Note: Training courses are provided for University staff only

The following health and safety training courses are available in-house.

BeOnline Health and Safety

In October 2016 the University launched Health and Safety online training for all staff. The purpose of this training is:

  • Health, Wellbeing and Safety at work awareness for all; and
  • Prevention and reduction of injuries and cases of ill health at work and caused by work.

The training consists of the following mandatory and optional modules:

Health and Safety Induction Mandatory
Fire Safety Awareness Mandatory
DSE training and assessment (for DSE users) Mandatory

DSE New and Expectant Mothers

DSE Workstation Re-Assessment (Mover) Optional

Environment Training Course

Fire Warden Training Module Optional

Health and Safety for Managers Training

Manual Handling Training Optional
Personal Safety Training Optional

Stress and Resilience Training

Student Induction Optional
Student Wellbeing Optional
Wellbeing Training Optional
IOSH Managing Safely

The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Managing Safely course is open to all School and Support Section Safety Advisers, and others who may find it useful.

The course leads to a nationally recognised certificate for those who successfully complete the course. The course will be delivered at the University by the Central Safety team, who are licensed by IOSH.

The course lasts 3 days, split over three weeks (including a written and practical assessment).

The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is Europe's leading professional body for health and safety practitioners. Their very successful Managing Safely course is a very practical course which:

  1. Establishes an understanding of the causes of accidents and ill health in the workplace;
  2. Explains the principles involved in the successful management of health and safety;
  3. Provides a practical understanding of current health and safety legislation;
  4. Highlights the practical measures and techniques needed to manage health and safety effectively on a day to day basis.

The course is suitable for both newly appointed safety advisers and for those who have been in the role for some time. It would provide a good opportunity to develop an understanding of health and safety management and obtain a nationally recognised health and safety certificate.

There are no courses currently scheduled, but a waiting list is available. If you wish to attend future IOSH Managing Safely training, please contact Allan Petrie

For further information, contact Health, Safety and Wellbeing.

Workstation Assessor
This 2 hour course teaches the attendees how to carry out a computer workstation assessment, including understanding the guidance and legislation behind the assessments and understanding the risks associated with the use of computer workstations.

No further courses are scheduled, however a waiting list is being held. For further information, contact Allan Petrie on ext. 3896 or

Manual Handling

We also provide courses, covering kinetic lifting techniques, and identification of risks presented by manual handling activities, tailored to suit individual needs. These courses run for an hour, and can be held within Schools/Support Services.

For further information, contact Health,Safety and Wellbeing.

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Fire Safety
A half day course on basic fire safety, includes a practical session with extinguisher

For further information, contact Health, Safety and Wellbeing.

First Aid

The University trains first aiders to provide first aid cover in the event of accidents that arise during its activities. There are a set of expected duties of appointed first aiders, which can be found here (click here). First aid training is provided on a risk based approach. For further information on first aid training or on first aid cover, please contact Health, Safety and Wellbeing.

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 Wellbeing.

For further information regarding defibrillators on campus visit our Resource section.