A guide to mandatory training

UCL - Statutory & Mandatory Training Requirements for Staff

 

1. Minimum Training Requirements for Staff

UCL is committed to the continuing professional development (CPD) of all staff. In order to facilitate this, staff are entitled and expected to undertake a minimum of 3 learning events per annum. For staff with management responsibilities this should include at least one leadership or management development activity.

To assist with, and for the purpose of consistent recording and monitoring of training and development within UCL, a learning event is defined as:

A learning, training or development activity that has been completed via attendance at a workshop, course or conference or via e-learning, a coaching or mentoring session or a team ‘away day’ or half day etc. (of at least 2 hours duration). In the case of e-learning this may be a cumulative total.

2. Statutory Training Requirements for Staff

All staff must undertake annual local fire safety induction and annual staff familarisation via their departmental designated personnel, e.g. Senior Fire Marshal, designated departmental trainer or departmental safety officer. This is a statutory (legal) requirement.

3. Mandatory Training Requirements for Staff

In addition UCL has a requirement for some staff groups to undertake mandatory training for reasons of health and safety compliance, compliance with changes in legislation, to meet professional body requirements and to meet quality standards or policy.

Staff group Training need to be met Courses   In-house provider
All staff and Post graduate research students Annual fire safety is a statutory (legal) training requirement Local fire safety induction and annual staff fire safety familarisation All staff must comply with UCL's arrangements for fire safety and fire prevention, in particular they must co-operate with the arrangements for fire safety training. Reference: item 4 of the UCL Fire Safety Management Standard
 
The department must carry out a local fire safety induction for their new staff and, there after an annual staff fire safety familiarisation. Ref. 086a - Guide to carrying out Local Fire Safety Induction & Annual Staff Familiarisation
Department
    UCL Fire Safety Management - Local induction / familarisation When there is a change of working locations, arrangements or work practices; or when staff are given a change of responsibilities, they must receive additional familiarisation commensurate to their new location, local hazards and/or responsibilities etc. item 4 of the Fire Risk Management Policy. Use the form TN086 for recording the content covered in the training. Department
All new staff and Graduate research students Health and Safety UCL Safety Induction It is a mandatory requirement for new staff and graduate research students, undertaking work at UCL to receive the UCL Safety Induction which is comprised of a local safety induction completed by the department followed by the online UCL Safety Induction.  It is the responsibility of the line manager to ensure that their new starters complete the UCL Safety Induction process. Section 5.1 of the UCL Organisation and Arrangements for Safety(pdf) describes the arrangements that the University has in place to carry out safety training. Department 

Safety Services
Departmental Safety Officers (DSO) To assist the Head in the creation, development, monitoring and review of the Department’s arrangements for safe working. Departmental Safety Officer (DSO) Item 3.3 UCL Organisation and Arrangements for Safety - Departmental Specialist Safety Roles Safety Services
Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) To assist the Head in the creation, development, monitoring and review of the Department’s arrangements for safe working in areas of work
involving ionising radiations and implementation of UCL
local rules
Radiation Protection Supervisors Item 3.3 UCL Organisation and Arrangements for Safety - Departmental Specialist Safety Roles. Working with Ionising Radiations at UCL, LR-5  Duties of RPS Working with Ionising Radiations at UCL, LR-14 Training requirements. Regulation 14 of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR99) Safety Services
Staff and Post graduate research students who work with unsealed radioactive sources To acquire the techniques necessary for the safe use of unsealed radioactive sources Safe Handling of Unsealed Radioactive Sources (SHURS) Working with Ionising Radiations at UCL, LR-14 Training requirements. Safety Services
Staff nominated as first aider at work Competence in first aid at work UCL's First Aid Arrangements The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Approved Code of Practice and Guidance L74 Safety Services
Staff appointed as DSE Assessors To gain the knowledge and skills to analyse workstations and to co-ordinate a programme of workstation assessments using the UCL RiskNET DSE tool Assessment of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Foundation Workshop The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (as amended in 2002) Safety Services
All staff involved with any aspect of recruitment and selection of staff Legal and policy requirements associated with recruitment and selection Any recruitment & selection course that includes policy information
Recruitment, Selection and Right to Work HR Policy Briefing
Recruiting and selecting the right people is of paramount importance to the continued success of UCL. This Recruitment and Selection Policy sets out how to ensure, as far as possible, that the best people are recruited on merit and that the recruitment process is free from bias and discrimination.
Recruitment and Selection Policy
HR Organisational Development
All staff involved in the appraisal of staff UCL policy requirements in regard to staff appraisal Appraisal Workshop The Appraisal Workshop mets the UCL requirement for all appraisers to be trained before conducting appraisals. HR Organisational Development
All new staff (within the first six weeks) Equality & Diversity Equality & Diversity
moodle.ucl.ac.uk/
Equality & Diversity HR Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
All staff and students Green UCL Green Awareness UCL: an introduction to environmental sustainability at UCL moodle.ucl.ac.uk/ Green UCL have produced a short Moodle course for all staff and students which gives an introduction to what environmental sustainability means for you, UCL and the wider world. Green UCL
New Non-Clinical Lecturers Learning and Teaching 30 credits over one year on the Institute of Education's "Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education" (PCTLHPE) UCL Arena Centre for Research-based Education Guidelines UCL Arena
New Non-Clinical Lecturers Academic development "Fundamentals of Teaching" or "Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education" Fundamentals of Teaching UCL Arena
Full-Time Teaching Fellows Learning and Teaching 30 credits over one year on the Institute of Education's "Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education" (PCTLHPE) UCL Arena Centre for Research-based Education Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education UCL Arena
Part-Time Teaching Fellows Academic development "Fundamentals of Teaching" or "Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education" Fundamentals of Teaching" or "Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education UCL Arena
New Research Student Supervisors Supervision skills An Introduction to Research Student Supervision at UCL This is a component of the Probationary Lecturer Scheme mentioned in 3.3 of the guidelines. UCL Arena
Probationary Lecturers Supervision skills An Introduction to Research Student Supervision at UCL It is an component of the Probationary Lecturer Scheme mentioned in 3.3 of the guidelines. UCL Arena
DEOLOS
(Departmental Equal Opportunity Liaison Officers)
Equality and diversity Equal Opportunity Equal Opportunity issues agreed with HODs as part of their role HR Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Porters Health and safety Manual Handling and Lifting Manual Handling and Lifting Safety Services