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Managing health and safety in healthcare setting

Who this training is for

This training is mandatory for all line, service and department managers (clerical admin grade V and above, and in clinical areas CNM1/CNM2 and above) and those with responsibility for ensuring adequate provision of health and safety including the identification of hazards and assessment of risks.

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Training format



To provide managers with appropriate information and guidance on the core responsibilities and actions needed to implement a safety management system in their area of remit.

After completing this programme, trainees will be able to:

  • describe their role within the legal and policy context with regard to health and safety in the healthcare setting
  • identify best practice with regard to the implementation of a safety management programme
  • understand the purpose and importance of Site Specific Safety Statement (SSSS)
  • implement a structured approach to risk assessment

Course content

Topic 1: Managing health and safety in the healthcare setting

Topic 2: Developing a safety statement

Topic 3: Hazard identification and risk assessment

How to book

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The course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Record system



There is an online assessment to be completed.


An online certificate of completion will be issued.


Additional training may be required due to the complexity of the hazards, risk process and controls (including local emergency/ spillage procedures) in your workplace. These additional needs should be identified by each line manager in consultation with their staff through the training needs assessment process