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.

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.

Fire Safety in Schools

This module is suitable for all staff who need to be aware of the precautions in place in any school in order to prevent and fight fires and to perform prompt and safe evacuations. If you need to induct fire marshals then this course covers all of the necessary fire basics and you will just need to deliver a local orientation session to complete their training.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

First Aid Refresher

The HSE recommends that all qualified first aiders undertake an annual refresher course if their qualification lasts for more than 12 months, for example the 3-year First Aid at Work course. This course fulfils the requirements for the annual refresher by taking qualified staff through the full range of topics.

Investigating Accidents

Investigating accidents and near misses on site forms an important part of health and safety management. This module is applicable to any staff member tasked with elements of accident investigation and covers the right and wrong questions to ask, interviewing victims and witnesses, gathering evidence, identifying root causes and creating SMART action plans.

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.

Manual Handling

This module is for all staff as anyone may need to pick up or move heavy items such as books and photocopier paper or perform straightforward tasks such as setting out tables.

Stress at Work

Everyone feels stressed at times. This Handsam E-Training module gives practical advice on how to recognise indicators of stress early, how to understand how it is affecting you and gives tips on coping strategies and advice on how to raise the issue with your manager. It is suitable for all staff, no matter what their role, seniority or full-time/part-time status.

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.

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.

Health and Safety Induction for Staff

Inducting staff in health and safety has never been so straightforward. Introduce them to the key points so that they can begin life in your school or Academy well-versed in a wide range of key topics in a way which allows you to measure their understanding through Handsam's E-Training Centre. Taking this course will the ensure that your staff need just a straightforward local orientation session in order to complete their induction process.

Legionella Awareness

This module is relevant to all staff as everybody should be aware of the serious effect Legionella bacteria can have, especially on vulnerable young people. The course covers all the practical implications of managing water quality safety on your site.

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.

Recording and Reporting Accidents

This Handsam E-Training Centre module covers what your legal duties are in reporting and keeping records about accidents and near misses of staff, pupils and visitors. The course is suitable for all staff who will be involved in any aspect of this process. The module covers all aspects of the law in terms of both RIDDOR reportable and non-RIDDOR accidents and near misses, with practical and clearly detailed examples.

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