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A Brief Introduction to Managing Laser Safety Tue 11 Sep 2012   14:30 CANCELLED

This course provides a brief introduction to laser safety management for those with supervisory responsibilities for laser laboratories, with a modern approach to laser safety.

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 24 Apr 2020 11:30 [Places]
Wed 24 Jun 2020 11:30 [Places]
Annual Departmental Safety Officer Update Mon 1 Jul 2019   09:30 Finished

An annual update for Departmental Safety Officers.

Asbestos Awareness Refresher Training Mon 16 Nov 2015   14:30 Finished

Annual refresher training in asbestos awareness is mandatory under the Control of Asbestos Regulations. People such as those listed below should initially attend our Asbestos Awareness course and then take a refresher course annually.

Asbestos Awareness Refresher Workshop Mon 15 Apr 2013   14:15 CANCELLED

Annual refresher training in asbestos awareness is mandatory under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. This workshop is the third part of the Safety Office’s ongoing Asbestos Awareness Training Programme. The Workshop is aimed at frontline staff who MUST have attended the two earlier parts of the programme. It presents a practical and pragmatic approach to managing asbestos in departments.

Asbestos Awareness Training Wed 13 Nov 2019   13:30 Finished

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.

Automated External Defibrillator Training Mon 22 May 2017   14:00 Finished

Training on the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and CPR process.

Automated External Defibrillator Training Mon 11 Jul 2016   14:30 Finished

Training on the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and CPR process.

Training on the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and CPR process.

This training is available to departments on request.

Biological Safety Officers' Training Event Tue 19 May 2020   09:30 [Places]

An annual event for Biological Safety Officers (BSOs).

Cambridge Archaeological Unit: Lone Working Fri 8 Nov 2013   10:00 Finished

From fieldwork in far flung places, to lab work at weekends, to securing buildings at night, University staff and students may be working alone. Most of the time, these activities can take place without significant risk provided appropriate precautions are in place. But sometimes working alone can accentuate hazards or even introduce new hazards so the risks of lone working need thorough assessment and suitable control measures.

Centre for Stem Cell Research: Chemical Safety Wed 16 May 2012   10:00 Finished

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.

Chemical Safety Fri 17 Jan 2020   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 7 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Fri 28 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Fri 6 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
ChemInventory briefing new Thu 2 Nov 2017   10:00 Finished

ChemInventory briefing

This Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) course will benefit anyone in a work environment and is designed to provide candidates with an understanding of health and safety requirements placed on employers and employees. If you require training before the next planned course please contact the course leader as it may be possible to arrange some training earlier if there is enough demand.

Please note that a minimum of 6 attendees are needed for this course.

Confidence in Personal Safety and Defusing Conflict Wed 30 Jan 2013   14:30 Finished

Personal safety issues, assessing risks in the workplace and how you can minimise the likelihood of becoming a victim. For those of you doing customer-facing jobs, your actions and reactions can be vital in determining what happens next.

Construction, Design and Management Regulations Tue 11 Oct 2011   09:30 CANCELLED

This course is intended to give a summary of the main changes to the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2007. It is useful for those who engage contractors within their departments or who use their own staff to undertake construction work. This session focuses on areas or items of concern to University staff.

CPR Refresher Training Fri 7 Jun 2013   15:30 CANCELLED

CPR refresher training.

Cyanide Refresher Training Fri 6 Dec 2013   09:30 CANCELLED

A short refresher session for First Aiders.

Cyanide Training Wed 26 Nov 2014   10:00 Finished

A short refresher session for First Aiders.

Dangerous Goods by Air (IATA) Course Wed 8 May 2019   09:30 Finished

This is a CAA approved 3-day training course and open book examination, covering the requirements of the IATA Dangerous Goods by Air Regulations. Someone possessing this qualification will be an asset to their department as carriers ask for more assurances about the packaging and labelling of cargoes.

Note that each participant will need the use of an up to date IATA manual (changes annually) for this course. A few copies will be available on loan but others will have to purchase or borrow one independently.

There will be a 0930 start on the first day but subsequent start, finish and break times will be a matter of negotiation with the trainer.

There is unlikely to be another full IATA course organised centrally until 2021.

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.

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Thu 12 Mar 2020 09:00 [Places]

This briefing is essential for those responsible for reporting accidents and incidents in their departments, such as safety officers, administrators, or first aiders. The reporting process and the updated reporting form will be explained. Refreshments will be provided.

Departmental Safety Officer Essentials Thu 18 Jun 2020   10:30 [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.

Department of Chemistry: Chemical Safety Tue 10 Jan 2017   09:00 Finished

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This course will be held in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, 27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0FS

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.

This course will be held in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, 27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0FS

Department of Medicine: Chemical Safety Thu 6 Dec 2018   09:30 Finished

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.

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.

Department of Physics: Emergency First Aid Thu 28 Jul 2016   13:30 Finished

Basic emergency First Aid for staff who may be working late or alone when there are no qualified first aiders around.

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.

Estate Management: COSHH Training Wed 23 May 2012   11:00 Finished

COSHH training for Estate Management staff.

Estate Management: IOSH Managing Safely charged Mon 19 Dec 2011   09:30 Finished

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 (wjh29@admin.cam.ac.uk) for further details before booking on the course. It is an interactive course that includes state-of-the-art animation in the PowerPoint presentation, work books, DVDs, board games and quizzes, assessments, and a risk assessment project.

Estate Management: IOSH Managing Safely charged Tue 26 Jan 2016   09:30 CANCELLED

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.

Estate Management: Legionella Awareness Training Thu 24 May 2012   10:45 Finished

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

Estate Management: Lone Working Tue 17 Jul 2012   09:30 Finished

From fieldwork in far flung places, to lab work at weekends, to securing buildings at night, University staff and students may be working alone. Most of the time, these activities can take place without significant risk provided appropriate precautions are in place. But sometimes working alone can accentuate hazards or even introduce new hazards so the risks of lone working need thorough assessment and suitable control measures.

Estate Management: Mercury Awareness Thu 31 May 2012   09:30 Finished

Mercury was used extensively in the past in all science based departments in a wide range of equipment. The course is designed to show how a risk based precautionary approach can effectively manage this legacy of the past.

This course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). It will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

Estate Management: Toolbox Talk: Manual Handling Tue 12 Jun 2012   14:30 Finished

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

Estate Management: Toolbox Talk: Manual Handling Tue 12 Jun 2012   10:30 Finished

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

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.

Estate Management: Working in Confined Spaces Wed 16 May 2012   14:00 Finished

This course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). It will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

External: Use of Fire Extinguishers Training Fri 29 Jun 2012   14:30 Finished

Use of Fire Extinguishers training provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

Faculty of History: Asbestos Awareness Briefing Wed 22 May 2013   14:00 Finished

Asbestos Awareness training is a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 for anyone who could foreseeably disturb asbestos while carrying out their normal, everyday work and for their supervisors who influence how such work is carried out.

Fire Safety Awareness Tue 1 May 2012   14:00 Finished

This course will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

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 7 Jan 2020 14:00 [Full]
Tue 4 Feb 2020 14:00 [Full]
Tue 3 Mar 2020 14:00 [Full]
Tue 7 Apr 2020 14:00 [Full]
Tue 2 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Jul 2020 14:00 [Places]

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.

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Mon 16 Dec 2019 12:30 Not bookable
Mon 17 Feb 2020 13:00 [Places]
Wed 18 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 28 Apr 2020 13:00 [Places]
Thu 14 May 2020 11:00 [Places]
Wed 17 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]
Fire Safety Managers Wed 8 Jan 2020   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 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 Safety Training for Departments Unscheduled Not bookable

Please contact us to arrange fire or evac chair training in your department.

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 7 Jan 2020 09:00 [Full]
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]
Fire Warden Training Tue 1 May 2012   09:00 Finished

This course will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

First Aid Conference Wed 25 Jun 2014   13:30 Finished

The aim of the Annual First Aid Conference is to update and refresh.

First Aid for Fieldwork Fri 17 Nov 2017   13:00 CANCELLED

Essential First Aid skills for fieldwork helping you to recognise the symptoms in a casualty and treating them. A mix of theory and practical skills. This course is suitable for anyone who undertakes fieldwork.

First Aid for Frontline Staff Thu 12 Mar 2015   09:30 Finished

Basic emergency First Aid for staff who may be working late or alone when there are no qualified first aiders around.

First Aid for Laboratory Workers Thu 14 May 2015   09:30 Finished

Completing the First Aid for Laboratory Workers Course will enable you to provide the correct treatment for a person who has been taken unwell or injured in the laboratory, help prevent the ill or injured person from getting worse, and save a life

First Aid Forum new Fri 7 Dec 2012   14:15 Finished

We are running three First Aid Forums across the University sites to give all First Aiders the opportunity to have their say and catch up on a few changes. The venue for this event is the Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, Small Lecture Theatre.

First Aid Training Unscheduled Not bookable

First Aid for Fieldwork, First Aid for Frontline Staff and First Aid for Laboratory Workers training is available on request. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

Glass and Sharps Hazards in the Laboratory new Mon 25 Apr 2016   09:30 Finished

Cuts or puncture wounds caused by sharps of one sort or another form a large proportion of accidents reported to the Safety Office. Supervisors and senior technicians in laboratories and workshops should attend this session. We will discuss practical examples and review actual accident records as well as looking at good and bad practice, legal requirements and management issues.

Graduate Safety Course Tue 8 Oct 2019   08:45 Finished

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.

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

Greenwich House: Fire Safety Awareness Training Mon 17 Dec 2018   15:15 CANCELLED

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

Greenwich House: Fire Warden Training Mon 17 Dec 2018   10:45 Finished

In addition to the Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers training, this course will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Gurdon Institute: Chemical Safety Mon 5 Dec 2016   09:30 Finished

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.

Gurdon Institute: Fire Warden Training Wed 23 Jan 2013   10:15 Finished

This course will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

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 http://www.cam.ac.uk/cs/docs/faq/n5.html

Inspecting Your Workplace Wed 24 May 2017   10:00 Finished

Are you responsible for safety inspections of the place where you work? This course will help you to understand the role of inspections in safety management; enable you to draw up checklists for inspections; know what to look for while inspecting; understand how to report effectively on the results of safety inspections. Sample checklists are available. The time these save you is more than the time you will spend at the course.

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

Venue: Alice Fisher Lecture Theatre, located in the S Block opposite the rear concourse.

Investigating Accidents Thu 27 Apr 2017   10:30 Finished

Could you be asked to investigate an accident that happened in your department? Would you know how to go about it? And, having determined the causes, minimise the chances of it happening again? Anyone who may be asked to investigate an accident is welcome, but it is particularly relevant to those who supervise and manage others and Departmental Safety Officers. Video, case studies and discussion will be used to clarify why accidents and incidents should be investigated and how to tackle an investigation. We will look beyond the immediate causes of accidents to root causes.

IOSH Managing Safely charged Mon 8 Jun 2020   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 qualification.

Please note to be successful in gaining the qualification delegates will need to pass an assessment on day 3 of the course and complete a risk assessment project to be handed in at a later date. (IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.)

Please contact the course organiser, Jane Oliver if you would like further details before booking on the course.

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Mon 2 Mar 2020 09:30 [Full]

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.

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Mon 2 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]
Mon 15 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]
Legionella Awareness Training Thu 7 May 2020   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 [Full]
Legionella Awareness Training (TG2) Tue 4 Feb 2020   09:30 [Places]

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

Lifting and Manual Handling Thu 20 Feb 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This awareness training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, video and a practical demonstration by the instructor.

Also available to deliver in departments and colleges where a more bespoke course maybe useful. See Unscheduled events for more details.

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Thu 9 Jan 2020 09:30 [Full]
Tue 21 Jan 2020 09:30 CANCELLED
Thu 13 Feb 2020 09:30 [Full]
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]
Lone Working Thu 7 Apr 2016   14:00 Finished

From fieldwork in far flung places, to lab work at weekends, to securing buildings at night, University staff and students may be working alone. Most of the time, these activities can take place without significant risk provided appropriate precautions are in place. But sometimes working alone can accentuate hazards or even introduce new hazards so the risks of lone working need thorough assessment and suitable control measures.

Lone Working (bespoke course) Unscheduled Not bookable

A general overview of the required management of Lone Working and Lone Workers within the University of Cambridge.

This training is available to departments on request. Please contact Neil Stanford for further details

Lone Working (bespoke course) Unscheduled Not bookable

A general overview of the required management of Lone Working and Lone Workers within the University of Cambridge.

This training is available to departments on request. Please contact Neil Stanford for further details

Managing Contractors Tue 18 Jun 2013   14:30 POSTPONED

The term ‘contractor’ can cover a wide range, from individual service engineers to companies involved in a major building project. Often, these people are working alongside normal departmental activities. In any client/contractor relationship, both sides have health and safety duties towards each other. If you deal with contractors as part of your work and need to know about the health and safety aspects, then this course is for you.

Managing Health and Safely in a College Environment new charged Mon 9 Nov 2015   09:30 CANCELLED

To explore how best to manage the health and safety risks associated with working in a college environment. This will include looking at best practice, examples and case studies, workshop, hand-outs and an end of course assessment.

Managing Mercury Contamination Mon 16 May 2016   14:15 CANCELLED

Mercury was used extensively in the past in all science based departments in a wide range of equipment. The course is designed to show how a risk based precautionary approach can effectively manage this legacy of the past.

Managing Safely Refresher Training Mon 4 Apr 2016   09:30 Finished

The Managing Safely training refresher course is aimed at those who completed the IOSH Managing Safely course prior to the end of February 2012.

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.

Nanoparticle Safety Thu 5 Mar 2020   09:30 [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).

Oxygen Administration Thu 17 Mar 2016   09:30 Finished

Oxygen Administration for trained University first aiders whose departments use Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) and who have medical oxygen for use in an HF incident Hydrofluoric.

Physical Education: Toolbox Talk: Hand-Arm Vibration Thu 5 Jan 2012   14:00 POSTPONED

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

This session will give attendees an overview of the database system used by the new company that is taking over the Statutory Inspections of Pressure Systems and Lifting Equipment. This system will be used by all departments to manage the equipment that requires these inspections.

Pressure Systems Update new Thu 20 Nov 2014   14:00 Finished

A Pressure Systems Update.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available on arrival from 1330. Please go to Mill Lane Lecture Room 7 (upstairs) for refreshments.

Pressurised Gas and Cryogens Fri 24 Jan 2020   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 12 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls Tue 6 Nov 2012   14:30 Finished

A large proportion of accidents reported to the Safety Office are slips and trips of some sort. Good housekeeping and maintenance standards can reduce the number of incidents so this session is particularly relevant to Departmental Safety Officers, Facilities Managers and area supervisors.

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. It is mandatory that all PIs, group heads and supervisors attend this course which will quickly inform you of what you must do to comply with the law, keep your staff and students safe and reduce the possibility of litigation, thus reducing the overall risk to the University.

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

In association with the East Anglian Regional Radiation Protection Service (Addenbrooke’s Hospital), the Safety Office present this two day annual course covering the core competencies for RPSs as published by the Health and Safety Executive.

Comprehensive course documentation is supplied and ample time allowed for discussion and questions on each day.

Radiation Protection Supervisors' Update Wed 27 Mar 2019   09:45 Finished

An annual update meeting for Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPSs).

Please contact Emma Clarke for further details and to book a place.

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, and a self-assessment exercise of attendees’ core knowledge will be carried out.

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Wed 22 Jan 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 6 May 2020 14:15 [Places]
Wed 20 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 29 Jul 2020 14:15 [Places]
Risk Assessment Wed 13 May 2020   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 [Full]
Risk Assessment for Fieldwork new Fri 16 Mar 2018   09:30 CANCELLED

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.

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 16 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
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