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Training and Education

For an overview of Health and Safety training provided by the health and safety service that you may be required to undertake please refer to this training matrix.

For Sharps and Falls eLearning training and Moving and Handling Competency Assessment programmes, the following scoping document will help you identify whether you require to undertake one or more of these programmes – Scope.

Health and Safety Education

Health and safety corporate training courses are accessible to all NHSGGC staff. Additional service specific and specialised courses are provided to Directorates and Services.

Nominations

Nominations are to be made via eESS.

To access eESS, click here or click on the course titles listed below. 

For help booking please contact Health.Safety@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.

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.  For our own records, Health and Safety Services will request a reason for non-attendance.

Courses

Health and Safety Management Manual

About the course

This course is for Health & Safety Management Manual holders and where identified their deputies. The manual holder will normally be a manager or supervisor with responsibility for the management of health and safety within their area of work.

Delegates

Please use the links below to print off the relevant documents to bring to the course. Management Manual Folders will be given to delegates upon attendance.

Health & Safety Management Manual

How to book

Please contact Health.Safety@ggc.scot.nhs.uk to arrange.

Risk Assessment

About the course

This course is for staff who have been asked to conduct workplace risk assessments by the H&S Management Manual holder. The course will provide the delegate with a general awareness of how to undertake a generic risk assessment, the awareness gained will supplement the workplace knowledge the delegate has in assisting them with the risk assessment process. The delegate, by attending this course, agrees to undertake risk assessments as directed by their Manager.

Delegates

Please use the links below to print off the relevant documents to bring to the course.

  1. Risk Assessment Course Handout
  2. Generic Risk Assessment Form
  3. Risk Assessment – A Brief Guide to Controlling Risks in the Workplace
  4. Course Evaluation Form

How to book

Please contact Health.Safety@ggc.scot.nhs.uk to arrange.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Assessors

About the course

This course is for staff who have been designated as the COSHH Assessor by the H&S Management Manual holder for the area they work in. The delegate will be expected to undertake COSHH risk assessments when they have completed this course. It would be expected that generally only one COSHH Assessor would be required in any one area covered by a H&S Management Manual with the potential for this role to be shared between areas.

Delegates

Please use the links below to print off the relevant documents to bring to the course.

  1. COSHH Course Handout
  2. COSHH Risk Assessment Form
  3. Course Evaluation Form

How to book

Please contact Health.Safety@ggc.scot.nhs.uk to arrange.

Display Screen Assessment (DSE) Assessors

About the course

This course is for staff who have been designated as the DSE Assessor by the H&S Management Manual holder for the area they work in. The delegate will be expected to undertake DSE risk assessments when they have completed this course. It would be expected that generally only one DSE assessor would be required in any one area covered by a H&S Management Manual, with the potential for this role to be shared between areas.

Delegates

Please use the links below to print off the relevant documents to bring to the course.

  1. DSE Assessors Training Handout
  2. Course Evaluation Form
  3. DSE Policy Appendix 3-6
  4. DSE Assessors Problem and Remedial Action Sheet
  5. Laptop Computer User Guide.

How to book

Please contact Health.Safety@ggc.scot.nhs.uk to arrange.

Face Fit Testers for FFP3 Respirators

About the course

This course is for staff identified to undertake the role of a face fit tester. The need for which is expressed through a clinical risk assessment, which has identified the need for FFP3 oral nasal disposable mask respiratory protection to be used against respiratory borne pathogens. To use these masks, relevant staff must be ‘face fit tested’ to ensure that they can achieve a suitable face fit of the mask and that it operates at the required efficiency.

This 3.5 hour course is designed to ensure that the candidates selected to become face fit testers are provided both with the background knowledge and the practical skills set out in the HSE document 282-28, a copy of which can be found below. It is asked that candidates familiarise themselves with this document prior to attendance.

Delegates

Please use the links below to print off the relevant documents to bring to the course.

Delegates are requested to bring testing kits if available from their department and drinking water for the training.

Additional information

Courses run 9.30am – 1.30pm unless marked.

How to book

  • Fri 17th June – Training Room T5 – Level 5 – West Glasgow ACH
  • Mon 27th June – Training Room T5 – Level 5 – West Glasgow ACH
Health and Safety Violence Reduction Education

The health and safety violence reduction training page contain details of courses available to NHSGGC staff.

Moving and Handling Training

The moving and handling training page contains training courses for acute, partnerships and facilities staff.

Health and Safety Training

Protect yourself, your colleagues, patients and visitors

It is important that all NSHGGC 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.
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.

If you have any difficulty accessing the LearnPro platform please contact us on 0141 278 2700 (option 3) or by email on LE.Support@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

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 and 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 and Education.

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

Sharps safety training

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

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).