Health & Safety Department

Training and Audit Unit

Services of the Training and Audit Unit and information about the staff.

What does the Training and Audit Unit do?

The Training and Audit Co-ordinator provides a wide variety of health and safety training and auditing services to the University and can advise on a wide range of health and safety issues.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Trainer principally delivers First Aid training to University Staff but also offers the courses on a commercial basis.

What training is available?

There are a variety of courses available as standard, see Courses available, but the Training and Audit Co-ordinator can also tailor courses to suit staff needs. Please contact him for further advice.

Contact

Training and Audit Unit

  • Health and Safety Department
  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details

Address

Street

Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH1 1HT

Training and Audit Co-ordinator

Lawrence Dickson

Lawrence Dickson

Lawrence is the head of the Training and Audit Unit which offers training in all aspects of health and safety relating to University work and carries out audits of both a general and a specific topic based nature.

He has worked in the University for many years, first in the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Sciences, before joining the Health and Safety Department in 2000. Lawrence is a Chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH).

Mr Lawrence Dickson

Training and Audit Co-ordinator

  • Training and Audit Unit

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Health and Safety (First Aid) Trainer

John Nimmo

John Nimmo

John took over the new post of Health and Safety (First Aid) Trainer when he joined the Department in 2006.

He undertakes all the first aid training in-house.

In 2012 John won the St Andrew's First Aid Inaugural Scottish First Aid Award for the Public/Non-profit Sector. The Scottish First Aid Awards, in association with GSK, have been created to champion First Aid in Scotland and recognise those individuals and businesses that are leading the way in its provision.

John is available for advice and guidance on any first aid issue.

Mr John Nimmo

Health and Safety (First Aid) Trainer

  • Training and Audit Unit

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Commercial and e-Training Adminstrator

Susan Woodman

Following her work on Queen Margaret University’s Re:Locate Project, Susan joined the University of Edinburgh as Administrator of the Scottish Funding Council’s CHASTE (Coordinating Health and Safety in Tertiary Education) Project in 2008.

On conclusion of the Project, in April 2011, Susan joined the Training and Audit Unit and is responsible for the marketing and administration of the Unit’s commercial training courses, and in particular, the Biosafety Training Institute. Susan also manages the BTI website and social network, and is working on the development of the Unit’s e-learning courses.

Susan has previously worked in Marketing and Retail Management, and has an Honours degree in Public Policy and Management (Public Administration and Law).

Mrs Susan Woodman

Commercial and e-Training Administrator

  • Training and Audit Unit

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