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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.

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Tue 16 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Sealed Source Users Course Wed 19 Feb 2020   14:00 [Places]

This course provides an introduction to working safely with sealed radioactive sources (a sealed source contains radioactive material and is manufactured in such a way that the material cannot be dispersed).

Sedgwick Museum: First Aid for Frontline Staff Mon 16 Jul 2012   14:15 Finished

Basic emergency First Aid for staff who may be working late or alone when there are no qualified first aiders around.

Shipping Biological Materials (IATA) Course Thu 2 Jul 2020   09:00 [Places]

This is a one-day specialised CAA approved training course aimed at those departments shipping biological materials by air (IATA). It will use the 2020 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.

The Old Schools: Fire Warden Training Mon 16 Jul 2012   10:15 Finished

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. Use of Fire Extinguisher training provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

A workshop run by Bureau Veritas.

Toolbox Talk: Confined Spaces Mon 8 Oct 2012   14:15 CANCELLED

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

Toolbox Talk: Hand-Arm Vibration Mon 26 Mar 2012   14:00 CANCELLED

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

Toolbox Talk: Noise at Work Mon 30 Apr 2012   14:00 Finished

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

Toolbox Talk: Pressure Systems Thu 15 Sep 2011   14:00 CANCELLED

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

Toolbox Talk: Risk Assessment and Manual Handling Thu 8 Mar 2012   14:00 Finished

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

Toolbox Talks for Departments Unscheduled Not bookable

Various 20 minute sharply focused toolbox talks (see topics below) can be tailored to the needs of departments. These talks are primarily aimed at frontline staff and will provide advice on what must be done and give practical examples and handouts. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Toolbox Talk: Work Equipment Mon 17 Oct 2011   14:00 CANCELLED

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

Toolbox Talk: Young People in the Workplace Tue 31 Jan 2012   14:00 CANCELLED

This half hour sharply focused course is primarily aimed at frontline staff (but all welcome). The course will tell you what you must do and give practical examples and handouts.

This training is conducted by Saferedge, travel risk experts and is aimed at people who review and authorise risk assessments and support staff and students who plan to work away from Cambridge. It is a workshop style session where there will be the opportunity for attendees to ask questions, bring specific risk assessment examples for help and discussion. The aim of the course is to enable people to confidently assess and authorise the risk assessments of individual travellers.

Transport and Movement of Radioactive Materials Wed 11 Dec 2019   10:00 [Places]

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.

Travel at Work Thu 25 Apr 2013   10:00 Finished

This course is for everyone who has the responsibility for authorising members of staff to travel on University business. This includes fleet managers, those who authorise staff to drive pool vehicles or their own vehicles together with drivers of University vehicles. ‘Vehicles’ includes bicycles! The value of good management techniques is emphasised throughout.

Travel at work is different (in health and safety legal terms) from travel to work (commuting).

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.

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Mon 18 May 2020 14:00 [Places]
Use of Fire Extinguishers Tue 1 May 2012   15:15 Finished

The course provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

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.

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Thu 6 Feb 2020 14:15 [Full]
Thu 30 Apr 2020 14:15 [Places]
Thu 30 Jul 2020 14:15 [Places]
Using Hydrofluoric Acid Safely Tue 19 Nov 2019   09:30 Finished

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.

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.

West Forvie Building: Chemical Safety Tue 12 Jun 2012   09:30 Finished

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.

Working at Height: Basic Ladder Safety Tue 25 Feb 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Wed 29 Jan 2020 09:30 [Full]
Wed 11 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 30 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 9 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
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