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January 2018

Mon 22
Laser Safety for Class 3B and 4 Laser Users and Research Supervisors [Places] 14:00 - 16:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

This course is an essential component of training for new laser users, which should be backed up by practical training in departments.

The course may be suitable for users of other classes of lasers, depending on the risk, but please discuss this with your Laser Safety Officer first.

Tue 23
Lifting and Manual Handling [Full] 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Kyoto Room

This training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, practical and video. It requires active participation by all attending. The training also includes a practical demonstration of safe lifting and shows a range of lifting aids that are available.

Fri 26
Pressurised Gas and Cryogens [Full] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

This course will cover safe storage and use of cryogens, safe use and stores of compressed gas, and aspects of oxygen depletion with respect to the above.

Tue 30

Principal Investigators, research group heads and supervisors have duties and responsibilities both in law and under University Policy where the health and safety of group members (and others that may be influenced by their research activities) are concerned. All PIs, group heads and supervisors are encouraged to attend this course which will quickly inform you of what you must do to comply with the law, keep you staff and students safe and reduce the possibility of litigation, thus reducing the overall risk to the University.

Wed 31
Working at Height: Basic Ladder Safety [Full] 09:30 - 10:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Falls from ladders and other height access devices continue to cause injuries to people at work in the University. The new Work at Height Regulations (April 2005) have implications for the University because the emphasis has changed to any fall from any height. Anyone who uses ladders or who supervises work with ladders should attend this session.

February 2018

Thu 1
Using Hydrofluoric Acid Safely [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) is one of the most toxic and potentially dangerous substances used in the University. All users of HF should be fully aware of and have a good understanding of the nature of HF. They should know how best to control HF, avoid accidental exposure and understand how to deal with accidental exposure to HF. All users of HF are strongly advised to attend this course. This course is also useful for First Aiders in Departments where HF is used.

Tue 6
Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Lecture Theatre 2

Fire Safety Awareness training provided by the NHS for all embedded tenants.

Please note: This event will close for bookings one week before the event.

Wed 7
Lifting and Manual Handling [Places] 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Kyoto Room

This training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, practical and video. It requires active participation by all attending. The training also includes a practical demonstration of safe lifting and shows a range of lifting aids that are available.

Fire Safety Managers [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

This course will provide clear instruction of what is expected of fire safety managers to assist responsible persons to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Thu 8
Risk Assessment [Full] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

The course is designed to give attendees the necessary skills to carry out risk assessments.

Using Containment Facilities and Microbiological Safety Cabinets [Full] 14:15 - 15:45 Greenwich House, Lima Room

A microbiological safety cabinet (MSC) is a vital piece of equipment that helps to prevent exposure to biological hazards. All containment laboratory users and their supervisors should know how to use MSCs effectively, what the standards are for the different levels of containment, and how the facilities are managed. This course will help both users and managers understand their responsibilities in creating a safe working area and provide both theory and practical knowledge on the safe and effective use of tissue culture (Class II) cabinets.

Fri 9
Chemical Safety [Full] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

A safety course for anyone either directly working with chemicals or who is responsible for persons working with chemicals including PIs, Post Grads, Post Docs and technicians.

If you have attended the 2-hour departmental chemical safety training it is not necessary to attend this course as well.

Risk Assessment for Fieldwork new [Places] 09:30 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

The course aims are to provide the attendees with a full understanding of how to carry out a field work risk assessment and how to adapt it for different situations using examples, hand-outs and a practical workshop.

Tue 13
IOSH Managing Safely charged (1 of 3) [Places] 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Managing Safely is ideally suited to managers, research supervisors, administrators with safety responsibilities and Departmental Safety Officers across all sectors of the University. It leads to a nationally recognised and accredited training certificate. (IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.)

Please contact the course organiser, Will Hudson for further details before booking on the course.

Wed 14
IOSH Managing Safely charged (2 of 3) [Places] 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Managing Safely is ideally suited to managers, research supervisors, administrators with safety responsibilities and Departmental Safety Officers across all sectors of the University. It leads to a nationally recognised and accredited training certificate. (IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.)

Please contact the course organiser, Will Hudson for further details before booking on the course.

Ultraviolet Radiation: Safe Use of Artificial Sources [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Greenwich House, Lima Room

This course is aimed at supervisors of UV equipment and others who are responsible for areas where artificial sources of UV equipment are used. It gives an understanding of the hazards of ultraviolet radiation and practical methods of protection from artificial sources. It may also be appropriate for users of artificial UV sources, although appropriate practical training on specific equipment should be provided within departments.

Fri 16
IOSH Managing Safely charged (3 of 3) [Places] 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Managing Safely is ideally suited to managers, research supervisors, administrators with safety responsibilities and Departmental Safety Officers across all sectors of the University. It leads to a nationally recognised and accredited training certificate. (IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.)

Please contact the course organiser, Will Hudson for further details before booking on the course.

Wed 21
Sealed Source Users Course [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Greenwich House, Lima Room

This course provides an introduction to working safely with sealed radioactive sources (a sealed source contains radioactive material and is manufactured in such a way that the material cannot be dispersed).

Thu 22
Lifting and Manual Handling [Full] 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Kyoto Room

This training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, practical and video. It requires active participation by all attending. The training also includes a practical demonstration of safe lifting and shows a range of lifting aids that are available.

Fri 23
Chemical Safety [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

A safety course for anyone either directly working with chemicals or who is responsible for persons working with chemicals including PIs, Post Grads, Post Docs and technicians.

If you have attended the 2-hour departmental chemical safety training it is not necessary to attend this course as well.

An Introduction to Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment [Places] 12:00 - 13:30 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

This training is intended for staff and post graduate students who regularly use DSE to help prevent or reduce the risk of possible health problems arising from computer use. The training is also aimed at those responsible within departments for assisting with the DSE risk assessment process. The course will provide an understanding of the DSE Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) and discuss employer's and employee's duties regarding the assessment of DSE workstations. There will be theory and a practical demonstration. The training will allow time to discuss some of the common health problems and concerns that may be associated with poor workstation set-up with examples of possible solutions.

March 2018

Thu 1
Working at Height: Basic Ladder Safety [Full] 09:30 - 10:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Falls from ladders and other height access devices continue to cause injuries to people at work in the University. The new Work at Height Regulations (April 2005) have implications for the University because the emphasis has changed to any fall from any height. Anyone who uses ladders or who supervises work with ladders should attend this session.

Fri 2
Pressurised Gas and Cryogens [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

This course will cover safe storage and use of cryogens, safe use and stores of compressed gas, and aspects of oxygen depletion with respect to the above.

Wed 7
Fire Safety Managers [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

This course will provide clear instruction of what is expected of fire safety managers to assist responsible persons to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Thu 8
Nanoparticle Safety [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

The course includes: A brief background; issues arising because of their small size and implications for safety; factors to consider whilst risk assessing work with nanoparticles; suggested control measures; some of the concerns with respect to Carbon Nano Tubes (CNTS).

Principal Investigators, research group heads and supervisors have duties and responsibilities both in law and under University Policy where the health and safety of group members (and others that may be influenced by their research activities) are concerned. All PIs, group heads and supervisors are encouraged to attend this course which will quickly inform you of what you must do to comply with the law, keep you staff and students safe and reduce the possibility of litigation, thus reducing the overall risk to the University.