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Health and Safety and Incident Reporting

Health and Safety and Incident Reporting

Health and Safety and Incident Reporting

School of Healthcare and Psychology

This course is intended to provide an introduction to health, safety and incident reporting.

You will explore the various types of incidents as well as the essentials needed to write a clear report.

By the end of this course you will have a key understanding of the importance of health and safety in the workplace and how to articulate a clear incident report.

Key Words: Health, Safety, Incident, Accident, Report, Hazard, Occupational Health.


Course Code: HCP2N6201

Certified: YES

Level: 4

Credits: 2


Time: 2 Hours

Expiry: 1 YEAR

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course each student is expected to be able to:

A. Subject Knowledge and Understanding

  • LO 1. Define Health and Safety and Incident reporting.
  • LO 2. What health and safety in the workplace means to an individual.

B. Cognitive Skills (Thinking Skills)

  • LO 3. Recognize the purpose of incident reporting.
  • LO 4. Identify the types of incidents in a medical/healthcare setting.

C. Subject Specific Practical/Professional Skills

    • LO 5. Articulate an incident/accident.

Curriculum Outline

The key themes covered by the course and their indicative weighing:

  • Health (25%)
  • Safety (25%)
  • Incident/accident reporting (25%)
  • Elements of a good incident/accident report (25%)

Online Certificates

Students successfully completing their course and assessments will be entitled to a digital badge. A digital badge is a connected, verifiable electronic imagery credential which reflects the achievement of the learning outcomes on their course.

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