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.

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.

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.

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.

Working at Height

All school staff are tempted to 'work at height'. Whether that be standing on a chair to open a window, on a desk to adjust a projector, or on a work surface to put up a display. ​ This module explains why failing to take working at height seriously could result in serious injury and how all staff can take simple steps in order to avoid this and work safely. ​ For those who need to know more details about using ladders, there is a full description of using ladders, stepladders and other suitable equipment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cleaners Induction

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

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.

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.

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