Why we designed this course
Having worked within the care profession for many years, we became increasingly aware of frustration experienced by care professionals. These related to the growing burden for professionals to demonstrate compliance with Healthcare legislation and Health and Safety legislation. Compliance is a key risk area within the sector. It can be very time consuming and confusing for a busy manager who has several roles to identify what is needed to comply, how to do it effectively in practice, and also how to evidence it has been done.
When researching availability of approved training, we discovered there were no specialist courses targeted for managers /supervisors that were bespoke to the healthcare profession, and the only approved course for managers was four days duration from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Although the institution offers a healthcare version of their IOSH Managing Safely Course, it was still too generic and managers simply couldn’t afford to take four days out of their busy work schedules.
So we decided to design something that links and integrates Healthcare Legislation with Health and Safety legislation to help managers avoid developing parallel systems or duplicating work.