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Primary care health, safety and welfare e-learning course

A course covering the responsibilities of both employers and employees in ensuring that facilities are safe for staff, patients and visitors. The course also covers how to manage risk and the procedures for reporting health and safety violations.


A standardised, endorsed, national core curriculum is a key means to deliver cost-effective training with minimised retraining as people move between organisations.

Accidents can have many serious consequences on an individual’s health, family and social life, as well as having a major financial impact. This is why it is important to do all we can to avoid accidents in the workplace. Everyone has a legal duty for each other’s safety at work. Employers and employees must work together to make sure we maintain a safe work environment.

Course content

  • Session 1: Why we have health and safety
  • Session 2: Risk management
  • Session 3: Incident reporting


1 hour approx

What will learners get out of it?

  • Staff and organisational compliance with relevant regulation and guidelines - both national and local
  • Ability to assess and minimise workplace risks
  • Ability to reduce negligence, accidents and incidents
  • Ability to ensure the safety of patients, service users and visitors

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all primary care staff as part of statutory training requirements.


The sessions are followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course.

Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course was originally commissioned by the Department of Health (DH)and is endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for the Framework

health safety awareness

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