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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 13 Dec 2019 09:30 [Full]
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]
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