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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.