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.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
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.
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.
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.
Provision and Use of Work Equipment
A short guide to Provision and Use of Work Equipment by the Health and Safety Executive.
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.