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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.

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Fri 15 Nov 2019 11:30 [Places]
Thu 13 Feb 2020 11:30 [Places]
Fri 24 Apr 2020 11:30 [Places]
Wed 24 Jun 2020 11:30 [Places]
Asbestos Awareness Training Wed 13 Nov 2019   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This training will provide delegates with a basic knowledge of asbestos awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

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Wed 13 Nov 2019 13:30 [Places]
Chemical Safety Fri 27 Sep 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Fri 11 Oct 2019 09:30 [Places]
Fri 25 Oct 2019 09:30 [Places]
Thu 14 Nov 2019 09:30 [Places]
Departmental Responsible Person Training (TG1) Thu 8 Aug 2019   09:00 [Places]

This is a City and Guilds accredited course which will provide delegates with an understanding of the risks and the legal requirements under the Approved Code of Practice Legionnaires' disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems 2013.

Departmental Safety Officer Essentials Mon 18 Nov 2019   09:15   [More dates...] [Places]

If you are a newly appointed Departmental Safety Officer, you should attend this course within three months of appointment where possible. Space permitting, we also welcome current DSOs and others with a health and safety role.

The topics are also covered in other courses that are open to all comers.

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Thu 18 Jun 2020 09:15 [Places]

The Fire Safety Awareness course (1400-1500) will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguishers training (1515-1615) 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.)

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Tue 1 Oct 2019 14:00 [Places]
Wed 20 Nov 2019 14:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Jan 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 4 Feb 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 3 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Apr 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 5 May 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 2 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Jul 2020 14:00 [Places]
Fire Safety Managers Wed 4 Sep 2019   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Wed 2 Oct 2019 10:00 [Places]
Wed 6 Nov 2019 10:00 [Places]
Wed 4 Dec 2019 10:00 [Places]
Wed 8 Jan 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 5 Feb 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 4 Mar 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 1 Apr 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 6 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 3 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 1 Jul 2020 10:00 [Places]
Fire Training Online Self-taught Not bookable

Raise fire safety awareness for all members of the University and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Please note that you will need to register when using the online fire training for the first time and know who your Fire Safety Manager is. Your Department should advise you who your Fire Safety Manager is. Fire Safety Managers should be able to provide you with the first time user guide with instructions for registration. Alternatively you can contact us for this information. To access the training please click on Online Fire Training.

Fire Warden training (0900-1030) 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 training (1045-1145) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

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Tue 1 Oct 2019 09:00 [Places]
Wed 20 Nov 2019 09:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Jan 2020 09:00 [Places]
Tue 4 Feb 2020 09:00 [Places]
Tue 3 Mar 2020 09:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Apr 2020 09:00 [Places]
Tue 5 May 2020 09:00 [Places]
Tue 2 Jun 2020 09:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Jul 2020 09:00 [Places]
Graduate Safety Course Tue 8 Oct 2019   08:45 Not bookable

Please visit our Graduate Safety Course website for full details of this event, including timings, venues, maps and our policy regarding excusals.

If you have not received an invitation please contact us to let us know so your name can be added to the attendance list.

Health and Safety Online Training Self-taught Bookable

This online course is intended to provide some basic information about health and safety in the University and help you to understand your responsibility to: Keep yourself safe, look out for the safety of others, and co-operate with your department and the University.

A Raven password is needed to access this online course, although you can log in as a Friend. If you don't already have a Raven password please visit

IOSH Managing Safely charged Mon 4 Nov 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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, Jane Oliver for further details before booking on the course.

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Mon 2 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Mon 8 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Legionella Awareness Training Tue 24 Sep 2019   14:00   [More dates...] [Places]

Legionella Awareness Training for supervisory and maintenance staff, facilities managers and staff, and college maintenance or safety staff.

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Wed 15 Jan 2020 10:00 [Places]
Thu 7 May 2020 14:00 [Places]
Lifting and Manual Handling Wed 11 Sep 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Thu 8 Aug 2019 09:30 [Full]
Thu 21 Nov 2019 09:30 [Places]
Thu 12 Dec 2019 09:30 [Places]
Thu 9 Jan 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 21 Jan 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 13 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 20 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 10 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 26 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 9 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 28 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 14 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 21 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 11 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Nanoparticle Safety Thu 7 Nov 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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).

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Thu 21 Nov 2019 09:30 [Places]
Pressurised Gas and Cryogens Mon 30 Sep 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Thu 17 Oct 2019 09:30 [Places]
Fri 1 Nov 2019 09:30 [Places]
Fri 22 Nov 2019 09:30 [Places]

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.

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Tue 28 Jan 2020 14:30 [Places]
Thu 5 Mar 2020 14:30 [Places]
Wed 20 May 2020 14:30 [Places]
Tue 7 Jul 2020 14:30 [Places]

Anyone who is a first-time user of unsealed radioactive substances is expected to attend this 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, and a self-assessment exercise of attendees’ core knowledge will be carried out.

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Wed 16 Oct 2019 10:00 [Places]
Wed 22 Jan 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 20 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Risk Assessment Wed 30 Oct 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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

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Thu 6 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 13 May 2020 09:30 [Places]

A prior risk assessment of all work with genetically modified organisms, from bacteria to animals, is a requirement by law. This course will cover the legal background and your duties, provide guidance on the Hazard Groups and containment levels, explain the notification system and guide you through an example GM risk assessment. At least a basic understanding of biology and genetic techniques is assumed, which will allow you to get the full benefit of this course.

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Tue 10 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 16 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Sealed Source Users Course Mon 14 Oct 2019   13:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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).

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Wed 19 Feb 2020 14:00 [Places]
Transport and Movement of Radioactive Materials Wed 11 Dec 2019   10:00 [Places]

This short course is designed to provide basic information to consignors, stores personnel, and departmental drivers on the nature of radioactivity, its effects on people and how we protect ourselves from 'radiation'. You do not need any previous knowledge of the nature or effects of radioactivity. We also cover in detail the rules and regulations concerning transport and movement of radioactive substances.

Who should attend? Departmental drivers from departments that consign radioactive materials or waste and stores managers and radiation protection supervisors who are responsible for consigning or transporting radioactive materials between departments or on the public roads.

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.

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Thu 27 Feb 2020 14:30 [Places]
Mon 18 May 2020 14:00 [Places]

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.

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Thu 1 Aug 2019 14:15 [Full]
Thu 6 Feb 2020 14:15 [Places]
Wed 4 Mar 2020 14:15 [Places]
Thu 30 Apr 2020 14:15 [Places]
Thu 30 Jul 2020 14:15 [Places]
Using Hydrofluoric Acid Safely Fri 20 Sep 2019   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Tue 19 Nov 2019 09:30 [Places]
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