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.


CANCELLED  - Tuesday, 11 February 2020 (10.00am – 1.00pm)

Cancelled - Wednesday, 8 April 2020 (10.00am – 1.00pm)

Cancelled - Wednesday, 24 June 2020 (10.00am – 1.00pm)

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 (10.00am – 1.00pm)

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 (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 email the Safety Services office on with the date you wish to attend and include your full name, department and IT account details.

Please ensure this training has been approved by your Line Manager/Supervisor and you have permission to attend on the date specified.

Registration closes 48 hours prior to the event.


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

For Office Use Only Course Code:  SDCHS002

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Location, where are we?

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





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