Full program description

WSQ Work In A Safe Working Environment That Meets The Workplace Safety and Health (Healthcare) Guidelines

What's In It For Me

  • Learn about the Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines for the eldercare service environment
  • Learn how to identify safety and health hazards in the eldercare service environment
  • Learn how to report hazards according to Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines while performing work in a safe and ethical manner

Course Overview

This course has been specifically designed for learners without a background in the Community and Social Services (Client Services) – Eldercare industry. This competency unit equips learners with the necessary understanding of one’s responsibilities relating to health and safety in the working environment, and to be able to deliver care and services that are in line with self-care ethics and the Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines.

Who Should Attend

Entry-level care workers without a background in the Community and Social Services (Client Services) – Eldercare industry.

Course Duration

Training / Lecture Hours: 15 Hours
Assessment Hours: 1 Hour

Course Outline

Part 1 – Outline the Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines for the eldercare service environment

  • Identify the Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines 
  • Determine the legal rights and responsibilities of clients and employees
  • Explain organisational specific policies and standard operating procedures for workplace safety and health measures
  • Apply Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines to contribute to a safe and healthy workplace


Part 2 – Identify safety and health hazards in the eldercare service environment

  • Demonstrate understanding of the different types of safety and health hazards that may affect the well-being of caregivers and clients
  • Identify health conditions of clients that can pose a hazard to clients and/or caregivers
  • Identify common types of healthcare waste in the workplace that can pose a hazard to clients and caregivers


Part 3 – Report hazards according to Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines

  • Identify appropriate personnel to report safety and health hazards and incidents to in the organisation 
  • Identify the appropriate communication channels and procedures for reporting hazards at the workplace
  • Identify and report hazards and incidents and/or suspected infectious diseases to appropriate personnel according to organisational procedures and the Workplace Safety & Health Guidelines


Part 4 – Perform Work in a Safe and Ethical Manner

  • Apply infection control measures against different modes of infection according to organisational procedures and Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines
  • Apply risk control measures according to organisational procedures and Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines
  • Use and maintain assistive aids, tools, and equipment according to organisational procedures and/or manufacturer’s instructions
  • Clean bodily fluids after using appropriate tools and equipment according to organisational procedures and the Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines
  • Clean and dispose healthcare waste using appropriate tools and equipment in accordance with organisational procedures and Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines
  • Reinstate work environment according to organisational procedures
  • Respond to unethical work practices according to organisational procedures
  • Apply appropriate techniques to manage stress and ensure personal well-being
  • Adhere to instructions provided by authorised personnel in the event of an emergency at the workplace in accordance with organisational procedures
  • Adhere to infectious disease outbreak control measures at the workplace in accordance with guidelines provided by relevant regulatory bodies
  • Provide feedback on effectiveness of Workplace Safety & Health procedures and risk control measures in the eldercare service environment according to organisational requirements

Mode of Assessment

Mode of Assessment: Practical assessments and oral questioning
Training Methodology: Lectures, role plays

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Upon completion of the course, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) will be issued.

Course Objectives

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
  • Outline the Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines for the eldercare service environment
  • Identify safety and health hazards in the eldercare service environment
  • Report hazards according to Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines
  • Perform work in a safe and ethical manner

Pre-requisites

GCE 'N' Level English (Min. Grade C6)

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English
Trainer: Trainee Ratio
1 : 15

Funding Information

Skills Development Fund (SDF) and SkillsFuture Funding:

  • Participants must attend at least 75% of the course, complete the exam with a pass or competent result.
  • Online applications are not applicable to companies applying for funding with Absentee Payroll.
  • Workforce Training Support (WTS) funding only applies to trainees who are 35 years old and above with a monthly income of $2,000 and below.

For Company Registration:

  • Customers who are applying funding for trainee(s), please submit Training Grant applications in SkillsConnect website before registration.
  • Training Grant number is to be submitted together with the registrations.
  • Payment for the course must be using company cheque or via GIRO.
  • For more information on SDF Training Grant application, please click here

Course reference code in SkillsConnect:

English: CRS-Q-0030071-CS

Price

Individual Pricing

w/o GST

w GST

Original Course Fee

S$288.00

S$308.16

SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old

S$57.60

S$77.76

SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old

S$28.80

S$48.96

WTS Funding (95%)

S$14.40

S$34.56

Corporate Pricing

Non-SME

w/o GST

w GST

Original Course Fee

S$288.00

S$308.16

After SDF Funding for non-SMEs Companies (50%)*

S$57.60

S$77.76

SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old

  S$28.80

  S$48.96

WTS Funding (95%)

S$14.40

S$34.56

SME

w/o GST

w GST

Original Course Fee

S$288.00

S$308.16

After Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Companies (90%)**

  S$28.80

S$48.96

WTS Funding (95%)

S$14.40

S$34.56

*Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $4.50 per hour.

** Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $7.50 per hour.

Note: SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen/PR 

  SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen ONLY

Please note that prices are subject to changes.

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