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Moving & Handling Education

Moving and handling education within NHSGGC is divided into two parts. Foundation courses for employees who are new to NHSGGC and update education. The requirement (if any) for an update for staff undertaking higher risk manual handling activities, is identified through competency assessment. Further information regarding this approach can be found here.

This page has information detailing the different types of training courses we run for NHSGGC employees including dates and nomination forms.

 

Training Courses


 

Competency Assessor Training (People handling areas)

Competency assessors training is aimed at clinical staff who will be carrying out competency assessments on staff undertaking people handling activities within their workplace. This one day training session will take staff through the process, assessment criteria and record keeping required for undertaking competency assessments and in addition, will provide a skills update and practical experience undertaking assessments.

Each clinical ward / department / service undertaking higher risk patient handling activities should identify a minimum of 2 competency assessors, of which 1 should be a minimum of a Band 5. Some areas will already have competency assessors in place. The moving and handling department will be contacting areas shortly to inform them of the places allocated on identified dates. This program will run from the 20th April to the 31st August 2018.

Allocated dates can be found here (NHSGGC Logged in staff only). These files will be updated on a weekly basis to allow tracking of compliance.

Prior to attending this session, delegates should read over the competency assessor information pack (here) and should bring with them a completed self-assessment form (here).

Course Times - 09:00 to 16:00                   

Clothing - Please wear flat shoes and trousers

 


 

 

2 Day - Induction people handling courses

These courses are generally for staff who regularly assist people to move and transfer and include Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy staff. The courses comply with the standards set out in the Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme. 

As part of the induction process, local managers should work through the moving and handling induction checklist with their new member of staff

Course dates: click here 


2 Day - Induction courses for diagnostic & therapy radiographers and nuclear medicine staff

These 2 day Induction courses are generally aimed at Diagnostic & Therapy Radiographers and Nuclear Medicine staff. Only staff new to the organisation are to be nominated onto these courses. The Courses comply with the Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme standards.

As part of the induction process local managers should work through the moving and handling induction checklist (here) with their new member of staff

Course dates: click here


1 Day - Induction courses for midwives  

These 1 day Induction courses are generally aimed at Midwifery staff.  Only staff new to the organisation are to be nominated onto these courses. The Courses comply with the Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme standards.

As part of the induction process local managers should work through the moving and handling induction checklist (here) with their new member of staff

Course dates: click here 


Half Day - Minimal (people) handling induction courses

These courses are generally for staff who only occasionally assist people to move, usually from a seated or lying position within an outpatient or domiciliary setting on a one to one basis. These staff will not be taught how to use hoists and only receive parts of the chair and bed module curriculum.

As part of the induction process, local managers or supervisors should work through the  moving and handling induction checklist with their new member of staff

Course dates: click here


Load handling induction courses

These 1/2 day courses are for staff who regularly move and handle loads, including, porters, domestics, stores and catering staff. 

As part of the induction process, local managers or supervisors should work through the moving and handling induction checklist with their new member of staff

Course dates: click here

 

Load handling competency assessors courses

These are courses are for load handling staff who will be carrying out competency assessments on staff undertaking load handling activities within their workplace. The course descriptor should be read prior to making a nomination.

Course descriptor and dates: here

 


 

Skills Update Coaching Sessions

These sessions are targeted at staff who:

  • are returning to work after a long absence and who need to refresh their skills; or
  • are struggling to stay at work due to a musculoskeletal disorder which they perceive is being made worse by how they are currently undertaking their work activities; or
  • during review with their manager identify they have some skills gaps; or
  • as the result of an assessment, are identified as requiring the session.

Staff requesting a skills update session will be expected to have completed the manual handling self assessment and to have discussed it with their manager prior to the session.

Please email moving & handling directly to arrange [email protected] 


 

NB In addition to the above courses, specific tailored courses are available on request


 

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