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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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.