Training and Learning Resources for University of Glasgow Staff and Research Students

SEPS provide a number of trainer-led health and safety training courses and electronic resources. These are available to University of Glasgow staff and postgraduate research students only. Note that there is a charge for some of these courses as indicated below.


Staff Health and Safety Induction

New staff beginning work in the University are required to complete the Health, Safety & Wellbeing electronic induction within the their first 3 months at the University.  Existing staff are also encouraged to complete the induction. Details of the induction programme can be found the the Health, Safety & Wellbeing webpage.  On-line Induction for New Staff 

Fire Safety

SEPS provide fire safety awareness training for all staff via an on-line training package.  Details of how to access this are provided on the main fire safety webpage.  Staff should access and complete this training at least every three years.  

We also provide face-to-face fire safety training courses to Area Fire Officers and to Fire Wardens and can arrange additional bespoke fire safety training where local fire risk merits this.  Contact SEPS for details.  Fire Extinguishers - Colours, Classes and Guidance on Use‌‎‌‎‌‎

Health and Safety

SEPS provide general health and safety training for managers, safety coordinators and staff through courses approved by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). There is a cost for both of these courses.  Managing Safely (IOSH accredited) / Working Safely (IOSH accredited)

Zurich Municipal Health and Safety Training

Safety training covering risk assessment, inspection systems and accident/incident investigation can be provided via courses delivered by Zurich Municipal insurance company.  Further details of these are available on the following page.  Zurich Safety Training Courses

First Aid

SEPS provide first aid training courses for staff. There is a cost for these courses.  First-aid

First Aid Mobile Phone Apps

First-aid apps - St John's Ambulance

First-aid apps - Red Cross

Manual Handling

SEPS provide a manual handling training course for staff. There is a cost for this course.  Manual Handling and Backcare

Chemical Safety

SEPS provide a chemical safety training course for staff and research students.

Training in COSHH and chemical awareness is either delivered as a a full day course or as a bite sized training option which lasts from a minimum of 2 hours up to a half day session.  Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Biological Safety

SEPS provide a biological and genetic modification safety training course for staff and research students.  Biological and Genetic Modification Safety

Transport of Biological Hazards

Training on the safe transport of biological hazards can be obtained from a number of suppliers.  Transport of Biological Hazards

Waste Management

SEPS provide a waste management training course for staff.  Waste Management Training

Online Resources

Step-by-step Guide to Inspection of Electrical Equipment‌‎‎‌‌‎‌‎