Health & Safety Department

Principal Investigators and supervisors

Principal Investigators and supervisors have responsibility for the health and safety of staff and students in their research groups.

Responsibilities

Their responsibilities are detailed in the University Health and Safety Policy Framework: Organisation document, Section 13, an extract of which is provided below.

Framework: Organisation Section 13

University Health and Safety Policy

The full Health and Safety Policy and Framework documents are available online.

University Health and Safety Policy and codes of practice

Guidance

Guidance is available on our website to assist PI's etc in fulfilling this role.

General guidance section

Risk Assessments

Occupational health information for managers

Radiation safety guidance

Biosafety duties and guidance

Training

To help them in fulfilling this role, the Health and Safety Department offers various training sessions, both online and face to face.

Health and Safety Awareness for Principal Investigators or Supervisors (secured)is recommended for all PIs or supervisors.

Mandatory training – laboratory animal allergens

It is a requirement that all Research Group Leaders, Principal Investigators and other relevant managers and supervisors who themselves are potentially exposed to animal allergens, and/or whose group members, or other relevant colleagues, would expect to have a similar potential for exposure, and all their staff/researchers in their groups complete the following courses. 

Health and Safety Awareness for Supervisors (including Principal Investigators)

All Principal Investigators and/or supervisors who work with laboratory animals (see above) must complete this training. It is recommended for all other Principal Investigators or supervisors.

The online course is available in People and Money (for staff).  Please self-enrol on the online course using the button below.

STAFF: Self-enrol on the Health and Safety Awareness for Supervisors online course in People and Money

Please contact your School Safety Adviser to ascertain if face to face sessions are offered or if you should use the online package.

Laboratory animal allergens and health surveillance

If staff or students will be undertaking work with animals, then the PI or supervisor, as well as those staff or students working with animals, must also complete the online Occupational Health and Animal Allergen (AA) Exposure course.

Please contact your School Safety Adviser to ascertain if face to face sessions are offered or if you should use the online course.

STAFF

Staff can self-enrol on the online course in People and Money using the button below. 

STAFF: Self-enrol on the Occupational Health and Animal Allergens (AA) exposure online course in People and Money

STUDENTS

The course is available but Learn Ultra does not allow students to self-enrol on courses.  We are currently working on a solution for this, but if you require access to this training in the meantime, please email safety.training@ed.ac.uk with your name and the course you wish to be enrolled on, and you will be manually enrolled.

Respiratory Protective Equipment

If staff or students are required to wear any respiratory protective equipment, then the PI or supervisor, as well as those staff or students working with animals, must also complete the online Respiratory Protective Equipment course.  This is available in People and Money (for staff) and  LEARN Ultra (for students).

Please contact your School Safety Adviser to ascertain if face to face sessions are offered or if you should use the e-learning package.

STAFF

Staff can self-enrol on the online course in People and Money using the button below. 

STAFF: Self-enrol on the Respiratory Protective Equipment online course in People and Money

STUDENTS

The course is available but Learn Ultra does not allow students to self-enrol on courses.  We are currently working on a solution for this, but if you require access to this training in the meantime, please email safety.training@ed.ac.uk with your name and the course you wish to be enrolled on, and you will be manually enrolled.

Follow the guidance below on how to access LEARN and choose the appropriate course, as detailed below.

Access to online learning

STAFF All staff are required to access the health and safety training via the Learning app on People and Money (P&M).  The Health and Safety Department are currently working on transferring all of the training from Learn (previously used by all staff and students) onto People and Money.  Courses are being added periodically so please check back regularly for availability. 

Staff may be assigned training, and this can be accessed by logging into P&M, and selecting the "Learning" option (contained in "Me") and selecting Current Learning.  All courses which have been assigned to you will be available in this area.

If a member of staff wishes to search for health and safety training courses, they can do so by using the "browse catalog" option and selecting Health and Safety.  Users may also use the "Search" function to search for a course using the title or keywords.

STUDENTS All students are required to access the health and safety training via Learn Ultra.  The Health and Safety Department are working on transferring all of the training from Learn (previously used by all staff and students) onto People and Money.  Courses are being added periodically so please check back regularly for availability. 

Course attendees data

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

 

 

Other courses are available on our Training webpages