Course Details

Departmental Safety Officers' Induction Training Module 2: Identifying Gaps

Who should attend?

An essential course for all newly appointed departmental or unit safety officers (DSOs), or those who have not attended a similar course before. Heads of Department, Administrators or others with safety remit are also encouraged to attend.

Course Details

Departmental or unit safety officers (DSOs) represent an important link between the department or unit and the University Safety Office. DSOs offer safety advice to their heads of department, coordinate the advice of other specialist safety advisers and assist with the implementation and monitoring of University policy in their respective areas. The DSO role is clearly a vital one within the health and safety management network of the University.

The DSO course is offered in several themed modules, and attendance at each relevant module is required.

The general theme for Module 2 is the assessment of risk and covers topics that are common to all departments of the Univeristy. The indicative list of topics is as follows:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Risk assessment'
  • Fire safety and fire risk assessment
  • Assessment of first aid neeeds and accident/incident reporting
  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Manual handling operations
  • Electrical safety
  • Summary and close of session


There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

The next DSO induction training will take place in Michaelmas Term 2018. Please keep an eye on the training web pages for further updates

For further information contact Safety Office.