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An annual event for Biological Safety Officers (BSOs).

A live online Zoom event.

Virtual - Dangerous Goods by Air (IATA) Course Mon 10 May 2021   10:00 Finished

This is a CAA approved 3-day training course and open book examination, covering the requirements of the IATA Dangerous Goods by Air Regulations. Someone possessing this qualification will be an asset to their department as carriers ask for more assurances about the packaging and labelling of cargoes.

Note that each participant will need the use of an up to date IATA manual for this course. (The manual usually changes annually but if you have a 2020 version that will be acceptable this year.) A few copies are available on loan but will need to be returned to the Trainer (by post) after the course. Other participants will have to purchase or borrow a manual independently.

There will be a 1000 start on the first day but subsequent start, finish and break times will be a matter of negotiation with the trainer.

There is unlikely to be another full IATA course organised centrally until 2023.

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.

Virtual - Fire Safety Managers Training Wed 30 Jun 2021   10:00   [More dates...] [Full]

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.

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Wed 4 Aug 2021 10:00 [Full]
Virtual - Fire Warden Training Wed 16 Jun 2021   10:00 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.

Please contact us to arrange virtual Fire Warden training your department on MS Teams.

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.

Virtual - Legionella Awareness Training (TG2) Wed 19 May 2021   09:00 Finished

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.

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.

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 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

This training will be run as a webinar through Office Teams.

A prior risk assessment of all work with genetically modified organisms, from bacteria to animals, is a requirement by law. The course 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.

Virtual - Sealed Source Users Course Thu 6 May 2021   14:00 Finished

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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