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Provided by: Department of Physics - Health & Safety


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Physics Health & Safety: H&S Induction Part 2 - Risk Assessment Briefing (Online)

Self-taught course


Departmental health and safety induction for STAFF, visitors, graduate students, undergraduate students (Part IB, II, or III) and MASt students starting study or work at the Department of Physics who will be doing one or more of the following:

  • running experiments
  • providing technical support
  • carrying out workshop or maintenance work
  • managing other people's work
  • running events

You may only attend this course if you have passed Part 1 and Fire Safety Training (see "prerequisites" below).

This course is on VLE (Cambridge Moodle). When you book on this course an email will be sent to you with self-enrolment instructions.

Note: You are still required to complete the Covid-19 Pandemic Safety Briefing

Anyone only working in an office is not required to complete this course, unless they manage people or events.

Target audience
  • Anyone who will be working/studying at the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

Fire Training Online

Physics Health & Safety: H&S Induction Part 1 Briefing (Online)


By the end of this course (Part 2), people doing practical experiments/work or managing events/others should be able to:

  • Identify hazards and related risks
  • Consider how they can carry out their project/activity without undue risks to themselves and others
  • Draft a risk assessment for their proposed project/event
  • Justify their risk control measures to their supervisor and others

To enable students, staff and visitors to work safely at the Department of Physics, and comply with legal and other requirements, regardless of what they are doing.


There is a short quiz at the end of the course.


You must attend these sessions to be allowed to carry out any work at the Department.

If you were a summer student/visitor and have attended an induction in the past 2 years, please tell the Undergraduate or Graduate Office or HR (as appropriate to your position).


Approximately 45 minutes.


You should repeat this training once every four years, or if:

  • you have been away from the Department for at least 2 years
  • you were a student and are now a member of staff
  • you were a Part III student and are now a PhD student
  • you failed the quiz
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