Mandatory and essential training
There are a variety of courses available at Imperial, including online courses found on the Blackboard. The Imperial Essentials are a set of ‘Must do’ Compliance training for all College staff. They help to build staff awareness and understanding, enabling staff to better contribute towards building a positive and inclusive environment in the Department. These are to be completed in the first 6 months of your employment. However, it is highly advisable to complete all Imperial Essentials courses within your first week of employment to equip managers and staff at all levels with relevant and up-to-date College training and information about compliance.
The six Imperial Essentials Compliance courses shown in the table below must be undertaken by all staff to ensure College compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. You will be expected to complete the Imperial Essentials training within the first six months of joining the College. However, it is highly advisable to complete all Imperial Essentials courses within your first week of employment to equip managers and staff at all levels with relevant and up-to-date College training and information about compliance.
Further information in relation to essential and mandatory training can be located on the Imperial Essentials Webpage. All Imperial Essentials training will need to be refreshed every two years.
Mandatory training is monitored by the Department throughout the probation period and as part of the PRDP process.
Mandatory & Essential Training
|1. Month One Safety Training||
Online course designed to help you learn about the College's hazards and how they’re managed.
|2. Fire safety||Online course taking you through the general principles of Fire safety, using a combination of presentation slides, videos and activities||Enroll|
|3. Data protection||Online course for GDPR compliance and managing personal data.||Enroll|
|4. Information security||Online course on the importance of protecting information for everyone.||Enroll|
|5. Safeguarding||Online course providing an overview of the statutory frameworks and signpost how members of the College can identify and escalate concerns.||Enroll|
|6. Equality and Diversity||Online course for Equality, Diversity and inclusion training.||Enroll|
The Department is committed to ensuring all staff and students are trained to the highest standard to enable them to work safely in their workplace. Staff and students must comply with the College's policies & procedures and are responsible for their own safety and the safety of others working alongside them. They must adopt safe working practices and make proper use of safety facilities and guidance provided. Please refer to the Local Rules available from your local Lab Managers to ensure compliance with area specific guidance.
Lab-based researchers will receive a local lab induction and must complete a Lab Work Overview and Training Risk Assessment Form. Staff with safety roles (e.g. Lab Managers) who have authority to grant access will not have ‘granting rights access’ until after the completion of the above forms.
Staff based at an NHS Trust hospital campus are required to complete the Fire Training provided by the NHS Trust and any other relevant applicable training.
Please contact your local Trust safety coordinator(s) for further guidance on training arrangements.
Further Mandatory & Essential Training
|Timeframe||Course title||Purpose||Course type||Access|
|1 Month||Imperial Insights||Welcome for all new staff welcomed to Imperial by senior staff and have the opportunity to meet new staff from across the College.||Mandatory for all staff||Enroll|
|1-6 Months||Unconscious Bias||Workshop providing a non-judgmental approach aimed at understanding how unconscious bias operates in the workplace.||Essential for all staff||Enroll|
|1-6 Months||Active Bystander||Training aimed to empower staff and students across the College community to challenge poor behaviours and bring about cultural change.||Essential for all staff||Enroll|
|1-6 Months||Harassment – confronting inappropriate behaviour||Training on what constitutes harassment, bullying and victimisation. Identifying acceptable and unacceptable behaviours at work.||Essential for all staff||Enroll|
|1-6 Months||Values and Behaviours||Online module designed to encourage self-reflection about Imperial values and behaviours.||Essential for all staff||Enroll|
|1-6 Months||Introduction to Supervision||Mandatory training for all staff who supervise PhD students.||Mandatory for supervisors||Enroll|
|6-18 Months||Professional Review & Development||All staff should participate with the PRDP process in line with local timescales.||Mandatory for all staff and Line Managers||Enroll|
|6-18 Months||Recruitment and Selection||What you need to know before you participate in recruiting and selecting staff. It is designed for non-HR people for whom recruitment is a minor, albeit critical, aspect of their role.||Essential for all staff involved in staff recruitment and selection||Enroll|