Health and safety

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Health and safety training is a legal requirement for all employers.  It’s very important you get this right so staff and people who need care and support are protected. 

Health and safety training is part of the national standards for induction expected of care organisations regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Because each care organisation has different needs, the health and safety requirements may vary and there is no definitive list. 


Standard 13 of the Care Certificate, the standards for new staff in health and social care roles, focuses on health and safety.

We have practical resources and workbooks to help you to implement the Care Certificate as part of induction.

Find out more about the Care Certificate here.


The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) web pages and resources are for employers and employees in the health and social care sectors.

Click here to find out more.


A large proportion of frontline care staff work alone and it’s important that employers establish a healthy and safe working environment for lone workers.

Our guide for employers ‘Supporting staff that regularly work alone’ includes a section on meeting health and safety responsibilities.


We can help you choose the right learning and the right provider for you.

Our ‘Guide to developing your staff’ can help you plan, select and evaluate the right learning for your staff and service.

We can also help you to find high quality learning providers. Skills for Care Endorsement finds and badges learning providers who we see as the best. Our endorsed providers deliver high quality learning and development to the social care sector.

Search for endorsed providers in our online directory.