Aims & Objectives
To develop delegates' skills in promoting safer home environments within their client group, by developing skills and knowledge in: -
- The importance and need for Home Safety
- Recognising who is most at risk from home accidents and why
- The causes, consequences and related costs of home accidents
- Accident prevention measures and methods of assessing, prioritising and controlling risk
- Effective interventions and how to evaluate them
Who is the course intended for?
The role of voluntary and professional practitioners in promoting accident prevention is vital if there is to be a long-term reduction in attendance at A&E departments and GP surgeries. Home accidents can lead to unnecessary pain and suffering and to long stays in hospital. This course is designed to provide an overview of the accident problem and an insight into injury prevention in critical areas.
The course is intended for:
- Accident Prevention Officers
- Community Care Providers
- Home Care Staff
- Home Carers / Child minders
- Voluntary Care Providers
- Environmental Health Officers
- Home Check Officers
- Residential Home Staff
- Fire Prevention Officers
- Health Promotion Officers
- Health Visitors
- Social Workers
- Trading Standards Officers
- Home Improvement Agencies
- Age Concern Officers
- Housing Officers
Prior knowledge of Home Accident Prevention is not essential as this intended to be an introductory course.
- Home safety in context
- Causes of home accidents - behavioural, environmental, physical
- Cost of home accidents – psychological, financial
- Types of accidents and injuries
- Who is at risk?
- Risk assessment
- Effective accident prevention and interventions
- Evaluation of practice
Qualification and Certification
All delegates will receive a RoSPA certificate of training on completion of the one-day course. This course qualifies for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points, if applicable.