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Wed 23 Oct 2019
15:30 - 17:30

Venue: Department of Physics, Pippard Lecture Theatre

Provided by: Department of Physics - Health & Safety


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Physics Health & Safety: H&S Induction
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Wed 23 Oct 2019

Description

Departmental health and safety induction for STAFF, visitors, graduate students, undergraduate students (Part IB, II, or III) and MASt students starting study or work at the Department of Physics.

Session 1 of this briefing is for everyone and covers what to do in the event of an emergency, and how to report problems.

Please note: The training on 23rd October is Session 1 only and is primarily aimed at Part IB and Part II students and theoreticians. This session is NOT for staff.

Target audience
  • Anyone who will be working/studying at the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Sessions

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 23 Oct   15:30 - 16:30 15:30 - 16:30 Department of Physics, Pippard Lecture Theatre map Saba Alai
2 Wed 23 Oct   16:30 - 17:30 * 16:30 - 17:30 * Department of Physics, Pippard Lecture Theatre map
* Optional session.
Objectives

By the end of Session 1, participants should be able to:

  • Explain what to do if they hear a fire alarm, find a fire or need first aid
  • Describe their own, their supervisor's and the department's responsibilities for health and safety
  • Explain the requirements for safe working out of normal 'OPEN' hours of the department
  • Find information on how to set up workstations so they avoid lost time due to musculoskeletal problems

By the end of Session 2, people doing practical experiments/work or managing events/others should also be able to:

  • Identify hazards and related risks
  • Consider how they can carry out their project/activity without undue risks to themselves and others
  • Draft a risk assessment for their proposed project/event
  • Justify their risk control measures to their supervisor and others
Aims

To enable students, staff and visitors to work safely at the Department of Physics, and comply with legal and other requirements, regardless of what they are doing.

Format

Presentations, with short exercises

Assessment

There will be a short written assessment after each session.

Notes

You must attend these sessions to be allowed to carry out any work at the Department.

If you were a summer student/visitor and have attended an induction in the past 2 years, please tell the Undergraduate or Graduate Office or HR (as appropriate to your position).

Duration

Two sessions: Session 1 is approximately one hour, followed by Session 2 (risk assessment, also one hour) after a 15-minute break. Session 1 will be preceded by a 20 minute HR induction if there are new staff members present.

Frequency

Twice a month

Theme
General Health and Safety

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