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Care Homes

Training Safety can tailor make full or half-day training courses to suit your business and staff. The courses are self-certificated and can have your logo printed on the attendance certificate to make it individual to your company. We offer the following courses:

Food Safety
Health and Safety
Moving and Handling People
First Aid
Infection Control
Fire Awareness
Dementia Care
Emergency Evacuation Chair / Slide

Moving and Handling People

Who should take this Moving and Handling of people in residential care homes training course?

This moving and handling of people course provides suitable training for all levels of employees who work closely with residents in care homes.

Approximately 7000 moving and handling injuries are reported each year in health services and social care. Around 50% of staff time is spent moving and handling residents, and poor practice can lead to injury of both the employee and the resident. To prevent and control the risk of injury there are several legal regulations in place, which require staff to be trained in all moving and handling practices.

Course Objectives
  • Move and handle people in a way that requires the least amount of effort
  • Move and handle people in a way that provides greater comfort and dignity to the patient or resident
  • Understand manual handling legislation as it applies to Healthcare
  • Gain a better understanding of spinal mechanics
  • Look after your back and that of patients / residents
  • Safely move people with and without the use of specialist equipment
Course Content
  • Manual handling responsibilities and the Law
  • Anatomy of the spine and types of injuries
  • Safe lifting techniques - L.I.T.E.
  • Key elements of people moving
  • Risks and controls related to people moving
  • People moving equipment
  • People moving - controversial techniques
  • People moving - good techniques
  • Practical sessions and assessments in people moving
Course Benefits

At the end of the training course, you will have the competence to provide correct people handling techniques so that risks are reduced to yourself and the patients / residents

Food Safety

Every one who handles food must have proper food hygiene training. Being care specific, our training resources identify with the issues and apply them in care settings. This in-house food hygiene training is legally compliant and suitable for induction, refresher training and management training.
  • Legislation
  • Food Risks
  • Bacteria
  • The Danger Zone
  • Deliveries
  • Cooking
  • Serving
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Cleaning
  • Pest Control
Health and Safety

The care specific health and safety training resources are concise, clear and straightforward. Ideal for induction, refresher and management training.

  • Legislation
  • Safe handling and falls
  • Fire
  • Infection Control
  • First Aid
  • Waste
  • Electricity
  • Work Environment
  • Work at Heights
First Aid

It is a requirement that all care workers are ‘first aid aware’. This training is and ideal introductions to First Aid and suitable for induction and are compliant with current legislative requirements.
  • Legislation
  • Priorities
  • Breaks
  • Burns
  • Bleeding
  • Bandages
  • Heart Attacks, Strokes etc
  • Summoning Help
  • ABC
  • Recovery
Infection Control

The training covers a wide variety of issues and is comprehensive. Compliant with legislation and based upon the CIEH Hygiene Awareness this course is ideal for induction, refresher and management training.
  • Legislation
  • Micro-organisms
  • Chain of infection
  • Means of Transmission
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Waste Management
  • Spillages
Fire Awareness

Fire prevention, drills, coping with a fire safely and evacuation are all must haves in a care home environment. This course covers the relevant areas in detail and is fully compliant with all related legislation and addresses you legal obligations for induction, refresher and management training
  • Legislation
  • Hazards
  • Precautions
  • Drills
  • Equipment
  • Means of Escape
  • Evacuation
  • Moving People
  • Do's and Don'ts
  • Fire Aids
Dementia Care

This course will give you and understanding of dementia, causes and outcomes, whether for newcomers or those with considerable experience. Most importantly, this will be a motivator to adopt practical intervention that will improve the well being and life of the dementia sufferer.
  • The worker's role
  • What dementia
  • Promoting independence
  • Communication
  • Care setting and environment
  • Practical intervention
  • Wandering
  • Eating and drinking
SOVA (Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults)

This Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults course aims to help increase your knowledge of the subject so that you feel confident in recognising abuse, reporting your concerns and promoting a good quality of life for all the vulnerable adults you work with. This course is suitable for anyone whose job role involves working with vulnerable adults, whether it’s on a full-time or part-time basis.
  • Understand the definition of abuse
  • Be aware of legislation relating to abuse
  • Know who we are safeguarding
  • Know the different forms of abuse
  • Recognise possible Indicators of abuse
  • Awareness of who may be the abuser and where it can occur
  • Know when and how to report suspected abuse
  • Principles of Fire Awareness
  • Reporting procedures and documentation
Emergency Evacuation Chair / Slide

This 2 hour course will equip staff with the ability to safely use an emergency mattress in the event of an emergency. The course covers the deployment and handling of an emergency mattress and passenger. It will also cover advice on the siting and distribution of the emergency mattress as well as improving awareness of their multiple uses. A practical approach is taken to ensure that plenty of hands-on practice.
  • Reasons why an Emergency Evacuation mattress is required
  • How to correctly place a service user onto the mattress including from a bed
  • How to place a wheelchair user onto the EEM
  • How to safely use the EEM when descending stairs
  • What conditions may not be suitable for an EEM
  • Each candidate to successfully demonstrate this during the course
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