Mandatory Health & Safety Training

 

Mandatory Definition – Compulsory. All staff are required to attend

Mandatory Health and Safety Training - Maintaining the Health and Safety of you and your patients

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you have to attend Mandatory Training?

We have a responsibility to ensure the safety of staff, patients and visitors at all times and attendance of Mandatory Training is compulsory. The key drivers include national, professional and best practice guidance published by external bodies, other standards and requirements defined by external assessors as well as training that the Trust has a duty to provide in line with relevant legislation. It is a requirement of all staff to attend and managers to release staff to attend / undertake study, failure to do is escalated to Site Leads, and if no action taken, eventually escalated to Executive Board.  The Trust Performance Policy may be evoked at any stage and failure to attend may lead to you not receiving your incremental pay rise.

Our Policy can be found under P for policies on the intranet http://birmbsql05/home/atoz.aspx?letter=P

What training do I have to do?  Log into your personal training portal

Mandatory Health and Safety Training is essential for the Health and Safety of you and your patients.
To ensure the right statutory and mandatory training is delivered to the right staff the Trust has reviewed which subjects are mandatory and which are role specific, this is reflected on your easylearning record.
 

Subject

 Required refresher frequency

  Who needs to attend?

Corporate Trust induction

Once only (on induction)

         All staff

Local induction

Once only (on induction)

Resus awareness

Once only (on induction)

Inclusion and diversity (Level 1)

Once only (on induction)

Manual handling theory

Once only (on induction)

Information governance

Yearly

Fire safety

Yearly

Infection prevention and control (Level  1)

Three-yearly

Safeguarding children and adults (Level 1)

Three-yearly

Health, safety and welfare

Three-yearly

Prevent healthwrap

Three-yearly

 
Staff will see a change to their training record on easylearning which training they need to complete.
 
How to complete your training:
Our core mandatory training subjects are delivered in a number of different ways via face to face on an annual update day; one for clinical and one for non-clinical staff; on Moodle (our on-line training platform), extra capacity training sessions and via workbooks or payslip updates. New Starters will receive all of their mandatory training during their induction with the exception of Conflict Resolution and Waste Management.
 
Information about when courses are running is available on easylearning, where you can also book your attendance.
 
The new mandatory training model enables us along with clinical leads to identify and agree the additional compulsory Role Specific Essential (RSE) training / competencies you will need in order to keep you, the organisation and our patients safe. These will include subjects such as the Blood Transfusion competencies.
 
Definitions
Statutory Training
Statutory training is that which an organisation is legally required to provide as defined by law or where a statutory body has instructed organisations to provide training on the basis of legislation such as Fire Safety and Prevent.
 
Mandatory Training
Mandatory training is essential to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of services in order to reduce risk and comply with policies and government guidelines.
 
Role Specific
Specific learning outcomes for identified staff groups, e.g. those providing direct patient care, non-direct care providers.