Falls Prevention Awareness Level 2 Certificate

What is this course about?

This qualification is suitable for anyone working in or seeking work in a healthcare or social care setting.

It has been designed to increase the learner’s awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention whilst covering the importance of correctly recording such incidents.

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Falls Prevention Awareness Level 2 Certificate

Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught

As you work through the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. This course consists of 2 assessments to be completed 4 weeks apart. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness.

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The course includes: Unit 1: Falls in context. In this unit learners will look at falls in different settings and understand the consequences that falling can have on an individual. It also covers falls awareness and prevention programmes, and legislation and guidance relating to falls. Unit 2: The risk factors and causes of falls. This unit looks at the risk factors that can increase an individual’s likelihood of falling. It covers personal and environmental factors that can be a cause of falls. Unit 3: Falls assessment and prevention. In this unit learners will understand how to assess, monitor and review an individual’s risk of falling. They’ll also look at a range of interventions that can reduce the risk of falls and the specialist support available. Unit 4: Managing falls. This unit covers how to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall, as well as the roles and responsibilities of staff in falls situations.

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Environmental health professionals

Jobholders in this unit group use specialist technical skills and knowledge to protect people from health risks associated with the environment in which they live and work. They maintain and safeguard standards, including taking legal action to enforce relevant legislation with regard to public health policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Initiates legal proceedings and gives evidence in court.
  • Gives talks at public enquiries and meetings, ensures compliance through education, advice and enforcement.
  • Ensures animal welfare for compliance with legislation, issues licences for premises such as pet shops, zoos and abattoirs.
  • Monitors radiation activity, levels of noise, air, land and water pollution and takes appropriate action when safety levels are exceeded.
  • Investigates outbreaks of food poisoning, infectious diseases or pests.
  • Follows up complaints of unsafe workplaces, investigating accidents.
  • Inspects businesses for compliance with legislation on health and safety, food hygiene and food standards and takes appropriate action in the event of non-compliance.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£37,274

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 85
2019 86
2020 86

ANNUAL SALARY

£25,979 10%
£32,094 25%
£37,274 50%
£42,474 75%
£53,706 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

4 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.37%
25-34 10.18%
35-44 29.15%
45-54 42.55%
55-64 13.76%
65+ 1.95%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 3 13.29%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 2.88%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 41.28%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 42.56%

Inspectors of standards and regulations

Inspectors of standards and regulations undertake investigations and inspections to verify and ensure compliance with acts, regulations and other requirements in respect of: buildings; weights, measures and trade descriptions; the installation and safety of electrical, gas and water supplies and equipment; marine pollution, ships’ structures, equipment and accommodation; the treatment of animals; the operation of commercial vehicles; the welfare, health and safety in factories and all work sites subject to the provisions in the Factory Acts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepares reports and recommendations on all inspections made and recommends legal action where necessary.
  • Undertakes other inspections including chemicals, drugs, flight operations, etc..
  • Visits premises where animals are kept, advises on animal care and investigates complaints.
  • Checks fishing licences and prevents illegal fishing.
  • Samples and tests river water, checks and advises on premises discharging effluent to prevent pollution.
  • Verifies the weight of commercial vehicles, checks driver.
  • Investigates industrial accidents or any complaints made by the public.
  • Draws attention to any irregularities or infringements of regulations and advises on ways of rectifying them.
  • Visits sites during construction and inspects completed installations of electricity, gas or water supply.
  • Inspects factories and other work sites to ensure adequate cleanliness, temperature, lighting and ventilation, checks for fire hazards and inspects storage and handling arrangements of dangerous materials.
  • Inspects measuring and similar equipment in factories and visits street traders, shops, garages and other premises to check scales, weights and measuring equipment.
  • Inspects building structures, facilities and sites to determine suitability for habitation, compliance with regulations and for insurance purposes.
  • Examines building plans to ensure compliance with local, statutory and other requirements.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£34,008

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 435
2019 437
2020 439

ANNUAL SALARY

£25,251 10%
£29,598 25%
£34,008 50%
£43,139 75%
£53,227 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

20 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.67%
25-34 13.64%
35-44 25.75%
45-54 32.37%
55-64 21.74%
65+ 1.81%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.83%
Level 1 6.53%
Level 2 17.96%
Level 3 21.46%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 12.87%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 28.68%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 10.16%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.5%

Health and safety officers

Health and safety officers counsel employees to ensure and promote health and safety in the workplace and co-ordinate accident prevention and health and safety measures within an establishment or organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Gives talks and distributes information on accident prevention, and keeps up to date with the relevant legislation.
  • Counsels individuals on any personal or domestic problems affecting their work.
  • Maintains contact with those off work due to illness.
  • Compiles statistics on accidents and injuries, analyses their causes and makes recommendations to management accordingly.
  • Instructs workers in the proper use of protective clothing and safety devices and conducts routine tests on that equipment.
  • Helps to develop effective health and safety policies and procedures and carries out risk assessments.
  • Inspects workplace areas to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£29,598

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 522
2019 526
2020 529

ANNUAL SALARY

£21,029 10%
£25,314 25%
£29,598 50%
£37,461 75%
£46,779 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

25 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.26%
25-34 16.83%
35-44 22.67%
45-54 26.88%
55-64 25.88%
65+ 5.46%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.66%
Level 1 3.4%
Level 2 16.99%
Level 3 17.2%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 16.57%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 25.81%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 17.05%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.32%
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