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Occupational Health and Safety Service course timetable

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November 2019

Fri 22
Pressurised Gas and Cryogens Finished 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.

Mon 25
Ultraviolet Radiation: Safe Use of Artificial Sources Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This course is aimed at supervisors of UV equipment and others who are responsible for areas where artificial sources of UV equipment are used. It gives an understanding of the hazards of ultraviolet radiation and practical methods of protection from artificial sources. It may also be appropriate for users of artificial UV sources, although appropriate practical training on specific equipment should be provided within departments.

December 2019

Tue 3
Legionella Awareness Training (TG2) Finished 09:30 - 13:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

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.

Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms Finished 10:00 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

A prior risk assessment of all work with genetically modified organisms, from bacteria to animals, is a requirement by law. This course will cover the legal background and your duties, provide guidance on the Hazard Groups and containment levels, explain the notification system and guide you through an example GM risk assessment. At least a basic understanding of biology and genetic techniques is assumed, which will allow you to get the full benefit of this course.

Wed 4
Fire Safety Managers Finished 10:00 - 13:00 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.

Mon 9
Principal Investigators, Do You Know How to Fulfil Your Health and Safety Responsibilities? CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:00 Department of Physiology, Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room

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

Wed 11
Transport and Movement of Radioactive Materials Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

This short course is designed to provide basic information to consignors, stores personnel, and departmental drivers on the nature of radioactivity, its effects on people and how we protect ourselves from 'radiation'. You do not need any previous knowledge of the nature or effects of radioactivity. We also cover in detail the rules and regulations concerning transport and movement of radioactive substances.

Who should attend? Departmental drivers from departments that consign radioactive materials or waste and stores managers and radiation protection supervisors who are responsible for consigning or transporting radioactive materials between departments or on the public roads.

Thu 12
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 13
Chemical Safety Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Minsk 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.

Mon 16
Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital Finished 12:30 - 13:30 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.

January 2020

Wed 8
Fire Safety Managers Finished 10:00 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg 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.

Radioactive Substances: An Introduction to Suitable and Safe Use Finished 14:15 - 16:45 Department of Biochemistry, Thomas Lecture Theatre

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.

Thu 9
Departmental Responsible Person Training (TG1) Finished 09:00 - 17:00 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

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.

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 10
Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital CANCELLED 09:30 - 10:30 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.

Tue 14
Graduate Safety Course Finished 09:15 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1

Please visit our Graduate Safety Course website for full details of this event, including timings, venues and maps.

Wed 15
Legionella Awareness Training Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Minsk Room

Legionella Awareness Training for supervisory and maintenance staff, facilities managers and staff, and college maintenance or safety staff.

Fri 17
Chemical Safety Finished 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.

Mon 20
Laser Safety for Class 3B and 4 Laser Users and Research Supervisors Finished 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.

Tue 21
Lifting and Manual Handling CANCELLED 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 22
Radioactive Substances: An Introduction to Suitable and Safe Use Finished 10:00 - 12:30 CIMR, Sackler Lecture Theatre

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.

Fri 24
Pressurised Gas and Cryogens Finished 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 28

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

Wed 29
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.

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

Thu 30
Using Hydrofluoric Acid Safely [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna 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.