Details on the basic mandatory H&S training for new starts and visitors

Please see below for the basic mandatory H&S training you are required to do. All training should be documented on your personal training record.

Further specific training should be detailed on your PSSW or VRA, please see our various web-pages for more information (links below). 

Courses for all staff and students:

Edinburgh BioQuarter H&S manager Lindsay Murray
  • EbQ site Induction
  • Late and Lone working
  • Risk Assessment Training Clinic

Please use button below to check safety Bulletin for course dates and book directly with

Lindsay will send us your certificates.


University of Edinburgh H&S mandatory courses

Staff and postgraduate students Only: 
Fire safety awareness
Home Working
Healthy Working
Manual Handling

Cardinus system

Please email certificates to

Undergraduates Only
Student Ergonomics

Student ergonomics

Please email certificates to


University of Edinburgh Sustainability mandatory courses

Introduction to Sustainability

Please note there are different links for staff and students and be sure to click on the correct link.

Introduction to Sustainability

Please email confirmation that you have completed to

Courses for Lab Based Staff and Students

CVS required H&S courses on Learn

********ADVICE NOTE: SEPTEMBER 2023******

We have become aware the UoE Safety Training Department are in the process of moving courses from Learn to Learn Ultra and/or P&M, these are happening over the next couple of months. This will mean there are different methods for Staff and Students to access the courses.

If you find you are unable to access a course via the link below, please try this link - Online course migration | The University of Edinburgh - and see if the course has changed location. There also should be links on that page which will direct you to the new course.


  • Introduction to Biological Safety (Course ID: zu_introduction_to_biosafety)
  • Transport of Biological materials (Course ID: zu_transport_of_biological_materials)
  • Controlled use of substances hazardous to health (COSHH, Course ID: zu_practical_coshh_assessment_ultra)

Please email certificates to

Edinburgh BioQuarter H&S Presentations
  • How to avoid sharps injuries
  • Spills training

Training presentations

Please email confirmation that you have read to