HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING
The LSE provides general health and safety on-line training for all staff on the following topics: General Health and Safety Introduction, Fire Safety Awareness, Use of Display Screen Equipment (and workstation risk assessment), Manual Handling, Stress Management, and Personal Safety. There is more information on all these modules and how to access the on-line training at Complywise.
The Health and Safety Team also arranges a number of taught courses, some of which are open to all members of the LSE community, such as Safe Posture and Avoiding RSI, others might relate to a particular function someone has such as First Aider or Fire Warden, or which are a requirement of the job you do, such as manual handling or working at height. We also provide training for Health and Safety coordinators, managers and supervisors.
Health and Safety courses now appear and can be booked on the LSE's Training and Development system. If you cannot find the course you are interested in, or have problems making a booking, please contact Health.and.Safety@lse.ac.uk
Here is a sample of the courses regularly on offer:
Fire Safety Awareness Training. This course is aimed at fire wardens, evacuation volunteers, residential staff and other staff who may have a role in fire evacuation. The course covers how fires start and spread and fire precautions. There is also a practical session on the use of fire extinguishers.
Use of Evacuation chair. Training and practice session covering the use of an evacuation chair to assist mobility impaired people to evacuate in the event of fire. Session is aimed at existing volunteers and anyone who would be interested in volunteering.
Preventing RSI - safe posture talk. Tim Hanwell (osteopath) gives tips on how to achieve good posture and prevent aches and pains caused by working at a computer workstation or on laptop. Open to all staff and students.
Manual Handling. Practical session on safe lifting and moveing techniques to avoid injury whilst lifting, carrying or moving objects.
Complywise. A short workshop on how Complywise, the School's online training and risk assessment package works and to use the records management system attached to the package. For Health and Safety Co-ordinators or other staff designated as the Complywise contact.
Emergency First Aid skills. One day practical course on what to do in an emergency such as if someone collapses, or stops breathing. It includes how to administer CPR, place a casualty in the recovery position, control bleeding, and what to do if someone is choking.
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - Introduction to Health and Safety - Level 2. This is an externally accredited course and offers an introduction to health and safety legislation and issues in the workplace. Includes a short multiple choice exam to enable candidates to be awarded the CIEH award. Open to all staff, this is also a useful introduction for newly appointed Health and Safety Co-ordinators, supervisors or line managers.