4 Provision of Health & Safety Information, Instruction & Training
The Head of Department has overall responsibility for the provision of safety information, but in practice this will be available through the DSO, see also the noticeboard in the corridor outside Room 302.
All new workers will undertake safety induction training before commencing work in the Department. This will be carried out by the Laboratory Safety Supervisor or their appointee. The LSS must be informed when a new worker, guest worker, postgraduate or project student is about to start work in their area. The Induction Form must also be completed.
Specific training will be given by your LSS or by a member of staff designated by them who is experienced in a particular technique together with its attendant safety aspects.
LSS's may delegate training but must follow up to ensure adequate training has been received.
If you do not feel you are receiving adequate training, discuss this matter first with your LSS and then with the DSO.
The University encourages staff to attend First Aid courses approved by them. There are also regular courses on safety.