Veterinary services have a duty of care to provide a safe environment for staff, clients, patients, and visitors.
On this course, you’ll be introduced to workplace safety management in veterinary practices. You’ll gain awareness of risks, hazards, and safety standards and ensure you have the correct policies and procedures in place.
Identify hazards specific to veterinary environments
Delving into universal hygiene precautions and health and safety guidance including fire evacuation and theft response, you’ll then take a closer look at procedures specific to animal care contexts.
From preventing animal-related injuries to taking precautions against zoonotic diseases, you’ll become familiar with the correct approaches to animal handling and care.
With this knowledge, you’ll have confidence in using the correct equipment and techniques to ensure the safety of both you and your patients.
Discover the correct handling and disposal of chemicals
Whether using cleaning products or laboratory chemicals, there are a broad array of hazardous substances that must be stored, handled, and disposed of correctly within veterinary facilities.
You’ll be guided through the chemical storage and waste management processes and learn how to respond if an accident or spillage occurs.
Ensure the health and wellbeing of your staff
With almost 10% of young veterinarians suffering from stress, it is vital that the wellbeing of staff is managed as part of your healthy and safety policy.
You’ll also examine the correct use of PPE, ensuring your staff remain protected when working.
You’ll finish this course understanding veterinary health and safety protocols. You’ll be able to use your knowledge to check, adapt, or update current practices and limit the risk of accident or injury in your workplace.