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Health and Safety Directorate

Training Courses

HSD offer a wide range of health and safety training courses to Queen Mary University of London Schools, Institutes, and Directorates and, on request, external organisations. A number of courses are now being delivered online via Microsoft Teams and Blackboard Collaborate. HSD are also in the process of developing online QMPlus courses which can be completed in the delegates own time. To see which courses are currently being delivered and how, please study the course descriptions below.

The scheduled H&S training courses ensure that the H&S training needs of QMUL are met. Staff and Postgraduate Research Students must ensure that they fulfil the mandatory health and safety training requirements for their role. The Health and Safety Training Policy outlines QMUL’s approach to mandatory training and explains how Schools, Institutes and Directorates should be utilising the following documents:

Non-attendance: Our courses are usually free for all staff and PhD students to attend. However, there is a cost to QMUL involved in this provision and every non-attendance of a booked participant impacts QMUL resources. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the annual number of non-attendees. To counteract this, it has been agreed by the Vice-Principal for Teaching and Learning and the Chief Operating Officer that a charge for non-attendance will be imposed.

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On-line and Classroom based Training: 

Online H&S training courses held on QMPlus, including mandatory Fire Safety Awareness and Display Screen Equipment are available for QMUL staff and postgraduate students only. 

Online H&S training courses held on MS Teams or Blackboard Collaborate open and free upon registration to all QMUL staff and postgraduates. Please refer to the H&S course calendar for upcoming training dates.

Classroom based: Scheduled ‘taught’ H&S training courses are open and free upon registration to all QMUL staff and postgraduates (please note - certain nationally accredited courses provided may have a fee). Please refer to the H&S course calendar for upcoming training dates.

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Booking onto a course:

Accredited courses are IOSH Working & Managing Safely, Mental Health First Aid and (Emergency) First Aid at Work. These are bookable via the training request forms below. Please note these are free of charge for those on QMUL payrolls to attend and priority will be given based on a number of factors such as the relevance of the training to your role and coverage in your area (for first aid courses).

First Aid Training Request Form

Mental Health First Aid Training Request Form

IOSH Training Request Form 

Non-Accredited courses are bookable via CPD booking system, where we can accommodate much larger numbers (up to 40) of staff, pay rolled & non-pay rolled PhD students and external delegates.

External organisations: non-accredited H&S training courses are open to external organisations and bookable via the External Organisation Non-Accredited H&S Training Request Form. Please note that courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable - see QMUL e-Shop for details.

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H&S Training Course Descriptions 

Please see below for the course descriptions and further information of our H&S training courses. 

Biological and Genetic Modification for Clinical Trials Staff - HS025

Containment Level 3 – Practices and Principles - HS019

Decontamination & Sterilisation - HS026

Emergency First Aid at Work (1day) - HS034

First Aid at Work (FAA Level 3 Award) - HS035

First Aid at Work Re-Qualification (FAA Level 3 Award - 2 days) - HS036

First Aid Skills Update - HS037

Fire Marshal - HS016

Off-Site / Fieldwork Risk Assessment Training - HS017

GM Risk Assessment and Notification - HS029

Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment (COSHH) - HS005

Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment (COSHH) REFRESHER - HS015

IOSH Working Safely (1 day) - HS031

IOSH Managing Safely (3 days) - HS032

Laboratory Safety for Non-Research Staff - HS018

Manual Handling and Lifting - HS004

Mental Health First Aid (2 days) - HS040

Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) Training - HS027

Selection of Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - HS028

Working at Height - HS008

Working Safely with Biological Hazards - HS020

Working Safely with Biohazards and GM Agents REFRESHER - HS030

Working Safely with Ionising Radiation - HS006


 If you are unable to find what you are looking for please contact the H&S Helpdesk.

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