About Fall Prevention Awareness
The number of people in the UK who suffer severe injuries from falls every year is increasing. This course will teach learners about the causes of falls to be aware of when a person is at risk. Candidates also learn about the effects of falls, both physical and psychological. They will also learn how to help those who have fallen. Fall prevention training is ideal for staff working in the care sector, especially those working with the elderly.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours and it is spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is designed for care staff, primarily those working with the elderly.
What are the main points covered?
The course focuses on personal and environmental risk factors contributing to falls, how poor vision can cause falls and how to help those that have fallen.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Fall Prevention Awareness Course Outline
- Personal and environmental risk factors contributing to falls.
- Poor vision causing falls – cataract and age-related macular degeneration.
- Social, psychological and other implications of falls.
- Determining when a person is at risk.
- Helping those who have fallen – medical, exercise, awareness, etc.
- Injuries caused by falling.
Fall Prevention Awareness FAQs
What is a Fall Preventions course about?
The course focuses on employer and employee responsibilities with an emphasis on care homes. It discusses risks to patients, staff and visitors and looks at control measures to prevent accidental falls.
Does the course cover Risk Assessment?
Yes, the course includes modules that explain how to assess risk and how to complete a risk assessment. It also discusses the practical steps that can be taken based on these findings.
How common are workplace falls?
In the UK it is estimated that 190 people per 100,000 workers experience a slip, trip or fall in the workplace.
What measures can be taken to prevent falls?
Care home control measures to reduce risks of falling can include; displaying “Wet Floor” signs after spillages, the use of anti-skid tape in high-risk areas, and placing moisture-absorbent mats in entrance areas.