Personal Safety Awareness

8363188for all home care and care homes employees

Personal safety is recognised as essential to employees’ physical and mental well being and therefore affects performance at work.  Personal safety is everyone’s concern and requires collective responsibility and individual action.  Acts of violence and aggression towards employees can and do occur.

In 2009 there were 119 (35.1%) reported violence incidents in the health and social work arena to the Health and Safety Authority.

The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety Health and Welfare (General Application) Regulations 2007 require employers to ensure the safety health and welfare of their employees.

Training is seen as an essential control measure as it can be very effective in preventing violence or aggression occurring.

Workshop 1 day

The aim is to raise work related personal safety awareness and to train employees so that they have the skills to avoid or defuse potentially violent or aggressive situations as far as possible.

The session applies to all staff members.


  • Define personal safety
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • Defining violence and aggression
  • How people the environment and the care tasks can impact on violence and aggression
  • The dynamic risk assessment
  • Personal safety strategies
  • Dealing with low level aggression
  • Lone working
  • Working in a care home and working in home care
  • Travelling safely
  • Aftercare should an event happen

Prevention is better than cure



Care Matters
Jennifer Peare
2 Glen Dale, The Park
Cabinteely, Dublin 18

Tel: 00353 85 7105456

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