Course Details

Departmental Safety Officers' Induction Training Module 4: Overseas Travel and Fieldwork

Who should attend?

An essential course for newly appointed departmental or unit safety officers (DSOs) from Social Science or Humanities departments, or those who have not attended a similar course before. DSOs from some Science departments undetaking extensive travel and fieldwork may also need to atttend this module. 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.

Module 4 looks at some of the more specialist topics affecting Social Science and Humanities departments. However, DSOs from Science and Clinical departments whose staff undertake a significant amount of overseas travel may also find the session beneficial. There will be opportunities for informal discussion during coffee and at the end of the sessions.

An indicative list of the topics covered for Module 4 is provided for information:

  • Basic CoSHH
  • Travel insurance
  • Fieldwork and overseas travel
  • The University's travel clinic and fitness to travel

DSOs from ALL departments, along with other departmental staff, may require further specific training relevant to their department's activities, and specialist courses are offered separately.


There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

The next DSO induction training will take place in Michaelmas Term 2019. Please keep an eye on the training web pages for further updates.

For further information contact Safety Office.