Departmental Safety Officers Training - Core

Course Description


Course Overview


The course is intended to equip Departmental Safety Officers (DSOs) with information that will help them to assist with the organisation of health and safety within their departments and to advise colleagues. This is for both newly appointed, and existing DSOs, who have not previously attended.


Wednesday, 26 June 2019 (10.00am - 1.00pm)

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 (10.00am - 1.00pm)

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 (10.00am - 1.00pm)

What can I expect to cover?

A course designed to provide new Departmental Safety Officers’ with an understanding of the key aspects of the role:

  • Health & Safety – Why? Who? How?
  • Advising, Assisting and Communicating Health & Safety
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act – Health & Safety Management
  • Duties of a DSO – Your vital role
  • The Reporting Process

The Core training is supplemented by Essential and Specialist training modules, including COSHH, Manual Handling and Risk Assessment which will provide new DSOs with the knowledge and confidence to support Health and Safety activities in their work place.

What will I get out of this course?

On completion you will be able to:

  • Understand who the is responsible for health and safety at the University
  • Be able to advise, assist their colleagues in general health and safety matters
  • Understand the need to effectively communicate health and safety
  • Understand the Plan, Do, Check, Act health and safety management process
  • Gain a clear understanding of the role of DSO
  • Understand the types of incidents to report and how to report them
Who is it for?

Suitable for both newly appointed, and existing Departmental Safety Officers at the University of Leicester, who have not previously attended.

Participant preparation needed?


Additional Information

Following attendance a Certificate of Completion will be issued.

What prior experience do I need?

No prior knowledge is required.

Formal assessment



Facilitated by Safety Services.

Delegate places

Maximum 20 delegates
Minimum 5 delegates

How to make
your reservation

Please complete the On-line Booking Form submitting to Organisational Development. Booking Conditions apply.

Registration closes 48 hours prior to the event.


About the workshop content:
Contact Safety Services email: tel: (0116) 252 2426

About the workshop arrangements:
Contact Organisational Development email: /  tel: (0116) 252 5680 / 252-5118 / 223-1257.

For Office Use Only Course Code:  SDCHS002

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Booking Forms

How to Book
To make a request to attend a training and development workshop, please complete a Booking Form.  Please note Booking Conditions apply. 

Additional requirements
If you have any access or additional requirements, please contact Staff Development Contact Us.  

About Us

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Organisational Development,
Division of Human Resources,
University of Leicester,
Room 004, ground floor, Astley Clarke Building,
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH





0116 252 5021