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Fire Awareness and Use of Extinguishers (for Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy Postgraduates)

INTRODUCTION:

The course provides instruction to postgraduate students and new laboratory technicians in the School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy on the University fire routine and first aid fire-fighting techniques using extinguishers.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the procedures to follow in the event of a fire
  • Be aware of the duty of care for the individual and colleagues
  • Understand how to prevent a fire in a laboratory
  • Extinguish a fire safely (practical demonstration in the use of extinguishers)
  • Recognise the limitations of fire extinguishers

ON RETURNING TO THE WORKPLACE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the fire risks in a laboratory and how to prevent the outbreak of fire
  • Use an appropriate fire extinguisher to tackle a fire in a laboratory if it is considered safe to do so
  • Take the correct actions if you discover a fire in your building

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Postgraduates who use the labs in the Department of Chemistry.

PRE-COURSE PREPARATION:

Participants to make themselves familiar with the fire routine for their individual building. Participants are advised to wear warm/practical/waterproof clothing and footwear.

COURSE DATE & TIME:

  • 17 October 2013, 10:30 - 12:30
  • 17 October 2013, 13:30 - 15:30

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 20

COURSE TUTOR: Peter Lawther

Notes: Block booking made by the School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy Area Health & Safety Co-ordinators. Bookings by individuals are not taken by Health and Safety Services for this course and must be arranged directly through the school.

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