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OHSS Training 2013-14

Programme of events provided by Occupational Health and Safety Service
(Tue 3 Sep 2013 - Thu 21 Aug 2014)

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Tue 1 Jul 2014 – Thu 21 Aug 2014

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Tuesday 1 July 2014

09:00
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (1 of 2) Finished 09:00 - 10:30 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

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.

10:00
Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms Finished 10:00 - 13:00 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

Are you actively involved in genetic modification risk assessment? This is a practical course designed to help you with this work. As part of the course you will look at the legal background and duties under GM legislation, consider the biological concepts required, and carry out risk assessments for GM projects using the University forms.

Questions to be answered by participants when booking a place:

  • Do you/will you work with GM plants?
  • Do you work with GMM's associated with plants?

Please note your responses under the 'Special requirements' heading of the booking form.

10:45
Fire Warden and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) Finished 10:45 - 11:45 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

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

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.

15:15
Fire Safety Awareness and Use of Fire Extinguishers Training (2 of 2) Finished 15:15 - 16:15 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

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.

Wednesday 2 July 2014

10:00
Fire Safety Managers POSTPONED 10:00 - 12:00 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

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.

14:15
Risk Assessment for Supervisors Finished 14:15 - 15:45 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.

Tuesday 8 July 2014

09:00
Shipping Biological Materials (IATA) Course Finished 09:00 - 16:30 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

This is a one-day specialised CAA approved training course aimed at those departments shipping biological materials by air (IATA). It will use the 2014 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.

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 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.

Wednesday 9 July 2014

10:00
Laser Safety for Class 3B and 4 Laser Users and Research Supervisors Finished 10:00 - 12:30 Room to be confirmed

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.

Venue: Tilley Lecture Theatre, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street

Thursday 10 July 2014

09:30
Working at Height: Basic Ladder Safety Finished 09:30 - 10:30 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

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 15 July 2014

09:30
Chemical Safety Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Department of Pharmacology

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.

14:30
Principal Investigators, Do You Know How to Fulfil Your Health and Safety Responsibilities? Finished 14:30 - 15:30 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

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.

Wednesday 16 July 2014

10:00
Fire Safety Managers Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

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.

Tuesday 22 July 2014

09:30
CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace charged (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:30 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

This Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) course will benefit anyone in a work environment and is designed to provide candidates with an understanding of health and safety requirements placed on employers and employees. If you require training before the next planned course please contact the course leader as it may be possible to arrange some training earlier if there is enough demand.

Please note that a minimum of 6 attendees are needed for this course.

Wednesday 23 July 2014

09:30
CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace charged (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:30 Safety Office, Seminar Room (The venue is no longer in use)

This Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) course will benefit anyone in a work environment and is designed to provide candidates with an understanding of health and safety requirements placed on employers and employees. If you require training before the next planned course please contact the course leader as it may be possible to arrange some training earlier if there is enough demand.

Please note that a minimum of 6 attendees are needed for this course.

Wednesday 6 August 2014

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 7 August 2014

09:00
Pressurised Gas and Cryogens Finished 09:00 - 12:00 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

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.

14:15
Using Containment Facilities and Microbiological Safety Cabinets Finished 14:15 - 15:45 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

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.

Friday 8 August 2014

09:00
Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital new Finished 09:00 - 10:00 Alice Fisher Lecture Theatre

Fire Safety Awareness training provided by the NHS for all embedded tenants.

Venue: Alice Fisher Lecture Theatre, located in the S Block opposite the rear concourse.

13:00
Fire Safety Awareness Training for Embedded Departments at Addenbrooke's Hospital new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Alice Fisher Lecture Theatre

Fire Safety Awareness training provided by the NHS for all embedded tenants.

Venue: Alice Fisher Lecture Theatre, located in the S Block opposite the rear concourse.

Wednesday 13 August 2014

10:00
Radioactive Substances: An Introduction to Suitable and Safe Use CANCELLED 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.

14:00
Sealed Source Users Course new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

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).

Thursday 14 August 2014

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.

Thursday 21 August 2014

09:30
Working at Height: Basic Ladder Safety Finished 09:30 - 10:30 Fire Safety, Training Room (The venue is no longer available through this Provider)

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.