September 2025



Managing Health and safety in the Animal Facility

The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main concepts of health and safety management systems and of the benefits of a positive health and safety culture in the workplace to aid staff welfare. This unit is designed to give learners a detailed and broad understanding of health and safety in the workplace and the legislation that governs it.

Dates to be confirmed.

You will cover

  • Legislation
  • Specialised Risk Assessments
  • Chemical and Biological Risk Assessment
  • Management Structure
  • Engineering controls
  • Zoonosis
  • Laboratory Animal Allergens
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Accident Reporting
  • Staff Welfare
  • Management tools

Key Skills you will develop

  • Knowledge and understanding of UK Health and Safety Law within the workplace
  • Ability to demonstrate the principles of managing risk using a 5 step risk assessment
  • Ability to demonstrate the knowledge to operate high containment facilities in accordance with Health and Safety Legislation
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Course Details

  • Course Length: 100 hours
  • Credits: 10
  • Unit Number: U5.2
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