Health and Safety training

We are committed to ensuring that all staff receive the Health and Safety Training they need, when they need it. To enable this, the Health and Safety team provide training sessions which are bookable via Trent.

Our training brochures explain the different courses that are available across our campuses:

If you would like to find out more or if a course you think you need isn’t listed please contact the safety team via

Mandatory training

  • All new staff are required to attend University Induction which includes an induction to Health and Safety. All University Induction is recorded on Trent.
  • All new staff should receive a local induction which includes elements of health and safety, as required in their role.
  • All staff who have worked at the University for more than 3 years will be required to attend a mandatory update / refresher session every 3 years to ensure they are kept up to date with all University Health and Safety arrangements. A new online E-learning system is in development for this, but until then staff are asked to book onto the Health and Safety Refresher Course.

Please note: if you have just joined the University and have completed induction, you do not need this refresher training until you have been here for 3 years.

Role specific health and safety training

Some staff will need additional safety training in order to carry out their role safely (e.g. radiation protection, working at heights, laser safety, and bottled gas safety. This training should be identified on induction and thereafter in the annual PDR.

Nominated safety roles

Some staff may choose to volunteer to act in nominated safety roles such as qualified first aider, COSHH assessor or Fire Marshall. These staff will receive central training and update training as required. Specific requirements for training in these roles as set on in the relevant safety standard (e.g. first aid, fire, COSHH)

Health and safety training for managers/senior leaders

  • Managers can choose to attend ILM level 3 approved course “Health, Safety and Environmental Management”.
  • Managers can request a 1:1 with a member of the Health and Safety Department as part of their induction / professional development.


Booking training

Booking of all Health & Safety courses (except the 3 day ‘First Aider’ at Work training course*) is via the Learning and Development website.

Requests from staff to become First Aiders and attend the ‘First Aider at Work’ training course must be made directly to the Health & Safety Office and have the approval of your line manager.