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Wednesday 24 May

10:00
Inspecting Your Workplace [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

Are you responsible for safety inspections of the place where you work? This course will help you to understand the role of inspections in safety management; enable you to draw up checklists for inspections; know what to look for while inspecting; understand how to report effectively on the results of safety inspections. Sample checklists are available. The time these save you is more than the time you will spend at the course.

14:30

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.

Tuesday 30 May

09:00
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Full] 09:00 - 10:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Fire Warden training (0900-1030) will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher training (1045-1145) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

10:45
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Full] 10:45 - 11:45 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Fire Warden training (0900-1030) will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher training (1045-1145) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

Thursday 1 June

09:30
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.

Tuesday 6 June

09:00
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Full] 09:00 - 10:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Fire Warden training (0900-1030) will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher training (1045-1145) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

10:45
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Full] 10:45 - 11:45 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Fire Warden training (0900-1030) will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher training (1045-1145) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

14:00
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Full] 14:00 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.)

15:15
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Full] 15:15 - 16:15 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

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.)

Wednesday 7 June

10:00

A short course designed to raise the awareness of the proper selection, use, and maintenance of ionising radiation monitors. The capabilities and limitations of each monitor type will be described and practical demonstrations given of how monitors respond and how they should be used, and what and how records must be kept.

Fire Safety Managers [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Faculty of English, SR14

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.

Thursday 8 June

09:00
Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital [Places] 09:00 - 10:00 Alice Fisher Lecture Theatre

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.

Monday 12 June

09:00
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy: Chemical Safety [Places] 09:00 - 12:00 Room to be confirmed

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

13:00

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

Tuesday 13 June

09:30
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.

Monday 19 June

10:00
Laser Safety for Class 3B and 4 Laser Users and Research Supervisors [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 6

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.

Tuesday 20 June

09:15
Being an Effective Departmental Safety Officer [Full] 09:15 - 16:45 Peterhouse, Upper Hall

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.

Thursday 22 June

09:30
Pressurised Gas and Cryogens [Places] 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.

Friday 23 June

09:30
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.

Thursday 29 June

10:00
Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

Are you actively involved in genetic modification risk assessment? This is a practical course designed to help you with this work. As part of the course you will look at the legal background and duties under GM legislation, consider the biological concepts required, and carry out risk assessments for GM projects using the University forms.

Questions to be answered by participants when booking a place:

  • Do you/will you work with GM plants?
  • Do you work with GMM's associated with plants?

Please note your responses under the 'Special requirements' heading of the booking form.

12:00
An Introduction to Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment new [Places] 12:00 - 13:30 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

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.

Tuesday 4 July

09:00
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Full] 09:00 - 10:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

Fire Warden training (0900-1030) will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher training (1045-1145) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

10:45
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Full] 10:45 - 11:45 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

Fire Warden training (0900-1030) will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguisher training (1045-1145) provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

14:00
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) [Full] 14:00 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

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.)

15:15
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) [Full] 15:15 - 16:15 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

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.)