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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.

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Wed 24 Jun 2020 11:30 [Places]
Asbestos Awareness Training Wed 22 Apr 2020   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This training will provide delegates with a basic knowledge of asbestos awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

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Wed 22 Apr 2020 13:00 [Places]
Wed 15 Jul 2020 09:00 [Places]
Wed 15 Jul 2020 13:00 [Places]
Biological Safety Officers' Training Event Tue 19 May 2020   09:30 [Places]

An annual event for Biological Safety Officers (BSOs).

Chemical Safety Mon 16 Mar 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Fri 28 Feb 2020 09:30 [Full]
Fri 6 Mar 2020 09:30 [Full]
Mon 9 Mar 2020 09:30 [Full]
Fri 24 Apr 2020 09:30 CANCELLED
Departmental Responsible Person Training (TG1) Thu 12 Mar 2020   09:00 [Places]

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.

Departmental Safety Officer Essentials Thu 18 Jun 2020   10:30 [Places]

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.

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.)

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Tue 7 Apr 2020 14:00 [Full]
Tue 5 May 2020 14:00 [Full]
Tue 2 Jun 2020 14:00 [Full]

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.

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Tue 28 Apr 2020 13:00 [Places]
Thu 14 May 2020 11:00 [Places]
Wed 17 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]
Fire Safety Managers Wed 4 Mar 2020   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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 1 Apr 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 6 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 3 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 1 Jul 2020 10:00 [Places]
Fire Training Online Self-taught Not bookable

Raise fire safety awareness for all members of the University and assist fire safety managers to comply with current fire safety legislation.

Please note that you will need to register when using the online fire training for the first time and know who your Fire Safety Manager is. Your Department should advise you who your Fire Safety Manager is.

Your Fire Safety Manager should be able to provide you with the first time user guide with instructions for registration. Alternatively you can contact us for this information. To access the training please click on Online Fire Training.

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.

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Tue 7 Apr 2020 09:00 [Full]
Tue 2 Jun 2020 09:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Jul 2020 09:00 [Places]
Health and Safety Online Training Self-taught Bookable

This online course is intended to provide some basic information about health and safety in the University and help you to understand your responsibility to: Keep yourself safe, look out for the safety of others, and co-operate with your department and the University.

A Raven password is needed to access this online course, although you can log in as a Friend. If you don't already have a Raven password please visit

IOSH Managing Safely charged Mon 2 Mar 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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 qualification.

Please note to be successful in gaining the qualification delegates will need to pass an assessment on day 3 of the course and complete a risk assessment project to be handed in at a later date. (IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.)

Please contact the course organiser, Jane Oliver if you would like further details before booking on the course.

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Mon 8 Jun 2020 09:30 [Full]

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.

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Mon 15 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]
Legionella Awareness Training Thu 7 May 2020   14:00 [Full]

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

Lifting and Manual Handling Thu 20 Feb 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Tue 10 Mar 2020 09:30 [Full]
Thu 26 Mar 2020 09:30 [Full]
Thu 2 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 9 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 28 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 14 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 21 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 11 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Nanoparticle Safety Thu 5 Mar 2020   09:30 [Places]

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).

Pressurised Gas and Cryogens Thu 12 Mar 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Thu 19 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]

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.

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Tue 17 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]
Wed 20 May 2020 14:30 [Places]
Tue 7 Jul 2020 14:30 [Places]

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.

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Wed 20 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 29 Jul 2020 14:15 [Places]
Risk Assessment Wed 13 May 2020   09:30 [Full]

The course is designed to give attendees the necessary skills to carry out risk assessments.

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]
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.

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]

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.

This session is primarily for those based on the Addenbrooke's Site, although others working at CL2/3 are encouraged to attend.

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Wed 4 Mar 2020 14:15 [Full]
Thu 30 Apr 2020 14:15 [Full]
Thu 18 Jun 2020 10:30 [Places]
Thu 30 Jul 2020 14:15 [Places]
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