Biosafety Unit

Training

The Biosafety Unit provides basic training on biological safety to all University staff.

Introduction to Biological Safety

The Introduction to Biological Safety online course covers the basic principles of biological safety including an introduction to risk assessment, containment and control for work involving biological agents and genetically modified organisms.

Biological and Genetic Modification Safety

The Biological and Genetic Modification Safety training course is available both as an e-learning and face to face course. Both courses cover the general principles of biological safety including risk assessment, containment and control for work involving biological agents and genetically modified organisms.

Transport of Biological Materials

Transport of Biological Materials training is available both as an E-Learning and face to face course. Both courses cover how biological materials must be classified, packaged and labelled for transport.

Transport of biological materials and infectious substances

This is an online, IATA-certified training course on the safe transport of Division 6.2 Infectious Substances and Biological material.

Timetable

Timetable and registration.

Access to LEARN

All staff and students have access to the University's e-learning platform LEARN, either direct at https://www.learn.ed.ac.uk/ or via MyEd - both are EASE authenticated and, once logged in, you will  be presented with your own personal Homepage.

All courses provided by the Health and Safety Department can be found in the 'Course Catalogue' 

To enrol on a course following these instructions:

  1. Login to Learn  

  2. Select ‘Course Catalogue’ in the top right corner  

  3. The ‘Search catalogue’ options will load. Enter the course name in the search catalogue section and select ‘Go’.  If you aren’t sure what the name of the course is, try ‘Browse Categories’. 

  4. Expand the options menu next to the relevant Course ID (you’ll need to hover over it). Select ‘enrol’.  

  5. The self-enrol overlay will load providing further course information. Select ‘Submit’.  An enrolment success screen will load. Then select OK to access the course. 

Once enrolled, this course will appear on your Homepage next time you log in.

Course attendees data

If you require information on how to download course attendees, please email safetyelearning@ed.ac.uk for guidance.

 

 

Related Links

Biosafety Practitioner (Level 1) Foundation