Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme

Course Overview

The Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme (SMHPS) is an initiative designed to improve the standard and consistency of manual handling training and the systems that underpin it within Health Boards and Local Authorities in Scotland.
It consists of three elements:

Course Content:

To reduce manual handling injuries to employees and other people

  • To ensure consistency in manual handling training and assessment within participating organisations
  • To provide a mechanism whereby skills can be transferred between participating organisations
  • To minimise duplication within participating organisations
  • To reduce manual handling injuries to employees and other people
  • To ensure consistency in manual handling training and assessment within participating organisations
  • To provide a mechanism whereby skills can be transferred between participating organisations
  • To minimise duplication within participating organisations

 

Assessment: This course is assessed over the two day course by both theory and practical
Benefits: The ‘Passport’ element of the scheme is the record used to confirm an employee’s manual handling training/assessments. Employees can use it to provide evidence of manual handling/competence when transferring to other organisations there-fore avoiding any unnecessary repeat training.

Duration: 2 full days

Further Information
As there are practical sessions to the course, attendees should wear appropriate clothing and footwear to be able to take part in practical assessments.

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