Domestic Health and Safety – UK

  • 12 topics | 55m 59s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course covers basic health and safety for employees who work in domestic environments. It identifies some of the particular safety and health risks of a domestic setting and outlines control safety measures to take, focusing on hazards associated with domestic equipment, fire and gas, people, dangerous substances, slips and falls and work practices. In addition, practices for dealing with stress and first aid steps for common injuries will also be covered. This course was developed with subject matter expert support by DEKRA – Global advisors for safety testing, consulting, inspection, and certification. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify signs of faulty electrical equipment
  • recognise basic precautions that help ensure domestic appliances and care equipment are safe to use
  • recognise control measures for preventing hot water and heating surface burn hazards
  • recognise ways to reduce risks associated with the use of bed rails
  • identify ways to ensure fire and gas safety in a domestic setting
  • identify safe ways to work with equipment as well as maintain fire and gas safety
  • recognise safe manual handling practices
  • recognise basic control measures for potentially hazardous materials
  • recognise safe practices for manual handling and dealing with hazardous materials
  • recognise basic precautions to take to reduce the risk of infections and diseases
  • recognise situations that present slip, trip or fall risks
  • recognise the first aid steps to deal with common accidents
  • recognise precautions to prevent illness and injuries as well as first aid steps for common accidents
  • recognise ways to reduce feelings of stress while at work
  • recognise basic precautions to take to protect yourself from the risk of violence
  • recognise ways to reduce your stress levels and protect yourself from violence in your workplace


  • Avoiding Equipment Hazards
  • Fire and Gas Safety
  • Knowledge Check: Equipment, Fire and Gas Safety
  • Safe Manual Handling Practices
  • Controlling Hazardous Materials
  • Knowledge Check: Safe Practices
  • Avoiding Infections, Diseases, Slips, and Falls
  • First Aid for Common Accidents
  • Knowledge Check: Illnesses, Injuries and First Aid
  • Reducing Stress
  • Protecting Yourself from the Risk of Violence
  • Knowledge Check: Dealing with Stress and Violence