester Rd.,
Kent ME20 7PR
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