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.

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.

Flexible Working

This module is relevant to all staff, as anyone may wish to apply for flexible working or may need to understand the rules and regulations that apply. The module includes ACAS advice on the best practice as well as a full explanation of how to make and manage a flexible working request.

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 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.

Planning Safe Visits

Safety whilst Learning Outside the Classroom - the official government definition of what most people call Trips or Visits - is of paramount importance. The good news is that thousands of such trips are carried out safely each year, but occasionally, for whatever reason, things do go wrong. Therefore, it is vital that safe practices and accredited venues and providers are utilised and that emergency procedures are put into place. ​ This module allows all group leaders who plan trips to understand their overall responsibilities in law by learning from good practice, formal DfE advice, and past cases illustrated by practical examples.

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.

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.

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

Managing contractors safely is a key element of running any modern school. These contractors may be construction, plumber or electrical workers or sports, music or other peripatetic staff. They may include people working on site who may be from major national companies, or be one-man bands and local contractors who you know well. Managing these occasional workers well is recognised as being a crucial element to ensuring safety on your site. This course covers all these aspects, plus goes in depth into the new CDM Regulations (2015) and their implications for schools.

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.

Cleaners Induction

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

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.

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.

KCSIE - Confirmation of Reading

This course allows managers to evidence that all staff have completed the formal duty of reading Part One and, where relevant, Annex A of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

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 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.

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