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Fri 28 Jun 2024
09:30 - 12:30

Venue: Greenwich House, Heidelberg/Granada (Combined) Room

Provided by: Health, Safety and Regulated Facilities


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Departmental Safety Officer Essentials (An introduction to your role)

Fri 28 Jun 2024

Description

If you are a newly appointed Departmental Safety Officer (DSO), this course will give you all the essential information you need to understand your new role - what the role involves and what is doesn’t. We will introduce the key topics of Health and Safety that you will be working with and have plenty of opportunity to discuss any queries that you have. The course should be completed within 3 months of being appointed as a DSO. Space permitting, we also welcome current DSOs and others with a health and safety role.

Target audience
  • Departmental Safety Officers and Safety Technicians
  • Further details regarding OHSS’ eligibility criteria are available
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 28 Jun   09:30 - 12:30 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg/Granada (Combined) Room map Margaret Glendenning
Topics covered

We will introduce the key topics of Health and Safety that you will be working with –

  • 1. What the role of the DSO is and what it isn’t
  • 2. The Law: The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) and the Management of Health and Safety Regulations (MHSR)
  • 3. Managing for Health and Safety – HSG65 HSE Guidance
  • 4. The University Governance Structure, Policy and Committees
  • 5. Risk Assessment
  • 6. Safety Training
  • 7. Accident and Incident Management
  • 8. Workplace Inspection and Safety Office Audits
  • 9. Developing your Role and Team
  • 10. How to access support

We will have plenty of opportunity to discuss any queries that you have. The course will cover the basics, additional training is available following this course to give more detail on each area.

Objectives

By the end of the course candidates will:

  • 1. Have knowledge of Health and Safety law and legislation and University policy and procedures
  • 2. Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Departmental Safety Officer (DSO) and how it helps to manage safety effectively
  • 3. Know how the Safety Office supports DSOs and how to access help when needed
Format

Presentations

Charging

Non-University participants, including college staff are charged £28 per participant, see charging for further information.

Notes

Further information for Departmental Safety Officers can be found on the Safety Office and HSE Books websites.

Duration

One half day session

Frequency

Twice a year

Theme
Safety Officers & Administrators

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