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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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Thu 28 Jun 2018 12:00 [Places]
Annual Departmental Safety Officer Event Thu 22 Mar 2018   09:30 [Places]

An annual event for Departmental Safety Officers.

Asbestos Awareness Training charged Wed 14 Mar 2018   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 14 Mar 2018 13:30 [Places]
Wed 18 Jul 2018 09:00 [Places]
Wed 18 Jul 2018 13:30 [Places]
Chemical Safety Wed 11 Apr 2018   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.

If you have attended the 2-hour departmental chemical safety training it is not necessary to attend this course as well.

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Tue 13 Mar 2018 09:30 [Full]
Thu 26 Apr 2018 09:30 [Places]
Fri 18 May 2018 09:30 [Places]
Fri 22 Jun 2018 09:30 [Places]

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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Thu 12 Apr 2018 11:00 [Places]
Fri 18 May 2018 08:30 [Places]
Mon 11 Jun 2018 12:00 [Places]
Fire Safety Managers Wed 7 Mar 2018   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 4 Apr 2018 10:00 CANCELLED
Wed 2 May 2018 10:00 [Places]
Wed 6 Jun 2018 10:00 [Places]
Wed 4 Jul 2018 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 Globex online fire training for the first time. Your Fire Safety Manager has instructions for registration or can contact us for this information. To access the training please click on Online Fire Training.

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 Tue 15 May 2018   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 training certificate. (IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.)

Please contact the course organiser, Will Hudson for further details before booking on the course.

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Mon 16 Apr 2018 09:30 [Full]
Wed 13 Jun 2018 09:30 [Places]

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 25 Jun 2018 10:00 [Places]
Legionella Awareness Training Thu 10 May 2018   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 Wed 25 Apr 2018   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Tue 13 Mar 2018 09:30 [Full]
Thu 29 Mar 2018 09:30 [Full]
Thu 12 Apr 2018 09:30 [Full]
Thu 17 May 2018 09:30 [Places]
Thu 31 May 2018 09:30 [Places]
Wed 13 Jun 2018 09:30 [Places]
Thu 5 Jul 2018 09:30 [Places]
Wed 18 Jul 2018 09:30 [Places]
Thu 9 Aug 2018 09:30 [Places]
Nanoparticle Safety Thu 8 Mar 2018   10:00 [Full]

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 Fri 20 Apr 2018   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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Fri 2 Mar 2018 09:30 [Full]
Thu 7 Jun 2018 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. 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.

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Wed 23 May 2018 14:30 [Places]
Tue 10 Jul 2018 14:30 [Places]
Radiation Protection Supervisors' Update Wed 21 Mar 2018   09:45 Not bookable

An annual update meeting for Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPSs).

Please contact the Safety Office for further details and to book a place.

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.

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Wed 16 May 2018 10:00 [Places]
Wed 1 Aug 2018 14:15 [Places]
Risk Assessment Tue 15 May 2018   09:30 [Full]

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

Risk Assessment for Fieldwork new Fri 16 Mar 2018   09:30 [Places]

The course aims are to provide the attendees with a full understanding of how to carry out a field work risk assessment and how to adapt it for different situations using examples, hand-outs and a practical workshop.

Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms Mon 18 Jun 2018   14:00 [Places]

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.

Shipping Biological Materials (IATA) Course Thu 5 Jul 2018   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 2015 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.

The course will be examined, and 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.

Ultraviolet Radiation: Safe Use of Artificial Sources Tue 22 May 2018   14:00 [Places]

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.

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Tue 6 Mar 2018 14:30 [Full]
Thu 2 Aug 2018 14:15 [Places]
Using Hydrofluoric Acid Safely Wed 21 Mar 2018   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Thu 10 May 2018 09:30 [Places]

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.

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