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COVID-19 PPE

This module is relevant to key staff who clean or look after those who display symptoms of COVID-19/Coronavirus as they need to be further protected by the wearing of PPE

COVID-19 Hygiene

This module is relevant to all staff as everyone needs to be aware of the vital COVID-19 hygiene precautions needed to be taken in schools and academies from September 2020

Managing Contractors (CDM)

This new, Handsam E-Training course is designed to prepare members of your staff to deal with contractors and especially your duties under the CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations in regards to managing major projects on your site.

Managing Minibuses in Schools

This module is relevant for all staff who manage minibuses in schools, including those who manage drivers and those who manage the maintenance regime of the minibus. Please note that there is a separate course for driving a minibus in schools which should be taken if you wish to drive a minibus on behalf of your school or academy.

Driving Minibuses in Schools

This module is relevant for all staff who drive or wish to drive minibuses in schools. Please note that this course alone does not in any way solely qualify you to drive a minibus. You must contact your responsible person who manages the minibuses at your school or academy to ask them what driver training you will need to do in order to be allowed to drive your minibuses.

Managing Stress

Stress is now the biggest single cause of teacher absence from work and managing the causes of it is becoming one of the biggest headaches for any tier of school manager. This course looks at the causes of stress amongst employees and how to reduce or manage them and gives practical tips to creating a productive and less stressful working environment.

Coping With Stress

Stress is now the biggest single cause of teacher absence from work, so this course is designed to give you and your staff practical methods by which they can identify and manage their own work-related stress. This will lead to a happier, more productive workplace.

Managing and Administering Medicines

Medical conditions are increasing amongst the UK’s school-age children. This course takes a look at the duties schools have to deliver medical support for a wide range of conditions such as asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes and epilepsy, discusses policies and procedures and takes you on a guided tour around a high quality medical facility, touching on mandatory elements of your provision.

Lone Working

This module covers how to identify lone working and the various circumstances in which it may occur in education. It explores the different risks generated by lone working and looks at how they can be managed and reduced.

Slips and Trips

Slips and trips are the most common cause of injuries in schools and lead to millions of staff and students days off per year, affecting student achievement. This module covers avoiding slips and trips, typical hazards in school to watch out for and ensures all staff are vigilant in eradicating problems before they occur.

Safeguarding Children

This module is suitable for all staff as everyone needs to know about safeguarding children, what the law says you must know and do, and what you must do if you have a concern about any student you come into contact with through your work or volunteering activities.

ICT Safety

This Handsam E-Training Centre module is relevant to all members of staff as every staff member will need to know how about the safe use of electricity or electrical items, such sockets, power cables, extension cables, projectors and machinery.

GDPR – Data Protection

This Handsam E-Training module on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will inform your staff quickly and easily of the key aspects and expectations of this far reaching data law. It ensures you have delivered your duty of making sure that all staff members are aware of the new GDPR regulations and their role in keeping information safe and secure.

Adventurous & Overseas Visits

Running adventurous activities or travelling overseas are hugely beneficial ways of engaging children in learning and widening their horizons. They form a crucial part of student development, but, of course, they must be run safely. This course covers everything trip planners need to know about planning more hazardous activities (including the AALA licence scheme) and going abroad. The course should be only be taken after successful completion of the ‘Safe Visit Planning’ module.

Asbestos Awareness

Over 70% of UK school buildings still contain asbestos and it is vital this dangerous substance is managed safely in order to avoid a major incident. When managed well asbestos is perfectly safe as it will be safe and secure from being disturbed. By providing key information, this module details everything that all of your staff need to know about carefully managing and preventing contact with this killer substance.

Classroom Risk Assessment

This module is for all staff as everyone needs to be able to do swift risk assessments armed with the right questions to ask themselves and the right things to take into consideration.

Cleaners Induction

This module provides cleaners with a straightforward introduction to a range of health and safety issues and tests their understanding and competence.

COSHH Awareness

This course is for all staff as everyone will come into contact with basic chemicals such as board cleaners, paints, glues and cleaning products. All staff also need to know how to deal with more serious hazardous substances such as science chemicals, maintenance products and what to do in emergency.

Display Screen Equipment

This Handsam E-Training centre module helps all members of staff who work with computers learn how to set up their own workstation so that they do not suffer detrimental health effects.

Environmental Safety

Schools create a lot of waste over the course of a days and weeks and it needs to be disposed of correctly according to the relevant regulations. This course ensures that all staff understand the correct methods of disposal for substances such as chemicals, radioactive sources, batteries and electrical items, and kitchen fats or waste.

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