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June 2021

Mon 21

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 30
Fire Safety Managers Finished 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.

Virtual - Fire Safety Managers Training Finished 10:00 - 12:30 N/A - MS Teams

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.

July 2021

Thu 8
Working at Height: Basic Ladder Safety Finished 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.

Available to deliver in departments and colleges, see Unscheduled events for more details.

Fri 9
Virtual - Shipping Biological Materials (IATA) Course Finished 10:00 - 16:00 N/A - online webinar

This is a one-day specialised CAA approved training course aimed at those departments shipping biological materials by air (IATA). It will use the current IATA Regulations and will cover the full classification, packaging, labelling and documentation required to ship the following goods:

  • Infectious Substances (Category A)
  • Biological substances (Category B) (e.g. samples, vaccines, bloods, etc)
  • Exempted goods – (e.g. cell lines, DNA)
  • Genetically Modified Organisms

It will also cover the requirements for the supplementary materials encountered, such as dry-ice, dry-shippers and samples that are in small amounts of potentially flammable, or toxic, preservative fluids.

Successful candidates will receive a training certificate valid for two years, restricted only to the materials described above.

For completeness, transport by road and rail etc will also be covered.

Thu 15
Lifting and Manual Handling Finished 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This awareness training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, video and a practical demonstration by the instructor.

Also available to deliver in departments and colleges where a more bespoke course maybe useful. See Unscheduled events for more details.

Wed 28

Anyone who is a first-time user of unsealed radioactive substances is expected to attend this acquaintanceship course before they begin the work. Users of radioactive substances who are new to the University should also attend. This course also acts as a refresher for experienced users and for users from other institutions or countries. There will be time for discussion and questions at the end of the session, and a self-assessment exercise of attendees’ core knowledge will be carried out.

Please follow this link https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/3226606 to a 20 minute video 'Working with radioactivity safely' which you will need to watch before attending the main course. You will need your Raven password to access this video. If any problems, please contact safety.training@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Thu 29

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.

August 2021

Wed 4
Virtual - Fire Safety Managers Training Finished 10:00 - 12:30 N/A - MS Teams

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 5
Lifting and Manual Handling Finished 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This awareness training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, video and a practical demonstration by the instructor.

Also available to deliver in departments and colleges where a more bespoke course maybe useful. See Unscheduled events for more details.

Fri 6

Anyone who is or will be a first-time user or supervisor of x-ray equipment or other equipment generating ionising radiation is expected to attend this course before they begin work. Existing users and supervisors of these items of equipment who are new to the University should also attend.

September 2021

Wed 1
Virtual - Fire Safety Managers Training Finished 10:00 - 12:30 N/A - MS Teams

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.

Tue 14
Live Online: Working within the Human Tissue Act Finished 10:00 - 12:00 N/A - online webinar

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

To register your interest, please email RSC to book a place no later than 30 August 2021.

Thu 16
Virtual - Fire Warden Training POSTPONED 10:00 - 12:00 N/A - MS Teams

Fire Warden training will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Wed 22
Virtual - Fire Warden Training Finished 10:00 - 12:00 N/A - MS Teams

Fire Warden training will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

October 2021

Fri 1
Virtual - Fire Warden Training Finished 10:00 - 12:00 N/A - MS Teams

Fire Warden training will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Thu 7

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 13
Virtual - Fire Safety Managers Training Finished 10:00 - 12:30 N/A - MS Teams

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.

Anyone who is a first-time user of unsealed radioactive substances is expected to attend this acquaintanceship course before they begin the work. Users of radioactive substances who are new to the University should also attend. This course also acts as a refresher for experienced users and for users from other institutions or countries. There will be time for discussion and questions at the end of the session. You will be required to complete a short quiz after the course to confirm your understanding of core aspects of radiation safety.

Please follow this link https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/3226606 to a 20 minute video 'Working with radioactivity safely' which you will need to watch before attending the main course. You will need your Raven password to access this video. If you experience any problems, please contact safety.training@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Virtual - Fire Warden Training Finished 10:00 - 12:00 N/A - MS Teams

Fire Warden training will give clear instruction of the roles of designated fire wardens and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Thu 28

This is a City and Guilds accredited course which will provide delegates with an understanding of the risks and the legal requirements under the Approved Code of Practice Legionnaires' disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems 2013.

November 2021

Wed 3
Virtual - Fire Safety Managers Training [Full] 10:00 - 12:30 N/A - MS Teams

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.

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.

Thu 4

Anyone who is or will be a first-time user or supervisor of x-ray equipment or other equipment generating ionising radiation is expected to attend this course before they begin work. Existing users and supervisors of these items of equipment who are new to the University should also attend.

Wed 10
Virtual - Legionella Awareness Training (TG2) [Full] 09:00 - 13:00 N/A - MS Teams

This is a City and Guilds accredited course which will provide delegates with a basic understanding of legionella awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Approved Code of Practice Legionnaires' disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems 2013.