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Occupational Health and Safety Service course timetable

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Wed 22 May – Mon 1 Jul

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Wednesday 22 May

10:00
Radioactive Substances: An Introduction to Suitable and Safe Use [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 CIMR, Sackler Lecture Theatre

Anyone who is a first-time user of unsealed radioactive substances is expected to attend this 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.

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.

Thursday 30 May

09:30
Lifting and Manual Handling [Full] 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna 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.

Friday 31 May

12:00
Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital Not bookable 12:00 - 13:00 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.

Tuesday 4 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 5 June

10:00
Fire Safety Managers [Places] 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.

Thursday 6 June

09:30
Pressurised Gas and Cryogens [Full] 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.

Monday 10 June

09:30
IOSH Managing Safely charged (1 of 3) [Full] 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

Managing Safely is ideally suited to managers, research supervisors, administrators with safety responsibilities and Departmental Safety Officers across all sectors of the University. It leads to a nationally recognised and accredited training certificate. (IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.)

Please contact the course organiser, Jane Oliver for further details before booking on the course.

Tuesday 11 June

09:00
Departmental Responsible Person Training (TG1) (1 of 2) [Places] 09:00 - 16:00 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.

Chemical Safety [Places] 09:00 - 12:00 Department of Material Science and Metallurgy, Goldsmiths Lecture Room 1

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

09:30
IOSH Managing Safely charged (2 of 3) [Full] 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

Managing Safely is ideally suited to managers, research supervisors, administrators with safety responsibilities and Departmental Safety Officers across all sectors of the University. It leads to a nationally recognised and accredited training certificate. (IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.)

Please contact the course organiser, Jane Oliver for further details before booking on the course.

13:00
Pressurised Gas and Cryogens [Places] 13:00 - 16:00 Department of Material Science and Metallurgy, Goldsmiths Lecture Room 1

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.

Wednesday 12 June

09:00
Departmental Responsible Person Training (TG1) (2 of 2) [Places] 09:00 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Cairo 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.

09:30
Lifting and Manual Handling [Places] 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Minsk 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.

IOSH Managing Safely charged (3 of 3) [Full] 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

Managing Safely is ideally suited to managers, research supervisors, administrators with safety responsibilities and Departmental Safety Officers across all sectors of the University. It leads to a nationally recognised and accredited training certificate. (IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.)

Please contact the course organiser, Jane Oliver for further details before booking on the course.

Monday 17 June

08:30
Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital [Places] 08:30 - 09:30 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.

Tuesday 18 June

14:00
Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms [Full] 14:00 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna 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.

Thursday 20 June

09:15
Departmental Safety Officer Essentials [Full] 09:15 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

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.

Friday 21 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.

Monday 24 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.

Wednesday 26 June

13:00
An Introduction to Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment [Places] 13:00 - 14:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

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.

Monday 1 July

09:30
Annual Departmental Safety Officer Update [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Department of Biochemistry, Thomas Lecture Theatre

An annual update for Departmental Safety Officers.