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Thu 25 Oct 2018
15:30 - 17:40

Venue: Department of Physics, Bragg Building, Small Lecture Theatre

Provided by: Department of Physics - Health & Safety


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Physics Health & Safety: Induction for Part III and MASt Students

Thu 25 Oct 2018


Department of Physics health and safety induction for Part III and MASt students preparing to submit their project proposal and project risk assessment.

Part 1 of this session is mandatory for everyone and covers what to do in an emergency, and how to report problems.

There will be a short refreshment break before Part 2.

Part 2 is mandatory only for people carrying out practical experiments in a laboratory. Students planning computational or theory work are not expected to attend this section.

Target audience
  • Part III and MASt students who will be carrying out their projects at Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 25 Oct 2018   15:30 - 16:20 15:30 - 16:20 Department of Physics, Bragg Building, Small Lecture Theatre map Saba Alai
2 Thu 25 Oct 2018   16:40 - 17:40 * 16:40 - 17:40 * Department of Physics, Bragg Building, Small Lecture Theatre map Saba Alai
* Optional session.

By the end of the session, students should be able to:

  • Explain what to do if they hear a fire alarm, find a fire or need first aid
  • Describe their responsibilities for H&S as well as their supervisor's and the Department's
  • Set up their workstations correctly

People doing practical experiments, after attending Part 2 of this session, should also be able to:

  • Write a risk assessment for their proposed project
  • Identify hazards and related risks, and consider how they can carry out their project without undue risks to themselves and others
  • Justify the health and safety aspects of their project to their supervisor

To enable all Part III and MASt students to work safely at the Department of Physics regardless of the work they do.


Presentation, with short exercise for Part 2 of the session.


This training is required for you to be permitted to carry out your project at the department. Please book the appropriate sessions (see Description above).

If you miss this training for a legitimate reason, you may attend the regular Department of Physics H&S Induction Briefing (Part 1 and 2). If you have attended this training in the last year (e.g. if you were a summer student), please notify Katherine Worster at the Undergraduate Office so you can be exempted from this briefing.


Two sessions - Part 1 is approximately 50 minutes and Part 2 (risk assessment) approximately one hour. There will be a short break in between the sessions.


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