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 is only available as a face to face session and covers 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 'Self-enrol' tab in the top right hand corner of LEARN, then by clicking ' Self Enrol Health & Safety Courses ' in the Course Catalogue section on that page (top right hand of the page once loaded).

To enrol on a course, hover over the course code and click the small arrow which appears at the end of the course name, then choose 'Enrol'. 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