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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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Date Availability
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.

6 other events...

Date Availability
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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