OH learning hub provides high quality, useful learning and development opportunities for the occupational health (OH) sector. Our combined offerings are delivered by trainers and facilitators with varied backgrounds in OH, safety, public health, vaccination and travel health, mental health, musculoskeletal and management fields. They are chosen for their passionate and enthusiastic approach as well as their ability to adapt style of delivery to meet the learners’ needs. The trainers’ individual occupational competence encompasses unique career pathways incorporating a mixture of occupations, in a variety of sectors.
OH learning hub provision supports day to day practice and career development of OH practitioners, as well as those who work in allied professions. This includes:
- practitioners with limited or no knowledge or experience who may be relatively new to the OH field or have only worked in lower-risk environments. The focus will be on the development of own practice in order to be able to do the basics well, whilst working within the limits of one’s own competence. Learning will include the practical aspects of OH interventions, combined with relevant background theory.
- practitioners with both practical experience and theoretical knowledge in order to continue to develop their competency further as an OH Advisor, including risk assessor topic area. These include: employee-specific, manual handling, substances hazardous to health (COSHH) and display screen equipment (DSE), both for those with and without symptoms and/or health issues.
- advice, feedback and review of essential OH career skills, such as the interpretation of health screening and surveillance test results, policies and procedures, risk assessments and robustness of reports.
- practitioners who wish to develop expertise as a trainer and/or presenter in OH and Safety topics including manual handling, manual handling, first aid updates and OH toolbox talks (noise, COSHH, manual handling, DSE etc)
- career development in such areas as clinical supervision, team management, service management or in contract management
- clinical supervision and mentoring for those practitioners who wish to consider or who are already working on a lone, nurse-led, management or self-employed basis
- coaching for practitioners or those at executive level wishing to achieve specific goals
- bespoke offerings for specific staff groups to solve problems, address complaints from customers and to develop particular practice and competency to fulfil a specific contract need
- provision of opportunities for experienced and competent practitioners to network, raise and discuss problems or difficulties and, through sharing knowledge, identify solutions on a range of topics