Safety Videos & Training

Health and Safety training is available through the Health & Safety Unit or through Staff Development.

Health & Safety - We all have responsibility for our own safety, and the safety of others. You are expected to view this resource as part of your induction to the University.

Fire Safety at Aston - Evacuation Procedures 
The fire alarm system has been upgraded. In an attempt to reduce the confusion of the two stage fire alarm system, the new alarms recently installed are now voice enhanced. Please watch the short video to familiarise yourself with the new sounds. In addition, should the fire activation be in your immediate risk area the system will bypass the 3 minute alert (stage one) and revert straight into (stage two) full evacuation which must be undertaken immediately.  

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For information and training on the use of fire extinguishers and the evacuation chair please contact David White, University Fire Safety Officer.

Other specific training courses are available, for example:-


 Fire Safety Awareness (Mandatory for all staff)  1.5-hour presentation
 Fire Warden  3-hour theory & practical
 Fire Warden & Evacuation Chair Operator   4-hour theory & practical
 First Aid at Work
 2-day theory & practical
 Emergency First Aid  1-day theory & practical
 Manual Handling  Half-day course
 Use of Display Screen Equipment (DSE)  Half-day course
 IOSH Working Safely (accredited)                     1-day course
 Risk Assessment  1-day course
 COSHH Awareness 2-hours

If you are interested in undertaking any of the courses above, or have an interest in a topic not listed, please contact the Health & Safety Unit or Staff Development.  The Health & Safety Unit also has a small selection of training videos, which you may arrange to borrow.