Health & Safety Department


The Health and Safety Department provide various training courses for University employees and students.

General and face to face training

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A number of courses are offered as standard or as face to face by the Training and Audit Unit to staff in the University.

First Aid training

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Due to the current coronavirus outbreak the Health and Safety Department has decided to cancel all first aid courses and defibrillator training at the University of Edinburgh until further notice. This is because we are unable to maintain the recommendations for social distancing during these courses, where people are required to have regular and close personal contact. In the meantime the Health and Safety Department are hosting online sessions intended for University First Aiders to offer support during the current Covid-19 situation. The format of these is via MS TEAMS. These sessions are open to all University First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders and are bookable via MyEd.


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e-Learning packages available from the Health and Safety Department

Training required

This page details all the health and safety training courses a staff member may require whilst at the University

Training resources (secured)

Training materials available from the Health and Safety Department for use in local training

Commercial training

Details on the commercial training provided by the Health and Safety Department.


Times, dates, and locations for our upcoming general health and safety training courses.

Related Links

Radiation protection training

Fire Safety training

Biosafety training

Training DVDs