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Safety eLearning Training Courses

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ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONAccident InvestigationThis course is for staff who wish to have a basic understanding of a systematic approach to incident/ accident investigation
BIOSAFETYPrinciples and Practice of BiosafetyMandatory for laboratory users who are new to work with infectious micro organisms, including genetically modified micro organisms and potentially infectious material (including cell cultures).
DSEAssessment of Display Screen Equipment

This eLearning course is a pre-requisite for Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessors attending the DSE Assessors’ Advanced Workshop

FIREFire Safety

The Fire Safety course is mandatory for all staff including temporary workers, and postgraduate students. 

Module 1 provides basic fire safety information and consists of four short films covering:

  • Fire safety
  • Fire evacuation for persons with a disability
  • Role of the FEM
  • Types of portable fire extinguishers

Module 2 is designed for UCL designated Fire Evacuation Marshals

GASUsing Gas Cylinders Safely within Universities

Pre-requisite for the following course:

  • Connecting Regulators & Safe Cylinder Set-up Practical Workshop

Compressed Gas Safety in the Laboratory

Recommended for anyone at UCL working with compressed gases in a laboratory

UCL Safety Induction

Mandatory for all new staff and post graduate students
LABORATORYPrinciples of Laboratory Safety

Mandatory for new postgraduate research students starting work in laboratories
Recommended for:

  • New laboratory staff as part of their safety induction
  • Staff and students who are working in a laboratory
LEGIONELLA Awareness of Legionella Bacteria in Water SystemsStaff and students including Heads of Department
LIQUID NITROGENUsing Liquid Nitrogen Safely within Universities

Pre-requisite for the following course:

  • Safe Decanting of Liquid Nitrogen
RADIATIONPrinciples of Radiation Safety

Pre-requisite for the following course:

  • Safe Handling of Unsealed Radioactive Sources
RISK ASSESSMENTPrinciples of Risk Assessment

Pre-requisite for the following courses:

  • Risk Assessment for Fieldwork
  • Risk Assessment for the Laboratory
  • Risk Assessment for Workshop Users
  • Risk Assessment for the Office
  • Risk Assessment of Manual Handling Operations
X-RAYSafe Use and Management of X-RaysRecommended for anyone using or managing x-ray equipment