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Health and Safety Services

Training from Birkbeck Health and Safety Service


Online Training

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Online training is available via our Awaken web-based system at https://birkbeck.awaken-be.com. Follow link and log-in with your College Username and Password. Induction training is automatically assigned to new users.

Other subjects include: Fire Safety Awareness, Safe use of Computer Workstations and online DSE risk assessment and Health and Safety for Managers. Other subjects will be coming soon. In the meantime if you wish to do one of these course please contact Health and Safety Service.


IOSH - Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing

A one-day certificate course for Managers. Tuesday 11 September 9.00 - 17.00. There is an end of course written examination and a workplace project that must be completed within two weeks of the end of the course.For more information on this course visit the IOSH website.  Book via Eventbrite   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iosh-managing-occupational-health-and-wellbeing-tickets-48267502399

Risk Assessment using Sevron

Thursday August 30th. 10.00 - 13.00 A half-day course on general health and safety risk assessment with an introduction to the Sevron online risk assessment system. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/risk-assessment-using-sevron-tickets-41077088678

COSHH Risk Assessment using Sevron

This course is for people needing to assess the risks of the use of hazardous substances under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH). The course introduces the Sevron online risk assessment system and its use for COSHH assessments. There are several opportunities to undertake this training.

Wednesday September 12 morning session 10.00 - 13.00. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/health-safety-coshh-assessments-with-sevron-tickets-28144389627

Wednesday September 12 afternoon session 14.00 - 17.00. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/health-safety-coshh-assessments-with-sevron-tickets-28144390630

Thursday September 20 10.00 - 13.00. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coshh-assessments-with-sevron-tickets-35936481985

Thursday September 27 14.00 - 17.00. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/health-safety-coshh-assessments-with-sevron-tickets-28178286012

Level 2 Award in Fire Safety

A one-day course for persons with special responsibilities for fire safety such as fire wardens. Wednesday September 19. 9.30 - 17.00. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/level-2-award-in-fire-safety-tickets-35973407430

Level 2 Award in Health and Safety at Work

A one-day course for persons with special responsibilities for general health and safety such as Departmental Safety Coordinators. September 25. 9.30 - 17.00 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/level-2-award-in-health-and-safety-in-the-workplace-tickets-35172033499

Level 2 Award in Manual Handling

A one-day course for staff undertaking manual handling tasks as a regular part of their work. Monday 10 September 09.30 - 17.00. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manual-handling-training-tickets-48120769517

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Health & Safety Services, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX. Tel: 020 7631 6218, email: healthandsafety@bbk.ac.uk