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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 Assessors courses

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

Course descriptor and dates: click here


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 - Please note change of venue for courses on the 8/9 May, all are now running at West Glasgow ACH/GGH


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


Half Day - Load handling induction courses

These 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


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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