Health & Safety Department

Health and Safety awareness training for Principal Investigators or Supervisors who work with laboratory animals

This training is an introduction to health and safety for those with responsibility for managing University units, such as divisions or sections, and research group leaders and also work or supervise those who work with laboratory animals.

The course will outline the University management structure for health and safety, duties of Principal Investigators or Supervisors, and training requirements for individual members of staff.

Risk assessment for managers is also covered, along with further sources of information and guidance.

This course is also available as a traditional classroom based course from the Health and Safety Department on request.

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.

 

 

Suitability

All Heads of Divisions and Other Management Units, below School level, and Principal Investigators (PIs).

e-learning package

Mandatory training – laboratory animal allergens

On 20th August 2014, the Central Management Group (CMG) gave its full backing to the creation and delivery of 3 mandatory training courses for 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. 

Health and Safety Awareness for Principal Investigators or Supervisors

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

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

Health and Safety Awareness for Principal Investigators and Supervisors online course 

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 laboratory animal allergens and health surveillance e-learning course in LEARN.

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

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 respiratory protective equipment e-learning course in LEARN.

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