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March 2018

Thu 1
Working at Height: Basic Ladder Safety [Places] 09:30 - 10:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.

Fri 2
Pressurised Gas and Cryogens [Full] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.

Tue 6
Using Containment Facilities and Microbiological Safety Cabinets [Full] 14:30 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

A microbiological safety cabinet (MSC) is a vital piece of equipment that helps to prevent exposure to biological hazards. All containment laboratory users and their supervisors should know how to use MSCs effectively, what the standards are for the different levels of containment, and how the facilities are managed. This course will help both users and managers understand their responsibilities in creating a safe working area and provide both theory and practical knowledge on the safe and effective use of tissue culture (Class II) cabinets.

Wed 7
Fire Safety Managers [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.

Thu 8
Nanoparticle Safety [Full] 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

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).

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

Tue 13
Chemical Safety [Full] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.

Lifting and Manual Handling [Full] 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Kyoto Room

This training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, practical and video. It requires active participation by all attending. The training also includes a practical demonstration of safe lifting and shows a range of lifting aids that are available.

Wed 14
Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital [Places] 09:00 - 10:00 Clinical School, Lecture Theatre 2

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.

Asbestos Awareness Training charged [Places] 09:00 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

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.

Working at Height: Basic Ladder Safety [Full] 09:30 - 10:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.

Asbestos Awareness Training charged [Places] 13:30 - 17:00 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

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.

Thu 15
Working within the Human Tissue Act [Places] 13:00 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

The course will provide an overview of the Human Tissue Act and will be delivered by Dr Rachel Smith from the MRC Regulatory Support Centre. The Centre provides training, support and guidance to those whose research involves human participants, their tissue, cells or data.

Fri 16
Risk Assessment for Fieldwork new [Places] 09:30 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.

Mon 19
Laser Safety for Class 3B and 4 Laser Users and Research Supervisors [Places] 14:00 - 16:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

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.

Wed 21
Using Hydrofluoric Acid Safely [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.

Radiation Protection Supervisors' Update Not bookable 09:45 - 12:15 Sainsbury Laboratory: Lecture Theatre

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

Please contact the Safety Office for further details and to book a place.

Thu 22
Annual Departmental Safety Officer Event [Places] 09:30 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 3

An annual event for Departmental Safety Officers.

Thu 29
Lifting and Manual Handling [Full] 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Kyoto Room

This training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, practical and video. It requires active participation by all attending. The training also includes a practical demonstration of safe lifting and shows a range of lifting aids that are available.

April 2018

Wed 4
Fire Safety Managers CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

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.

Wed 11
Chemical Safety [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.

Thu 12
Lifting and Manual Handling [Full] 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Kyoto Room

This training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, practical and video. It requires active participation by all attending. The training also includes a practical demonstration of safe lifting and shows a range of lifting aids that are available.

Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Lecture Theatre 2

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.

Mon 16
IOSH Managing Safely charged (1 of 3) [Full] 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.

Tue 17
IOSH Managing Safely charged (2 of 3) [Full] 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.