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Laboratory Health and Safety

INTRODUCTION:

This course provides an introduction to health and safety for postgraduate students and staff working in a laboratory environment.

AIM:

To introduce new laboratory-based staff and postgraduate students to the way in which health and safety is managed in the University, and to introduce the concepts of good laboratory practice, hazard recognition and risk control.

OBJECTIVES ON RETURNING TO THE WORK PLACE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

To enable participants:

  • To understand their responsibilities for safety
  • Identify their local arrangements for safety
  • To understand the most common causes of accidents within the laboratory
  • To work safely within the laboratory when using potentially hazardous equipment or hazardous substances

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Introduction - legal requirements and responsibilities
  • Good laboratory practice, housekeeping and fire prevention
  • Safe use of equipment and electrical safety
  • Chemical hazards and COSHH
  • Biological hazards
  • Accidents and emergencies

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All new laboratory-based postgraduate students and staff must attend.

COURSE DATES, TIMES & VENUES:

Autumn Term:

  • 6th October 2016 times: 0930-1230
  • 12th October 2016 times: 1400-1630
  • 19th October 2016 times: 1400-1630
  • 11th January 2017 times: 1400-1630
  • 19th April 2017 times: 1400-1630

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 60

COURSE TUTORS: H&S Services and School H&S Co-ordinators

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