Note: Training courses are provided for University staff only
The following health and safety training courses are available in-house.
|BeOnline Health and Safety|
The University has made available online Health and Safety training for all staff. The purpose of this training is to ensure that the University provides Health and Safety information (as mandated by the law) and also to help prevent and reduce injuries and cases of ill health.
The training is provided by Awaken and there are a number of mandatory and optional modules. The modules available are listed in the table below.
|IOSH Managing Safely|
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safely course is open to all School and Directorate Safety Advisers, and to others who may find it useful. Feedback from previous courses -
The course is suitable for both newly appointed safety advisers and for those who have been in the role for some time as well as those who may find it useful for their role. It provides an excellent opportunity to develop an understanding of health and safety management.
The course leads to a nationally recognised certificate for those who successfully complete the course and the assessments. The course will be delivered at the University by the Health and Safety team, who are licensed by IOSH to deliver the course.
The course lasts 3 days, either consecutively or split over three weeks and includes topics such as:
The course assessments consists of a multi-format exam on the last day and the completion of a risk assessment project within 2 weeks of the course finishing.
IOSH is Europe's leading professional body for health and safety practitioners. Their Managing Safely course is a very practical course which:
Health and Safety aim to run the Managing Safely courses several times a year. If you wish to attend future Managing Safely courses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want further information about the course or wish to discuss the suitability of it for you, please contact Allan Petrie.
This course teaches attendees how to carry out a computer workstation assessment. This includes understanding the guidance and legislation behind the DSE regulations assessments and understanding the risks associated with the use of computer workstations.
The course will consist of presentation and discussions about hazards associated with using workstations, the optimal set up for workstation to minimise these hazards and tips for assessing a workstation.
There are no courses currently arranged, however please contact Health and Safety for further information.
BeOnline Fire Safety Awareness (mandatory)
This training provides basic fire awareness to all staff. It is a mandatory online module for new staff and staff requiring refresher training.
It provides all staff with a basic knowledge and understanding of:
BeOnline Fire Warden
This training provides nominated staff to act as Fire Wardens (also known as floor checkers). This is an online module and provides University of Aberdeen staff with a more comprehensive knowledge of fire safety, which includes:
Fire Marshall (to be developed)
Many buildings have these in place; there is currently no specific training package
Practical Fire Extinguisher Course
This is a 90 minute session with a basic technical input and practical ue of fire extinguishers on real fires. It includes:
This course is offered to nominated staff and is booked via the University of Aberdeen online course booking system, once dates have been identified.
If you have staff that require this training and would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact the Fire Safety Adviser (email@example.com).
Evacuation Lift Training
This training is offered to nominated staff who normally work in a building with an evacuation lift. It is aimed at providing lift operators with a full understanding of how to take control and operate an evacuation lift. The training offers participants the opportunity to operate the lift with the fire alarm in fire mode, although silenced. Training is in person and can be booked directly via the Fire Safety Adviser (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Evacuation Chair Training
Training is for nominted staff who work in a building with evacuation chairs sited in Termporary Waiting Spaces. The training provides full understanding of how to operate an evacuation chair, including:
Training is in person and can be booked directly via the Fire Safety Adviser (email@example.com).
Disabled Communication System Training
This training is done in person for buildings that have Temporary Waiting Spaces (also known as refuses) for physically impaired persons. These are the ones with communication systems fitted. This sytem allows a person in need of assistance with evacuation to summon help. There are green boxes in the Temporary Waiting Spaces that communicate directly with a panel and phone located at the fire panel. This training is offered in conjunction with Evacuation Lift or Chair training and can be booked directly by emailing the Fire Safety Adviser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Health and Safety team arranges first aid training to provide first aid cover in the event of accidents that arise during University activities on campus. Health and Safety do not provide specialised first aid training, however we can assist in sourcing training providers, for example, outdoor/fieldwork first aid training.
There are a set of expected duties of appointed first aiders, which can be found here. First aid training is provided on a risk based approach. This takes into consideration the number of occupiers and the activities conducted within buildings. For further information on first aid training or on first aid cover, please contact Health, Safety and Resilience
For further information regarding First Aid visit our Resources section.
Defibrillator training is available for First Aiders. The training is provided in-house at the Clinical Skills Centre, Suttie Building, Foresterhill by Jerry Morse. Those interested should check the Course booking page or contact Health, Safety and Resilience
For further information regarding defibrillators on campus visit our Resources section.