They can, however, be eliminated with an effective hand washing technique. This film demonstrating this technique can be accessed via the link on the right.
Materials from a number of sources have been gathered to support your learning. These will be of particular value if you work in a personalised service and have difficulty attending face-to-face training or where no e-learning alternative is available. These materials can also be used as additional information for courses you have completed.
However these materials do not replace courses which are essential training for your job. If you are unclear about what else you need to become knowledgeable in any topic you should seek the advice of your line manager or Training and Development Officer.
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Back pain in the workplace
Sitting badly in front of a computer for hours on end is storing up trouble. The body can tolerate being in one position for only a short period of time before it feels the need to adjust. Positioning monitor, keyboard, and mouse, correctly can help to ensure good computer posture and a proper chair is essential. The following guide will give you some tips on how to try and avoid back pain the the workplace.
Basic advice on first aid at work
Basic advice on first aid for use in an emergency by the Health and Safety Executive.
Please note this is not a substitute for effective training.
Caring for cleaners
This Health and Safety Executive publication will be useful for employers, managers/supervisors, health and safety personnel, trainers, safety and union representatives and cleaners themselves.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 1998 (COSHH) Simple Guide
Health and Safety Executives short guide to what you need to know about Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
Criminal Justice Overview Resources
These reports/information are referred to in the Criminal Justice Overview course. Many of the reports are key influential in the criminal justice sector.
Therefore, you may find it useful to refer to them for more information about how current changes and proposals have been informed by their content; the current Scottish Strategy documents are also included which give the outcomes that expected from those working in the criminal justice sector.
Depression - Mental health first aid guidelines
This particular resource has been adapted from the Mental Health First Aid Training and Research Programme (Depression: First Aid Guidelines).
A guide to some commonly-used recreational psychoactive substances in the UK.
The following Turning Point Scotland policy will give you an overview of the following:
The Food Standards Agency in Scotland has developed a handwashing film, which demonstrates an effective way to wash hands and eliminate potentially harmful bacteria. At any one time, there can be millions of germs on your hands, although these are far too small to be seen by the naked eye. Some of these are harmful to health and when spread to food can cause food poisoning.
Enhancing staff development through supervision
This film is about how staff skills are enhanced through supervision for staff working in care homes for older people.
Ergonomics and human factors at work
You may have heard the term ‘ergonomics’. In some industries, such as major hazards, defence and transport, ergonomics is also called ‘human factors’. This Health and Safety Executive leaflet helps to explain how applying ergonomics can improve health and safety in your workplace.
Everyday first aid
The link below will take you to the British Red Cross website.
Which will provide you with fast first aid tips is a sequence of short video clips (about 2 minutes each) giving advice about how to handle everyday situations.
This information can be useful as a refresher, as a stop gap prior to training, to accompany Chocking Charlie, or the mannequin used for CPR.
Please note these are not in depth resources.
If you are unable to access the British Red Cross website the Fast First Aid Tips tips will help you to learn basic skills.
Exercises for office workers
In recent years there has been a move towards more office based jobs which has resulted in a nation of people who spend hours a day sitting stationary and hunched over in front of a desk. It is not surprising that a growing number of office workers complain of back pain. The lack of activity and movement as well as the bad posture associated with sitting in front of a desk all day means our backs are under a great deal of stress. However, despite this there are ways to protect your back from the strains of office work. This short guide will give you some tips on what you can do whilst at work to reduce the impact of back pain.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
A short guide to Health and Safety Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive.
Injury and Fall Prevention for People with Learning Disabilities
The aim of this resource guide is to raise awareness of the causes and types of injuries and falls experienced by people with learning disabilities, amongst those who care for or support them, and to provide practical information and resources to help prevent injuries and falls.
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
A short guide to Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) by the Health and Safety Executive.
Living with autism in the community
This film gives a direct insight into living with autism from the perspective of people with autism and their family members.
Managing for Health and Safety 2013
A short guide introduction to managing for health and safety. This leaflet is for those who need to put into place or oversee their organisation's health and safety arrangements.
Manual Handling at Work
This Health and Safety Executive leaflet describes what you, as an employer, may need to do to protect your employees from the risk of injury through manual handling tasks in the workplace. It will also be useful to employees and their representatives.
Manual Handling Operations
A short guide to Manual Handling Operations by the Health and Safety Executive.
Preparing to Practice
Non Learning Disability Film Clip
Learning Disability Film Clip
Preventing loneliness prompt cards
Many older people in Scotland feel lonely; Social isolation and loneliness are associated with poorer health and well-being. A preventative approach looks for ways to maintain and build social and community connections for older people. These cards, created by Iriss, are reminders to think about ways you can work with people you support to help them keep connected.
Provision and Use of Work Equipment
A short guide to Provision and Use of Work Equipment by the Health and Safety Executive.
Realising Recovery - The Framework
This document identifies the knowledge, skills and values workers need to practice in a recovery focused way.
Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)
A short guide to Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive.
Risk factors associated with pushing and pulling
A brief overview of the Health and Safety Executives risk factors associated with pushing and pulling of loads.
Supervision in an integrated setting
This film shows how the quality of social work in an integrated mental health setting can be enhanced by complementing line management supervision with clinical and professional supervision.
Supervision supporting staff and improving care
This film shows how the effective supervision of staff can improve the quality of care and outcomes for people in a supported living setting.
Ten tips for food safety
Ten food safety tips from the Food Standards Agency.
The honest heart
The Honest Heart stars the people we support from Turning Point Scotland's Viewpoint service. The documentary explores their determination to lead independent lives.
Turning Point Scotland's Viewpoint service in Ayr supports adults with learning disabilities to access their local community. Documentary film maker Ruth Carslaw worked with people who use the service to film each members as they filmed themselves capturing hand-held self-portraits, or point the lens outwards to the world before them.
Made whilst busy with their day to day lives, their films are full of candid glimpses: going to the gym, swimming, meeting friends and dancing.
Top 10 back care tips
This short guide will give you 10 tips for looking after your back.
Wheelchair Safety, Maintenance and Operations Guide
This resource is a guide to wheelchair safety, maintenance and operations.
Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992
A short guide to Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 by the Health and Safety Executive.