Carer next to elderly woman in a wheelchair - Moving People Safely - Level 1 - Sentinel Laboratories Ltd

Health and Safety for Carers - Level 1

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Duration: 3 Hour Course


Who is it for? The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Carers is a qualification intended for delegates working in any sector of the care industry and those who are preparing to start work in the care industry. Delegates gaining this qualification will know that Health and Safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, including contractors, visitors and suppliers.


Course Objectives By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Understand the difference between criminal and civil duties of care
  • Understand the causes and prevention methods associated with slips, trips and falls
  • Identify the occupational diseases which PPE can prevent
  • Understand the causes of fires and how they can be prevented
  • Understand fire safety procedures
  • Understand the causes of electrical shock
  • Understand the correct way to lift and carry objects
  • Understand how to work from height safely
  • Understand the purposes of first aid
  • Understand the correct way to use display screen equipment

Topics Covered

  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Accidents
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Protective Clothing
  • Fire
  • Electricity
  • Manual Handling
  • Work at Height
  • Work Equipment
  • Workplace and Welfare
  • Safety Signs
  • First Aid
  • Display Screen Equipment

It may seem that the course objectives and topics covered for all Health and Safety courses are exactly the same, this isn't the case. They are all very similar, however they are differentiated by sectors.


Delegates will be assessed at the end of the course by completing a 15-question multiple-choice examination, the duration of which is 30 minutes. Successful delegates must achieve a score of at least 10 out of 15, in order to qualify and receive a certificate.

Progression Progression and further learning routes include:

  • HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Infection Control

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