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 have an impact on your pay.

Our Policy can be found under P for policies on the intranet.

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.


 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


Fire safety


Infection prevention and control (Level  1)


Safeguarding children and adults (Level 1)


Health, safety and welfare


Prevent healthwrap


Staff will see a change to their training record on easylearning which training they need to complete.
How to complete your training:
Our mandatory training subjects are delivered in a number of different ways via face to face or on Moodle (our on-line training platform), New Starters will receive all of their mandatory training during their induction.
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 core Role Specific Essential (RSE) training / competencies you will need in order to keep you, the organisation and our patients safe.
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.
Core Role Specific
Specific learning outcomes for identified staff groups, e.g. those providing direct patient care, non-direct care providers.

Core Role Specific Training Needs Analysis

Subject Title

Required Refresher Frequency

Who Needs to Attend/Audience

Inclusion & Diversity – level 2

Once only

Included in all Recruitment and selection training

Manual Handling (Load)

3 yearly

(N.B exception is Porters, Mortuary, Podiatry and Umbrella staff who must attend 2 yearly)

Non-clinical staff who handle inanimate loads in excess of 4kgs as follows:


Porters; Mortuary Technicians; Catering staff; Housekeepers; Warehouse staff; Healthcare Scientists; Laboratory Technicians; Pharmacy Technicians; Medical Records staff; Admin staff who handle in excess of 4kg, e.g., Finance staff; Ward Administrators.


Also suitable for clinical staff working in the following services only:


Umbrella; Neonatal; Podiatry.

Manual Handling (Patient)

2 Yearly

Clinical staff who handle patients as part of their duties as follows:


Registered Nurses and Midwives; Nursing Associates; Nursing and Midwifery Assistants; Nursery Nurses (if working on post-natal wards).


AHP’s - Therapy staff; Imaging staff; Theatre ODP’s


Junior Doctors - FY1 and 2; CT and ST 1&2


Pharmacy Technicians (if ward based)

Clinical Resuscitation



Level 1



 Level 2




 Clinical staff with direct clinical care responsibilities including qualified healthcare professionals require Level 2 resuscitation training as a minimum E.g. All doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals

Level 3


Clinical staff - Registered healthcare professionals with a responsibility to participate as part of the adult, paediatric or neonatal resuscitation team, working in acute areas such as ED, CCU, acute medicine, cardio physiology, interventional radiology and administering sedation in the care of dental or podiatric patients.


Level 4

4 yearly with Annual update

Clinical staff - Registered healthcare professionals with a responsibility to lead or be part of the trauma, adult, paediatric or neonatal resuscitation team, should undertake Advanced Life Support level training in the appropriate speciality group.


Infection Prevention & Control Level 2



All healthcare staff groups involved in direct patient care or services

Safeguarding Adults and Children



Level 2

Rolling 3 yearly

All Healthcare staff – staff who undertake assessment, care, treatment, procedures, Non-clinical and clinical staff who have some degree of contact with children and young people and/or parents/carers.

Level 3

Rolling 3 yearly

Clinical staff working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding/child protection concerns.