Our Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care (RQF) is ideal for those who work directly with patients or clients in a health and social care setting, such as hospitals, care homes and day care centres.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification is specifically designed to develop candidates’ awareness of health and safety in a health and social care environment, to help ensure that they are keeping themselves, and the people they care for safe.
Over a 1 day period, candidates will cover a variety of topics including the standards for health and safety welfare in a health and social care environment, risk assessments, identifying and controlling hygiene hazards, personal hygiene and more!


This Health and Safety Level 2 in Health and Social Care is a 1 day classroom based course. Dependent on the learner’s experience.

What is covered?

A range of subjects are covered including:

Employers and employees health and safety duties

  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Training and competence requirements
  • Welfare arrangements
  • Communicating health and safety information • Procedures for responding to incidents
  • First aid arrangements

Risk assessments

  • Principles of risk control hierarchy
  • Five-step process of risk assessment

How to identify and control hygiene hazards • Common hazards in health and social care • Contamination

  • Cross-contamination
  • Infection and cross-infection
  • Micro-organisms
  • Controls for common microbiological hazards

Personal hygiene

  • Hand washing
  • Protective clothing and equipment
  • Risks of exposure to infectious diseases at work and at home

Clean working environment

  • Suitable premises and equipment
  • Cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and decontamination
  • Storage of cleaning chemicals and cloths
  • Cleaning schedules
  • Procedures for dealing with waste, sharps and spillages



Assessment is on-going by the instructor, culminating with a multiple choice question paper. This Health and Safety Level 2 qualification does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.


A maximum of 16 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

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Booking a course

We can arrange to deliver our Health and Safety Level 2 training courses in your workplace to groups of 6 or more. Courses delivered in your workplace can be delivered during business hours or on evenings and weekends to suit your needs. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach in meeting our client’s needs.

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E-Learning Courses

We also offer a variety of online e-learning courses covering many areas including Food Safety/Hygiene, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Manual Handling, Safeguarding, Customer Service and many other courses supporting working industries within Healthcare, Adult & Childcare settings and Business settings. The majority of our online e-learning courses are either accredited meeting the legal training required and/or independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Click here for more details about booking on to one of our online e-learning courses.