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February 2023

Wed 8
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training [Full] 09:30 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Fire Warden (classroom) training will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher (outdoor practical) training provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training [Full] 13:00 - 15:15 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

The Fire Safety Awareness section (classroom based) will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguishers training (outdoor practical) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

University staff working in embedded accommodation at Addenbrooke's Hospital should attend the NHS' fire training for its tenants. This will cover general fire safety awareness specific to the main hospital. (See related courses below for further details.)

Wed 15

Anyone who is a first-time user of unsealed radioactive substances is expected to attend this acquaintanceship course before they begin the work. Users of radioactive substances who are new to the University should also attend. This course also acts as a refresher for experienced users and for users from other institutions or countries. There will be time for discussion and questions at the end of the session. You will be required to complete a short quiz after the course to confirm your understanding of core aspects of radiation safety.

Please follow this link https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/3226606 to a 20 minute video 'Working with radioactivity safely' which you will need to watch before attending the main course. You will need your Raven password to access this video. If any problems, please contact safety.training@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Sealed Source Users Course [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna 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 23
Ultraviolet Radiation: Safe Use of Artificial Sources [Places] 09:30 - 11:00 Fitzwilliam Museum, Seminar 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.

Mon 27
Laser Safety for Class 3B and 4 Laser Users and Research Supervisors [Places] 14:15 - 16:45 Department of Biochemistry, Thomas Lecture Theatre

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 28
An Introduction to Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment [Places] 09:30 - 11:00 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 2023

Wed 1
Departmental Safety Officer Essentials (An introduction to your role) [Full] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

If you are a newly appointed Departmental Safety Officer, this course will give you all the essential information you need to understand your new role - what the role involves and what is doesn’t. We will introduce the key topics of Health and Safety that you will be working with and have plenty of opportunity to discuss any queries that you have. The course should be completed within 3 months of being appointed as a DSO. Space permitting, we also welcome current DSO’s and others with a health and safety role.

Fire Safety Managers' Training [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.

Tue 7

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.

Tue 14
Annual Departmental Safety Officer Update [Places] 09:00 - 12:00 Department of Biochemistry, Thomas Lecture Theatre

An annual update for Departmental Safety Officers.

Tue 21
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training [Full] 09:30 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Fire Warden (classroom) training will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher (outdoor practical) training provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

Fire Safety Awareness Training [Full] 13:00 - 14:15 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Fire Safety Awareness training will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

University staff working in embedded accommodation at Addenbrooke's Hospital should attend the NHS' fire training for its tenants. This will cover general fire safety awareness specific to the main hospital. (See related courses below for further details.)

Thu 23
Live Online: Working within the Human Tissue Act Not bookable 10:00 - 12:30 N/A - online webinar

The course will provide an overview of the Human Tissue Act and will be delivered by the MRC Regulatory Support Centre. The Centre provides training, support and guidance to those whose research involves human participants, their tissue, cells or data.

To register your interest, please email RSC to book a place.

April 2023

Wed 5
Fire Safety Managers' Training [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.

Fire Safety Awareness Training [Places] 13:00 - 14:15 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

Fire Safety Awareness training will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

University staff working in embedded accommodation at Addenbrooke's Hospital should attend the NHS' fire training for its tenants. This will cover general fire safety awareness specific to the main hospital. (See related courses below for further details.)

Wed 19
X-Ray Generators and Other Equipment Generating Ionising Radiations [Places] 10:00 - 12:15 Department of Biochemistry, Thomas Lecture Theatre

Anyone who is or will be a first-time user or supervisor of x-ray equipment or other equipment generating ionising radiation is expected to attend this course before they begin work. Existing users and supervisors of these items of equipment who are new to the University should also attend.

Thu 20
An Introduction to Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment [Places] 09:30 - 11:00 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.

May 2023

Wed 3
Fire Safety Managers' Training [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.

Anyone who is a first-time user of unsealed radioactive substances is expected to attend this acquaintanceship course before they begin the work. Users of radioactive substances who are new to the University should also attend. This course also acts as a refresher for experienced users and for users from other institutions or countries. There will be time for discussion and questions at the end of the session. You will be required to complete a short quiz after the course to confirm your understanding of core aspects of radiation safety.

Please follow this link https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/3226606 to a 20 minute video 'Working with radioactivity safely' which you will need to watch before attending the main course. You will need your Raven password to access this video. If any problems, please contact safety.training@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Wed 10
Risk Assessment [Full] 09:30 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

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

Mon 15
Ultraviolet Radiation: Safe Use of Artificial Sources [Places] 14:00 - 15:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna 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.

Wed 17

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.

Wed 31

Anyone who is a first-time user of unsealed radioactive substances is expected to attend this acquaintanceship course before they begin the work. Users of radioactive substances who are new to the University should also attend. This course also acts as a refresher for experienced users and for users from other institutions or countries. There will be time for discussion and questions at the end of the session. You will be required to complete a short quiz after the course to confirm your understanding of core aspects of radiation safety.

Please follow this link https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/3226606 to a 20 minute video 'Working with radioactivity safely' which you will need to watch before attending the main course. You will need your Raven password to access this video. If any problems, please contact safety.training@admin.cam.ac.uk.

June 2023

Tue 6
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training [Places] 09:30 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

Fire Warden (classroom) training will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher (outdoor practical) training provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

Fire Safety Awareness Training [Places] 13:00 - 14:15 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

Fire Safety Awareness training will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

University staff working in embedded accommodation at Addenbrooke's Hospital should attend the NHS' fire training for its tenants. This will cover general fire safety awareness specific to the main hospital. (See related courses below for further details.)