Information for New Members of Staff
This page plugs newcomers to DCS into the various things
you need to know and things you need to do. It's meant for
staff and research students (PGRs). Your first steps are:
- You should
- FAQs -The
answers to questions like How to get a key, an
account, a coffee?
The University Staff Induction Portal - gives you
an overview of the University, its buildings, its
policies and procedures and the range of roles
undertaken at the University which we hope you will find
informative and engaging. It includes an online quiz
that will allow you to test and improve your knowledge
of a variety of University facts and information about
important events and people in our history.
Health and Safety
- You can find all the Department's Health and Safety
DCS Health and Safety Information - the
departmental safety manual.
- New staff members are expected to complete
Health and Safety Induction as soon as they start
- The University Health and Safety Department http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hs
provides several on-line courses.
- The following courses have been designed to meet the
legal obligations placed upon the University. You can
access these from https://hs.shef.ac.uk/
by supplying your CICS username & password. Results
are recorded in Health & Safety’s central training
record database. You must complete courses
Should you have any queries with regard to these online
courses please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fire Safety: It is a mandatory
requirement that all staff and
postgraduate students complete the online Fire Safety
- Display Screen Equipment training:
It is a mandatory requirement that all
staff and postgraduate students complete the online
Display Screen Equipment training upon arrival and
after changes to their computer workstation layout.
- Out of Hours: must be completed if you
want to work outside the department’s normal working
hours (8-6 weekdays). Completion of this training
course will remain valid for 3 years.
- Health and Safety Officer - If in
doubt, talk to the DCS Health and Safety Officer - Andrew Lessiter