Safety Videos & Training

We all have responsibility for our own safety, and the safety of others. 

You are expected to view the following resources as part of your induction to the University.

Health & Safety
The Aston University Health and Safety Video (subtitled)
Fire Safety

The fire alarm system has been upgraded. In an attempt to reduce the confusion of the two stage fire alarm system, the new alarms 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.

Improving Your Stress Resilience
The aims and outcomes of this presentation:
  • To understand what causes stress and how it can impact on you 
  • To help you to recognise and manage stress 
  • To help you to develop the resilience to cope with stress in a healthy way


Aston Staff Portal - H & S Training

Training courses 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
 3-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

Bookings for Staff & Graduate Development courses are made through the Aston Staff Portal. With the permission of their Line Manager, employees can manage their own course bookings, and Managers can now book their employees onto courses and view their training. Guidance on using this is available. 

If you are interested in undertaking a course that is not listed above, 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.