Each standard contains a number of areas of knowledge that care workers need to know before they can work unsupervised. Managers have a duty to ensure new staff know enough to meet the required outcomes in each knowledge area.
- Standard 1 - Role of the health and social care worker
- Standard 2 - Personal development
- Standard 3 - Communicate effectively
- Standard 4 - Equality and Inclusion
- Standard 5 - Principles for implementing duty of care
- Standard 6 - Principles of safeguarding in health and social care
- Standard 7 - Person-centred support
- Standard 8 - Health and safety in an adult social care setting
The eight standards map across to the mandatory units of the health and social care diploma to ensure there is consistency of approach for the workforce. If carried out in depth, they can provide evidence of underpinning knowledge towards the diploma at level 2 or level 3.
Not all workers however will need to complete the full induction standards - for example if they have already completed an induction or have a relevant vocational qualification. Please see the guidance for those responsible for workers for more information.
The following documents are available to download – they are not available in hard copy format:
The induction standards for care workers and managers have a fire safety element in the health and safety section.
Together with the London Fire Brigade, we have created a fire safety leaflet which highlights relevant standards in both the Common Induction Standards and Manager Induction Standards as well as supporting notes.
A series of case studies have also been produced to highlight ways in which fire deaths can be prevented: