Mandatory online health and safety training available

Posted by bv39 at Jan 20, 2020 02:52 PM |
The University has launched an online training service provided by Cardinus called “Healthy Working”. The online service will offer you access to mandatory training including Health and Safety Induction, Fire Safety Awareness and self-assessment for computer workstations (DSE). All members of staff (with the exception of those with an agency worker or collaborator IT account) have access to the system automatically.

The training can be accessed by clicking this link and selecting ‘submit’. It operates on a single-sign-on basis meaning you will not require a username and password (although, if you are accessing it offsite, you’ll need to use VPN).

What does this mean for me?

You can undertake the training whenever you’d like. Please allow approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete each training course. You are advised to complete each course in one session. However, if you need to pause the training, the system will recognise where you left and restart from that point. Once you complete your training, a certificate will be available for you to download or print. You can access these at any time by clicking on the relevant course.

The Healthy Working training will give you some training in how to best use your workspace. After you complete it, you will be prompted to undertake a DSE self-assessment to identify if improvements can be made. If the self-assessment highlights an issue, you will be given guidance to resolve it. The guidance will be presented within the “My Healthy Working Plan”. When you complete the actions presented, please update your plan.

What if I need help?

Any problems with the software should be directed to Please make it clear that you are reporting an issue or error with the Cardinus platform. Wherever possible, please include a screenshot to show precisely what the issue is.Please do not report issues directly to Cardinus.

Home workers can access the system using VPN. If you cannot access the system and you’re not Unitemps or honorary, please allow a few days and try again. If the issue persists, please contact and this can be investigated.

If your self-assessment flags an issue you cannot resolve, a DSE assessor will need to visit you to carry out an assessment in person.

You will also need a personal assessment if you are an honorary colleague or from Unitemps as you currently cannot access the online system.

If you have any other queries regarding the software, please do not hesitate to contact the Health and Safety Team.

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