Fire safety awareness
Fire safety awareness course that all staff should undertake.
Fire safety awareness training is available on line on the LEARN platform. All members of staff are required to complete the staff training as part of their induction training and thereafter at least once every 3 years. It is the responsibility of the Head of School/Management Unit to ensure staff complete fire safety awareness training as per this arrangement, to ensure the University meets their statutory obligations in reference to staff training.
Where online training is not available, or is deemed to be inappropriate due to the nature of duties undertaken, fire awareness training can be delivered through arrangement with the Fire Safety Unit. Please note, in all circumstances fire awareness training requires to be undertaken during normal working hours.
The Fire Safety Awareness course is available via the LEARN platform as an e-Learning course. Please click here for instructions or see the 'Access to LEARN' instructions below.
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.
Firefox Quantum issue
Please note that LEARN does not work correctly within Firefox Quantum and therefore some of our training videos will not run if using this browser. If you are using a managed desktop, you will have the correct version of Firefox installed.
IS have provided the following advice:
There are a couple of choices. You could play these videos in a different browser such as Safari or Chrome, or alternatively it is possible to have two versions of Firefox installed on your Mac - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1149213. You can then download the correct version of Firefox from here - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/.
Please see this link for supported browsers - https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/computing/application-development/application-support/supported-web-browsers
Face to face course
University policy with fire safety including;
- Location of the Fire Safety Unit
- Function of Fire Safety Unit
- Function of Fire Safety Unit personnel
Video presentation - " Action in Event of a Fire" or "Bradford"
Overview of Fire alarm systems
- General provision and operation
General Evacuation Procedures
- Fire action notices
- Indication of exits and escape routes
- Protection of escape routes
- Annual evacuation drill
Video presentation - "Action in Event of a Fire"
Portable fire appliances
- EN3 provision and colour coding
- Recharging procedure
- Knowledge of place of work
- Location of fire extinguishers and their use
- Evacuation principals for their place of work
Procedures for out of normal hours working, including:
- Risk assessment
- Evacuation procedure/entrapped persons
The course lasts one hour. Please arrive promptly for the beginning of the course.
Booking onto the course
University personnel should apply for this course by contacting the Fire Safety Unit.
Please provide your name, department, address, telephone number and email address.