HC Deb 13 December 1999 vol 341 cc54-5W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what safety training is mandatory for social care staff. [102386]

Mr. Hutton

Social care employers are under a duty to ensure that their staff are trained to lift properly and to use any equipment that is regulated by the Health and Safety Executive. The Training Organisation for the Personal Social Services will incorporate health and safety issues in the new induction training it is preparing to be made available for all social care staff.