Training is a statutory requirement and will need to be carried out continuously. All staff and students must be trained in safe working procedures for the work they are required to carry out.
All staff and students are required to know and observe Fire Evacuation procedures. Staff and graduate students should attend a Basic Safety Course, Basic First Aid Course and a Fire Extinguisher Training Session. Specialist training in Radiation Safety, Laboratory Safety, Laser Safety and VDU and Gas Cylinders will be given to all graduate students and staff who are required to work with ionising radiations, in Chemical Laboratories, Lasers, VDU or Gas Cylinders.
** ONLY APPLICABLE TO STAFF **
The Staff Health and Safety e-Learning system is accessible here:
Guidance on the e-Learning system is available here (pdf):
As below ...
Fire safety, First aid, Gas cylinder, Hydrofluoric acid safety, Introduction to health & safety, Laboratory safety, Manual handling, Talkdown/Breakaway and VDU training should be attended by the relevant personnel at intervals specified below
|Cyanide Safety||All staff who use cyanide||Every 5 years|
|Fire Safety||All staff||Every 5 years|
|First Aid||Certain designated staff and volunteers||Every 3 years|
|Gas Cylinder||All staff who use gas cylinders||Every 5 years|
|Hydrofluoric Acid Safety||All staff who use hydrofluoric acid||Every 5 years|
|Introduction to Health and Safety||New staff as part of induction training. All existing staff||One-off|
|Laboratory Safety (COSHH and Fume Cupboards)||All staff who work in laboratories||Every 5 years|
|Manual Handling||All technicians, porters and workshop staff. Other designated staff and volunteers||Every 3 years|
|Talkdown / Breakaway||Staff who may come into contact with violent and aggessive people||Every 5 years|
|VDU Training||All staff who use VDUs for 2 hours or more every day||Every 5 years|
The following courses are currently available from Staff Development
Further information on the above can be found in
List of training resources ..