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OHSS Training 2011-12

Programme of events provided by Occupational Health and Safety Service
(Thu 8 Sep 2011 - Fri 31 Aug 2012)

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Thu 8 Sep 2011 – Tue 1 Nov 2011

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Thursday 8 September 2011

11:00
Working at Height: Basic Ladder Safety Finished 11:00 - 13:00 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

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.

Tuesday 13 September 2011

10:00
Legionella Awareness Training CANCELLED 10:00 - 11:00 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

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

14:30
A Brief Introduction to Managing Laser Safety CANCELLED 14:30 - 15:30 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

This course provides a brief introduction to laser safety management for those with supervisory responsibilities for laser laboratories, with a modern approach to laser safety.

Wednesday 14 September 2011

14:00
Ultraviolet Radiation: Safe Use of Artificial Sources CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:30 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

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.

Thursday 15 September 2011

14:00
Toolbox Talk: Pressure Systems CANCELLED 14:00 - 14:30 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

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.

Friday 16 September 2011

09:00
Nanoparticle Safety POSTPONED 09:00 - 11:00 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

The course includes: A brief background; issues arising because of their small size and implications for safety; factors to consider whilst risk assessing work with nanoparticles; suggested control measures; some of the concerns with respect to Carbon Nano Tubes (CNTS).

Monday 19 September 2011

14:00
Risk Assessment for Supervisors Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

A practical course aimed at supervisors and line managers. The course is designed to give Supervisors the necessary skills to carry out risk assessments with the minimum of fuss.

Thursday 29 September 2011

09:30
Lifting and Manual Handling Finished 09:30 - 11:00 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

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.

Monday 10 October 2011

09:30
Fire Safety Awareness CANCELLED 09:30 - 11:00 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

This course will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

14:00
Toolbox Talk: Confined Spaces CANCELLED 14:00 - 14:30 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

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.

Tuesday 11 October 2011

09:30
Construction, Design and Management Regulations CANCELLED 09:30 - 11:00 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

This course is intended to give a summary of the main changes to the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2007. It is useful for those who engage contractors within their departments or who use their own staff to undertake construction work. This session focuses on areas or items of concern to University staff.

Wednesday 12 October 2011

09:30
Fire Safety Managers Finished 09:30 - 11:30 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

This course will provided clear instruction of what is expected of fire safety managers to assist responsible persons to comply with current fire safety legislation.

14:00
Using Hydrofluoric Acid Safely Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

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.

14:15
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 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.

Thursday 13 October 2011

14:30
Asbestos Awareness Refresher Training CANCELLED 14:30 - 16:00 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

Annual refresher training in asbestos awareness is mandatory under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. People such as those listed below should initially attend our Asbestos Awareness course and then take a refresher course annually.

Friday 14 October 2011

09:00
Chemical Safety Finished 09:00 - 12:00 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

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.

09:30

The Fire Safety Awareness course will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation. Use of Fire Extinguishers training provides hands on experience in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers.

Monday 17 October 2011

14:00
Toolbox Talk: Work Equipment CANCELLED 14:00 - 14:30 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

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.

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.

Monday 24 October 2011

09:30
Managing Mercury Contamination CANCELLED 09:30 - 10:30 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

Mercury was used extensively in the past in all science based departments in a wide range of equipment. The course is designed to show how a risk based precautionary approach can effectively manage this legacy of the past.

Tuesday 25 October 2011

09:00
Pressurised Gas and Cryogens POSTPONED 09:00 - 12:00 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

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.

Thursday 27 October 2011

14:15
Asbestos Awareness Training Finished 14:15 - 15:45 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

Asbestos Awareness training is a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 for anyone who could foreseeably disturb asbestos while carrying out their normal, everyday work and for their supervisors who influence how such work is carried out.

Friday 28 October 2011

10:00
Radioactive Substances: An Introduction to Suitable and Safe Use Finished 10:00 - 12:30 Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, 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.

Monday 31 October 2011

09:00
Nanoparticle Safety Finished 09:00 - 11:00 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

The course includes: A brief background; issues arising because of their small size and implications for safety; factors to consider whilst risk assessing work with nanoparticles; suggested control measures; some of the concerns with respect to Carbon Nano Tubes (CNTS).

Tuesday 1 November 2011

09:00
Fire Warden Training CANCELLED 09:00 - 10:30 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

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

10:45
Use of Fire Extinguishers CANCELLED 10:45 - 11:45 Room to be confirmed

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

14:00
Fire Safety Awareness CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:00 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

This course will raise attendees' awareness of fire safety and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

14:30
Departmental Safety Officer and Administrator Briefing CANCELLED 14:30 - 15:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 9

This is one of the regular safety update sessions for Departmental Administrators and Departmental Safety Officers.

The Pressure Systems Briefing will include an introduction, update, and question and answer session.

15:15
Use of Fire Extinguishers CANCELLED 15:15 - 16:15 Room to be confirmed

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