Zurich Safety Training Courses

SEPS are pleased to offer a suite of no-cost safety training courses that are open to staff across the University.  These courses run as one-day or half day sessions and are delivered by the University liability insurers, Zurich Municipal.  Although University staff will have priority, postgraduate students may also register an interest and will be offered places if these are available. The courses are NOT open to anyone from outwith the University.

The courses are suitable as an introduction to the topic for staff who have specific safety management functions, although we would recommend that  Safety Co-ordinators, certainly in higher risk units, attend our IOSH certificated “Managing Safely” course, rather than these short courses.

Staff may choose any combination of courses from the three available.

PLEASE NOTE:-  These courses will only run if there is sufficient interest to allow us to run them. 

VENUE - These courses will be held in the Conference Room of the Isabella Elder Building which is located on the first floor.  PLEASE NOTE if you are unable to access the first floor of a building with no lift please advise safety@glasgow.ac.uk as soon as possible. 

Anyone who wants to attend these courses should register by contacting safety@glasgow.ac.uk. 

Risk assessment (one–day) - This course covers the fundamental principles of risk assessment and is aimed at anyone who has to carry out or review risk assessments.

Risk assessment course outline

Inspection systems (half-day) - This course is aimed at staff who set-up or take part in internal departmental systems for carrying out periodic safety inspection of their workplaces.  This should be done in virtually all workplaces to some level, including office environments.

Inspection systems course outline

Incident investigation (half-day) - This is relevant to all staff and aims to provide  a basic understanding of the need for reporting and investigation of near-misses and accidents, an appreciation of how to conduct an effective investigation and how to use the information to best effect to improve safety. 

Incident investigation course outline