A range of Health and Safety courses are available to staff but we appreciate that colleagues may not always be able to attend due to other commitments.
Our flexible, online, interactive courses can help to bridge this gap. Once you register for a module, you can start, stop and continue, or start again, until you have completed the course is.
To obtain a username and password for these online courses, please use the contact details provided below. The courses take approximately 20 minutes to complete and can be undertaken either individually, on a networked PC, or in small groups led by a tutor.
Are you required to drive as part of your job, either to deliver items or to attend meetings or visit students on placements? If so you will have been asked by your Faculty or Service to consider the risks involved before approval is given. This interactive course will help to identify potential hazards and educate even the most experienced driver in the safe ways of preparing for and undertaking a journey. The course provides useful information in assessing the three key factors involved in getting from A to B and back - the condition of the vehicle, the driver and the journey itself.
This interactive course demonstrates how fires are started, how they can be tackled safely using appropriate fire-fighting equipment, how to raise the alarm and evacuation procedures. Please note that a temporary refuge is a location to be used by any person(s) with a mobility impairment and is normally an area adjacent to the door(s) of fire exit staircase, or, if required, on a staircase landing that is protected by fire doors. Advice is available to prepare a personal evacuation plan for staff and students with a mobility impairment.
This interactive course has been developed to help new employees understand their obligations in relation to health and safety at our University. It covers a range of generic issues such as safety at work, fire safety, personal protective equipment and safety monitoring.
Last year, over one million people suffered musculoskeletal injuries in Great Britain as a result of poor methods of handling, lifting or transporting awkward or heavy loads. In most cases these injuries could have been prevented by undertaking a simple risk assessment and using a safe system of work. This interactive course advises on the correct procedures for handling such loads, illustrating good practice and the types of equipment available to minimise risks.
Most of our employees come into contact with offices on a daily basis and office safety should, therefore, be a high priority for all. This interactive course highlights key health and safety hazards that are common to the typical office environment such as fire issues, display screen equipment, manual handling and slips, trips and falls.