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Moving & Handling Education

Bookings

Nominations are to be made via eESS. Short cut link to the courses below can be found in the separate course descriptions. Prior to clicking any of these short cut links you must be logged into eESS - here

Guidance on how to do this is provided below:

Learners - how to book on a course - https://www.eess.nhs.scot/wp-content/uploads/EmployeeSelfService/REF903-OLM-ESS-Enroll-Unenroll-from-a-Class.pdf

Managers - how to book employees on a course - https://www.eess.nhs.scot/wp-content/uploads/REF801-OLM-MSS-How-to-Enrol-Employees-in-a-Class.pdf

 

Records

Attendance will be recorded on eESS. In addition, each Local Manager has a duty to keep a record of who has attended training. To assist with this, if a delegate does not attend, the nominating person will be contacted within 24 hours to inform them of the non-attendance. 

 

Moving & Handling Training

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. All areas should already have competency assessors in place. These dates are for additional assessors or to replace assessors who have moved on.

Once you have attended the competency assessors course you will be expected to undertake assessments within your area of work within 4 weeks.  

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

Course dates: click short cut link here this will take you to the e:ESS log in page once logged in this will open the Course detail page.

 


 2 Day - Induction people handling courses (0.5 online / 1.5 face to face)

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. 

Due to social distancing requirements, the first 3 hours of the course will be undertaken by the learner prior to attending the practical session. This will include the eLearning theory module on LearnPro (GGC: 005 Manual Handling Theory), evidence of completion will be required for admission to the practical training sessions, please bring this with you. In addition, you must review the following in preparation for attending the practical session at 1300 on the first day. All the below can be found on the following web page - https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/working-with-us/hr-connect/health-safety/specialist-services/moving-handling/guidance-documents-links/ :

  • Review of M&H Policy – see section ‘Policy Documentation – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’
  • Foundation (Induction) Course handout – see section ‘Course handouts – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’
  • Personal Movement video – see section ‘Course handouts – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’
  • Statutory Mandatory Presentation – see section ‘Course handouts – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’
  • Moving & Handling Quick Guide – see section ‘Course handouts – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’

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

Course Times -  Day 1  13:00 to 16:00 (the 1st three online hours can be undertaken at the learners convenience) 

                         Day 2  09:00 to 16:00                   

Clothing - Please wear flat shoes and trousers

Course dates: click short cut link here this will take you to the e:ESS log in page once logged in this will open the Course detail page.


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.

Due to social distancing requirements, the first 3 hours of the course will be undertaken by the learner prior to attending the practical session. This will include the eLearning theory module on LearnPro (GGC: 005 Manual Handling Theory), evidence of completion will be required for admission to the practical training sessions, please bring this with you. In addition, you must review the following in preparation for attending the practical session at 1300 on the first day. All the below can be found on the following web page - https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/working-with-us/hr-connect/health-safety/specialist-services/moving-handling/guidance-documents-links/ :

  • Review of M&H Policy – see section ‘Policy Documentation – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’
  • Foundation (Induction) Course handout – see section ‘Course handouts – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’
  • Personal Movement video – see section ‘Course handouts – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’
  • Statutory Mandatory Presentation – see section ‘Course handouts – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’
  • Moving & Handling Quick Guide – see section ‘Course handouts – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’

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 this will take you to the e:ESS log in page once logged in this will open the Course detail page.


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 this will take you to the e:ESS log in page once logged in this will open the Course detail page.


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 this will take you to the e:ESS log in page once logged in this will open the Course detail page.


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:

Module A - this can be undertaken via the e-learning module 'Manual Handling Theory' on LearnPro.

Modules B and F - please contact the Moving & Handling Team ([email protected]) to arrange 

 

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: click here this will take you to the e:ESS log in page once logged in this will open the Course detail page.

 


 

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


 

Directions for Training Centres:

 



Last Updated: 19 November 2020