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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Moving and Handling

Moving and handling activities will be a key part of your duties. This will include assisting patients and other tasks such as moving equipment, laundry and stores. To keep yourself and your patients safe it is essential you have the correct level of training.

If you have a Scottish Manual Handling Passport then no foundation practical training course is required. Please bring the passport document in to show your SCN, SCM or Team Lead. For HCSWs on the NHSGGC Staff Bank, please send a copy by email to [email protected]   The dates of Moving and Handling training documented in the passport will go into the ward/ department training records. Ensure you have completed the mandatory LearnPro module NHSGGC 005 Manual Handling Theory together with practical competency assessment within your clinical area carried out by one of the local assessors.

If you do not have a Scottish Manual Handling Passport ensure you have completed NHSGGC 005 Manual Handling Theory and your SCN, SCM Or Team Lead will nominate you for the foundation practical training course (1.5 days). For HCSWs on the NHSGGC Staff Bank, please send a copy by email to [email protected]. Whilst waiting for your training course please watch the following short videos Moving and Handling Videos (scroll down a little to section entitled 'Manual handling practical induction training'). All patients should be verbally encouraged to move and position themselves independently. When a patient is needing to be moved , handled or requiring a mechanical aid then this should be carried out with a member of the ward / department team and not on your own. 

Last Updated: 22 October 2021