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Guidelines and Training

In order to assist the University community, Risk Management offers a variety of guidelines and training opportunities for University of Houston employees. While there are standard training sessions and webinars available, if there is a risk management or insurance topic that you would like to have training on specifically, please contact us and we can tailor training to your department's individual needs.


Golf Cart Safety Guidelines

Everyone who drives a University owned or leased golf cart must read the Golf Cart Safety Guidelines. The acknowledgement form should be signed and turned in to the department as well as a copy sent to Risk Management. 

Student Travel Guidelines

When students travel for purposes associated with the University, we want them to be as safe as possible. To that end, we have guidelines for student travel to outline some safety measures we recommend. 

Inflatable Devices/Rides Guidelines

The  use of inflatable devices/rides are occasionally requested by University and student organizations to be used as a part of various events. The host department/organization (Host) is responsible for being in compliance with the following guidelines in order to help ensure the safety of our students, employees, and guests using these type of devices while on UH campus or at a UH sponsored event.

Training Topics

Equipment Breakdown Seminars

Information provided in these seminars can include information regarding equipment breakdown, electrical safety tips, as well as information on boilers. Working in conjunction with our insurance company and the State Office of Risk Management, we typically host this training once a year as an opportunity for anyone who has an interest in best practices for University owned equipment. 

Golf Cart Safety

Did you know that anyone who drives a University golf cart is required to have an approved MVR form completed by Risk Management? Golf carts pose a unique risk across the University campus, and many departments either have possession of or access to these vehicles.

Golf cart safety is imperative, and the University does have training available to all employees. To register:

  • Log on to P.A.S.S.
  • Click on "Request Training Enrollment"
  • Search by Course Name
  • Enter "Golf Cart" and click enter

This will bring to you the registration for the appropriate fiscal year. Training is not currently available through Risk Management. 

Contract Training

Many departments at the University of Houston enter into contracts with various vendors or individuals. As many contracts have insurance provisions, Risk Management is tasked with reviewing to ensure we are in compliance with the contract. This training will help you understand what to look for in a contract, as well as why it is important to the University.

Insurance Coverages

Risk Management can present information regarding the insurance coverages that we have, the coverages we do not need, as well as how the coverages that protect the University as a whole.

Workers' Compensation Claims

While we all strive to have a safe working environment, sometimes accidents happen. If this happens, it is good to be prepared with the knowledge of what sort of coverages are available to you, and who to contact in the event of an incident. 

Travel Awareness

The Risk Management department partners with our insurance broker and On Call International to bring training to UHS locations. Upon request, we can provide training on topics such as: 

  • Pre-trip planning considerations
  • Passport and visa requirements
  • Geographical considerations - political, cultural, financial
  • Appearance - personal profile
  • Medical Considerations
  • Current threats while travelling
  • Other topics relevant to University employees who travel