Health and Safety Training for Study and Research Areas

Training courses are organised as part of the promotion of health and safety in study and research areas and are available to all students.

Training is mandatory for students who for study or research purposes work in the following areas: laboratories (including IT-only laboratories), workshops, operating rooms, experimental fields, archaeological excavations, geological sites, and all other workplaces that present specific risks.

In these cases, according to the law on occupational safety (Legislative Decree 81/08), for health and safety purposes students have worker-equivalent status and as such require training on health and safety in the workplace. 

In any case, training is available to all other students, who do not have worker-equivalent status, but it is not mandatory.

General Training (Module 1)

  • Method: e-learning, by selecting the title of the module on E-Learning Service: Health and Safety, which you can access using your username and password (@studio.unibo.it)
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Dates and times: always available online
  • Language: Italian/English
  • Final assessment test: multiple choice. You will be able to take the online test immediately after you complete the course. If you do not pass the test, you will have to wait 7 days before you can repeat the training
  • Certification: after passing the test you can download the certificate – in Italian or English – by logging into Studenti Online and going to the “Certificates and Self-certifications” page.
  • Validity: permanent
  • Other information: the course is preparatory for Modules 2 and 3

Specific Training - Part 1 (Module 2)

  • Method: e-learning by selecting the title of the module on E-Learning Service: Health and Safety, which you can access using your username and password (@studio.unibo.it).
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Dates and times: always available online
  • Language: Italian/English
  • Final assessment test: multiple choice. You will be able to take the online test immediately after you complete the course. If you do not pass the test, you will have to wait 7 days before you can repeat the training
  • Certification: after passing the test you can download the certificate – in Italian or English – by logging into Studenti Online and going to the “Certificates and Self-certifications” page.
  • Validity: 5 years
  • Other information: the course is preparatory for Module 3

Specific Training - Part 2 (Module 3)

Module 3 is mandatory only for students of certain degree programmes. The methods of this training course are detailed on the sites of the degree programmes that have areas that can be accessed only after following this course. The certificate, downloadable from Studenti Online (SOL), is valid for 5 years.

Recognition of previous training

You may request the recognition of previous training and exoneration from:

  • general training (Module 1), if you have a certificate issued by the University of Bologna or other entity.
  • specific training (Modules 2 and 3), only if you already had training at the University of Bologna for the same category of risk and within the 5-year validity of the certificate.

The University does not recognise specific health and safety training provided externally by other entities and organisations.

To request the recognition of previous training, verify its validity, and if applicable obtain the exoneration from the equivalent training module, you must submit your certificate to the Risk Prevention and Protection Service.