Publication - Advice and guidance

The Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme

Published: 8 Aug 2014
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781784127053

The Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme (SMHPS) is an initiative designed to improve the standard and consistency of manual handling training / education and the systems (process/procedures) that underpin it within Health Boards and Local Authorities (LA) in Scotland.

The Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme
Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

This document was developed using the NHS Scotland Manual Handling Training Passport and Information Scheme, Version 1, March 2011, as a basis for discussion and subsequent revision. The NHS Scotland document was developed from the All Wales NHS Manual Handling Training Passport and Information Scheme by a working group consisting of the Manual Handling Leads from each of the Scottish Health Boards.

A steering group was formed with the support of the Scottish Government to produce a document for both Health Boards and Local Authorities. The Manual Handling Steering Group consists of representatives from Scottish Local Authorities, Health Boards and the independent care sector. For the purpose of developing this document, a representative from the Health and Safety Executive agreed to join the group. The group met several times during 2013 and consensus agreement was reached regarding this final document in early 2014. These meetings were chaired by Laura Lapadula and Cameron Raeburn (membership details below):

Name Organisation Title Steering Group Role / Area Representing
Laura Lapadula Fife Council Moving and Handling Consultant Joint Chairperson
Cameron Raeburn NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Moving and Handling Service Lead Joint Chairperson
June Cairns HSE Scotland Team Policy Adviser HSE Scotland
Sarah Crawshaw NHS Highland Moving and Handling Manager NHS Highland experience
Kirsty Dewar Edinburgh City Council Learning and Development Advisor (Moving & Handling) MH Practitioners from LA's Central /South Scotland Region
Neil Doherty Dundee City Council Corporate Health and Safety Officer SPDS East Scotland Regional Group
Steven Fanning Renfrewshire Council Senior Health and Safety Officer SPDS West Scotland Regional Group
Keith Flockhart East Lothian Council Corporate Health and Safety Officer SPDS Central / South Scotland Regional Group
Sue Hain Fife Council Lead Moving and Handling Advisor MH Practitioners from LA's East Scotland Region
Jim McCreath The Highland Council Moving and Handling Coordinator MH Practitioners from LA's and SPDS North Scotland Regional Group
Susan Strain Enable Scotland Internal Verifier Independent Care Sector
Annette Smith Cordia Senior Moving and Handling Advisor MH Practitioners from LA's West Scotland Region

Contact

Email: smhf2000@gmail.com