Health Safety online course for dental professionals - Apolline Training

Health and Safety at Work Awareness

This course aims to build awareness and knowledge of the Health and Safety Work Act 1974 and to support legislation and its relation to employers and employees.

Under the Health and Safety Work Act 1974, the primary responsibility lies with the employer. Every employer must ensure that so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees. All employees are also responsible for their own health and safety and others at work.

This course is suitable for the whole dental team.

Course duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

This course aims to build awareness of the Health and Safety Work Act 1974 and support legislation and its relation to employers and employees.

The objective of this e-learning course is to provide training in line with the GDC’s Development Outcome: C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field(s) of practice.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, all candidates will be able to:

  • Define safety and understand why it is important.
  • Understand the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and how it relates to you in the workplace.
  • Understand the causes of accidents and the latest statistics.
  • Understand the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (Amended 2013) RIDDOR.
  • Identify workplace hazards and carry out risk assessments.
  • Understand the importance of Provision & Use of Work Equipment 1998 (PUWER).
  • Understand the importance of the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Understand the Display Screen Equipment Regulations 2002.
  • Understand manual handling, the dos and don’ts.
  • Understand the COSHH Regulations 2002.
  • Identify carcinogens in the workplace and measures required to deal with these substances.

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Course Curriculum

  • What is safety?
    5 minutes
  • Why is safety important?
    5 minutes
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
    5 minutes
  • Duties of the employer and employee
    5 minutes
  • Duties of the employer and self-employed
    5 minutes
  • What is an accident?
    5 minutes
  • Non-fatal injuries reported under RIDDOR 2019/20
    5 minutes
  • Cost of accidents
    5 minutes
  • The estimated cost of accidents in 2018/19
    5 minutes
  • What is RIDDOR?
    5 minutes
  • What is reportable under RIDDOR?
    5 minutes
  • Reportable injuries
    5 minutes
  • Reportable occupational diseases
    5 minutes
  • Reportable dangerous occurrences
    5 minutes
  • Exceptions under RIDDOR
    5 minutes
  • Recording accidents under RIDDOR
    5 minutes
  • Reporting accidents under RIDDOR
    5 minutes
  • Retention of records of accidents or incidents
    5 minutes
  • Is a sharps injury reportable under RIDDOR?
    5 minutes
  • What is a risk assessment?
    5 minutes
  • Legislation covering risk assessments
    5 minutes
  • Why is it important to carry out risk assessments?
    5 minutes
  • Who should complete risk assessments?
    5 minutes
  • Steps involved in carrying out a risk assessment
    5 minutes
  • What is a hazard?
    5 minutes
  • Types of hazards
    5 minutes
  • Identify the hazards in this photo
    5 minutes
  • Who should be considered when carrying out a risk assessment
    5 minutes
  • Risk assessment – evaluating the risk
    5 minutes
  • Risk assessments – identifying and implementing control measures
    5 minutes
  • What hazards and control measures exist in your practice?
    5 minutes
  • Risk assessments – recording your findings
    5 minutes
  • Risk assessments – reviewing your actions
    5 minutes
  • What is PUWER?
    5 minutes
  • What is work equipment?
    5 minutes
  • Who is responsible under PUWER 1998?
    5 minutes
  • Maintenance of work equipment
    5 minutes
  • What is Personal Protective Equipment?
    5 minutes
  • Duties of the employer
    5 minutes
  • Duties of employees
    5 minutes
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
    5 minutes
  • Who does the regulation apply to?
    5 minutes
  • Potential problems from using display screen equipment
    5 minutes
  • Effective use of workstation
    5 minutes
  • What is manual handling?
    5 minutes
  • Duties of the employer
    5 minutes
  • Factors that affect the ability of an individual
    5 minutes
  • When can manual handling be difficult or dangerous?
    5 minutes
  • Reducing risks
    5 minutes
  • COSHH Regulations 2002
    5 minutes
  • Employers and employees responsibilities under COSHH
    5 minutes
  • When is a substance hazardous to health under COSHH?
    5 minutes
  • International COSHH symbols
    5 minutes
  • Hazards covered by COSHH
    5 minutes
  • Effects of hazardous substances
    5 minutes
  • COSHH assessments
    5 minutes
  • Carrying out a COSHH risk assessment
    5 minutes
  • Evaluating the risk
    5 minutes
  • Implementing control measures
    5 minutes
  • What are workplace carcinogens?
    5 minutes
  • Common workplace carcinogens
    5 minutes
  • Occupational cancer
    5 minutes
  • Health and Safety – In Summary
    5 minutes
  • Health and Safety at Work Awareness
    15 questions
  • Course Feedback and Reflective Learning
    5 minutes

Your GDPR Course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 45 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After you have successfully enrolled on the course, there is no limit on when you must complete the course by. 

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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