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Health & Safety Training

Protect yourself, your colleagues, patients and visitors

It is important that all GG&C employees complete the health and safety training that is required of your role to ensure your Health and Safety knowledge is up to date in order to protect yourself, your colleagues, patients and visitors.

We agreed a number of targets with the Health and Safety Executive with regards to the following training:

  • Sharps
  • Falls
  • Moving & Handling Competency Assessments

We are committed to achieving and maintaining compliance in each of these areas by the 31st October 2020.

What do you Need to Do? 

All staff within the scope of any of these training modules should complete the e-learning modules identified as a requirement for your role.

If you are not sure whether this applies to you please check your LearnPro account or speak to your line manager.

To log on to LearnPro, please follow the link below:

http://nhs.learnprouk.com

If you have any difficulty accessing the LearnPro platform please contact us on 0141 278 2700 (option 3) or by email on [email protected]

I am a Manager – What Do I need to Do?

As Manager it is important that you ensure your staff are aware of and complete the Statutory and Mandatory training requirements.

Reports are issued to Managers by email on a monthly basis to show the Role-Specific and Statutory & Mandatory training compliance of all employees for whom you are identified as supervisor in eESS.

Compliance is colour-coded, and employees considered Out of scope for role-specific training or who don’t have a LearnPro account (and have not undertaken face-to-face training) and so are considered Unknown are highlighted in grey.

Staff who are unknown either need to create a LearnPro account, or ensure their pay number is recorded as their Identification Number on LearnPro. Step-by-step guidance on creating and updating a LearnPro account can be found here.

If you have a question about an individual employee's training record please email Learning & Education.

If there is an employee on this list that shouldn't be, or an employee missing from the list, please click here.

Note: Sharps Training – there is more than one Module!

Sharps Safety Training

Where do I access the Modules and What Role Specific Sharps LearnPro Modules should be undertaken?

  1. All staff who may come into contact with a healthcare related sharp (including accidental contact in the work environment) must complete this module below:
    Tab – Role Specific Mandatory Modules
    Course – GGC: 061 Management of Needlestick and Similar Injuries

  2. All staff who use healthcare related sharps must complete both the above module and the module below:
    Tab – ‘Infection Prevention and Control’ 
    Course – ‘NES: Scottish IPC Education Pathway’ 
    Module – ‘Prevention and Management of Occupational Exposure’

Progress for all other staff 

We want to remind everyone in scope to complete their training as soon as possible.

We are currently providing fortnightly updates to Directors and Chief Officers and this will continue until we achieve a sustained our 100% compliance rate.

We also recognise that some staff will be due to renew their sharps and falls training as it is valid for two years. Please ensure your certification does not expire by undertaking your refresh prior to it going out of date.

These programmes of training are vital for not only your health and safety but that of your colleagues, our patients and visitors.

If you require any further information on what is required please contact your line manager or your Health and Safety Service contact (StaffNet).

Last Updated: 31 August 2020