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HSE training procedure


To ensure that staff, safety representatives, members of the working environment committee and managers at all levels will have the necessary training for their duties and responsibilities with regard to the working environment. It should also ensure that students and trainees have the necessary training in hazardous work.

Range of application

This procedure applies to all units at the University.


Managers are responsible for the completion and documentation of training. The HSE Unit is responsible for provision of the basic training every year.


Managers shall keep a list of who requires training, and records of who has received it. They must ensure that anyone requiring training goes on a course. The employer will cover the costs of training. Anyone who has completed training does not need to retake it.

Basic training

Safety representatives and members of the working environment committee must have received basic training within one year of taking up office. The HSE Unit shall coordinate basic training for the University. Basic training should be a minimum of three days. Managers must ensure that safety representatives in units with high risk receive necessary training in excess of three days. Basic training can also be given via external courses.

Training for managers

  • Basic training: Managers should take the modules of basic training they need, with the module concerning the University's HSE system as a minimum.
  • Training in HR work: See details from the Department of Personell Support.
  • Courses in hazardous work: Managers of hazardous work must ensure that safety is prioritised. They shall therefore attend the required training in hazardous work.

Emergency response training

  • First aid course:
    • Staff performing hazardous work, which may make first aid neccesary, should have first aid courses repeated every five years.
    • In units that have a defibrillator the manager shall ensure that at least 5 empolyees sitting near the defibrillator has training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and in the use the defibrillator that are repeated annually.
    • First aid courses are purchased externally.     
  • Fire prevention and emergency response: The responsible for the department and floor contact should have fire protection courses.

Training in hazardous work

  • Necessary training in hazardous work must be taken by staff, students and trainees performing hazardous work and their managers.
  • Managers must ensure that the safety representative for staff performing hazardous work also receives the necessary training in hazardous work.
  • Training consists of courses and on-site training (e.g. device-specific training).
  • See the table below for mandatory courses in hazardous work. Unless otherwise stated, courses must be completed before hazardous work is started or repeated if necessary. The courses that the HSE Unit coordinate are stated. Courses can also be bought-in or ordered from the equipment supplier.
Courses Target group Comments
Safety in the laboratory Working in the laboratory Must be taken within 1 year.
Substance database, chemical handling Use of hazard-labelled chemicals Must be taken within 1 year.
HSE when handling gas, for managers Personnel supervising work with gas Must be taken within 1 year.
Safety when handling gas - user course Personnel working with gas Must be taken within 1 year.
User course in radiation protection for work with open radioactive sources Users of open radioactive sources Must be taken within 1 year.
Infection control Anyone exposed to the danger of infection working with biological agents Order from the HSE Unit. Must be taken within 1 year.

Personal protective Equipment

  • Respirators
  • Gloves
  • Goggles
Anyone using protective personal protective equipment. Must be taken within 1 year.

Hazardous equipment:

  • Hazardous machinery
  • Lifting gear
Working with dangerous equipment  
Working at heights, fall protection Anyone working at a height of 2 m or more above the ground wheere thre is no fixed platform with railings or approved scaffolding  
Scaffolding and ladders Anyone using scaffolding, wheeled scaffolding or ladders at a hight of 2 m or more above the ground  
Dangerous tools Anyone using bolt pistols, large angle grinders, drills and cleavers, nail guns, pressure washers, drills and grinders  
Hot work Anyone performing hot work involving open flames, welding, cutting and/or grinding equipment outside of fixed, designated work areas Recertification every 5 years.
Personnel lifts Anyone using lifts  

Safety Equipment:

  • Fume hoods
  • Local extraction
  • Safety bench
Anyone using safety equipment. Must be taken within 1 year.
Instructed personnel Those serving electrical installations (switch / reset fuses) Must be taken within 1 year.
FSE courses Anyone working on electrical systems who can be exposed to current flow Repeated annually
Violence and threats Anyone in contact with the public where there is a risk of violence and intimidation Order from the HSE Unit. Must be taken within 1 year.
Asbestos Anyone who might be exposed to asbestos Must be taken within 1 year.


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Document ID

  • Compiled by: Unit for HSE and emergency preparedness
  • Authorized by: University Director Gunn-Elin Aa. Bjørneboe
  • Date of authorization: 19.05.2017
  • Version: 4
  • Case and document no. in ePhorte: 2012/11454-81
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Published June 24, 2013 12:14 PM - Last modified July 8, 2021 4:22 PM