Unit 3: Health & Safety in the Health..

Unit 3: Health & Safety in the Health & Social Care Workplace

Unit code:               K/601/1569

QCF level:              QCF Level 4/ NFQ Level 6

Credit value:          15


The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding about their responsibilities in ensuring the health and safety of the health and social care workplace and the people within it.

Unit abstract

Health and safety is an essential consideration for all practitioners in health and social care and this unit will enable learners to develop an understanding of the importance of continually monitoring the implementation of health and safety legislation and policies within any health and social  care setting.

Learners will gain a clear understanding of the implications of relevant legislation for their own role and the implementation of policies and systems in their own workplace. The importance of record keeping, monitoring and review health and safety policies and procedures will also be considered.

Elements of this unit should be contextualised, where possible, to an appropriate setting relevant to learners’ workplace in health and social care.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  1. Understand how health and safety legislation is implemented in the health and social care workplace
  2. Understand the ways in which health and safety requirements impact on customers and the work of practitioners in the health and social care workplace
  3. Understand the monitoring and review of health and safety in the health and social care workplace.