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We offer a wide range of Health and Safety (H&S) training courses to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Schools, Institutes, Directorates and, on request, external organisations.

The scheduled H&S training courses listed ensure that the H&S training needs of QMUL are met. Staff and Postgraduate Research Students must ensure that they fulfil the mandatory health and safety training requirements for their role, as noted in the QMUL H&S Training Policy. 

On-line: Online Health & Safety training courses for Fire Safety and Display Screen Equipment Assessment are for Queen Mary staff and postgraduate students only - access and information on each module can be found here

Classroom based: Scheduled ‘taught’ health & safety training courses are open and free upon registration to all QMUL staff and postgraduates (note - certain nationally accredited courses provided may have a fee). Below you will find a course calendar and descriptions of each course.  If you are uanble to find what you are looking for please email the H&S help desk.

Booking onto a course

All accredited courses that are ‘staff only’ are bookable through the helpdesk hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. These are IOSH Working & Managing Safely, Mental Health First Aid and (Emergency) First Aid at Work. These have a limited number of places, for example 16 for Mental Health First Aid and 12 for (Emergency) First Aid at Work. To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB], and return to the helpdesk hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk Priority will be given based on a number of factors such as the relevance of the training to your role and coverage in your area (for first aid courses).

Non-Accredited courses will be bookable via CPD booking system, where we can accommodate much larger numbers (up to 40) of staff, pay rolled & non pay rolled PhD students and external delegates. (Examples of non-accredited courses are Hazardous Substances Risk Assessment, Decontamination & Sterilisation, Containment Level 3 – Principles and Practices.)

External organisations: H&S training courses are open to external organisations, unless otherwise stated. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form below and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Training Request Form [DOC 14KB]


Description: Bio and GM Safety for Clinical Trials Staff 

This course will provide an introduction to working safely with biological and genetically modified (GM) agents (i.e. a gene therapy agent) that may be handled by research nursing, pharmacy and clinical trial associate staff during clinical trials. 

Topics will include bio-containment, handling biological/GM waste, disinfection & decontamination, personal protective equipment, transport and storage. Relevant H&S legislation requirements (risk assessment and regulator notification) in the context of the management of biological and GM agents in a clinical setting will be covered in conjunction with the principles of risk assessment and containment / infection control practices. 

Duration: 2 hours classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min). 

Objectives:

  1. Identify the hazards arising from working with biological / GM agents in a clinical trial setting, risk levels and classification of agents
  2. Understand the principles of bio-containment
  3. Know the practical measures required to contain biological / GM agents from start of work through to waste disposal and storage
  4. Be aware of relevant health and safety legislation underpinning clinical trial work with biological & GM agents including risk assessment requirements

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom. 

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: For Clinical Research Nurses and Managers, Pharmacy Managers and technicians handling biological / GM agents as part of a clinical trial; Clinical Trial Associates involved in the planning of clinical trials (QMUL / Barts Health NHS Trust).

Requalification / Refresher: Attend and complete the refresher course once every 3 years. (HS030 Bio Hazards and GM Agents Refresher).

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system. Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL / Barts Health NHS Trust arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable to other organisations. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: Containment Level 3 – Practices and Principles 

This course gives an in depth of the legal requirements for laboratory work and facility design features for high hazard pathogen work (at ACDP Containment Level 3, CL3). The course will identify operational practices, safety management principles and practices which enable safe working. The course presenter will provide short talks on the topics, which will be interspersed with small group exercises. 

Duration: Full day (minimum 5 hours) classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min).

Objectives:

  1. Understand the relevant legislation underpinning high hazard pathogen laboratory work
  2. Understand the safety practices for high hazard pathogen laboratory work
  3. Understand the design and operation of safety critical features in the containment facility
  4. Understand and gain information to plan and implement safety management procedures, including emergency protocols for a facility
  5. Be able to conduct a risk assessment of work according to the relevant legislation and guidance

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom. 

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: For research, technical and teaching staff and postgraduate students starting work at ACDP CL3, other staff (e.g. Infrastructure Maintenance) closely involved with CL3 facility operation, CL3 laboratory staff requiring a ‘refresher’ session.

It is normally expected that attendees have previously attended the QMUL ‘Working Safely with Biohazards’ (HS020) course (or an equivalent course at another Institution) and/or have an adequate basic knowledge of the COSHH regulations and the principles of risk assessment. If in doubt, please contact hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk in advance to ascertain suitability.

Requalification / Refresher: Attend and complete this course once every 3 years as a refresher.

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system. Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk


Description: Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment (COSHH)

This course will introduce the skills required to carry out a hazardous substances risk assessment, in order to carry out a thorough risk assessment in line with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) and UK environmental legislation.

This course will provide attendees with the ability to identify different hazards (physical, health and environmental), the risks involved, and the appropriate health and safety control measures to put in place for safe working. The course is based on Health & Safety Executive’s ‘five steps for risk assessment’ and the COSHH ‘Hierarchy of Control’ of hazardous substances.

 It also include a practical ‘table-top’ hazardous substance risk assessment exercise using safety data sheets and will provide information on practical measures such as emergency procedures and waste disposal.

Duration: 3 hours classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min).

Objectives:

  1. Understand types of hazards (hazardous substances) and note legislation covered by this course
  2. Identify hazards that arise from an experimental process
  3. Interpret safety data sheets
  4. Understand how to carry out a hazardous substance risk assessment
  5. Identify appropriate controls for hazards to minimise risk
  6. Understand the hierarchy of control
  7. Review a hazardous substance risk assessment
  8. Understand hazards of, and controls for asphyxiants 

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom.

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: This course is open to all QMUL staff and postgraduate students who wish to gain the skills needed to carry out a hazardous substances assessment. This is suitable for all who work with hazardous materials, especially suited for those who will be using hazardous chemicals in research or teaching laboratories 

Requalification / Refresher: Attend and complete the refresher course once every 3 years. (HS015, Refresher – Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment (COSHH).

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system. Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: Refresher - Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment (COSHH)

This course will provide a refresher on the skills required to carry out a hazardous substances risk assessment, in order to carry out a thorough risk assessment in line with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) and UK environmental legislation.

A workshop based refresher exercise will be conducted on different hazards (physical, health and environmental), the risks involved, and the appropriate health and safety control measures to put in place for safe working. This refresher course is based on Health & Safety Executive’s ‘five steps for risk assessment’ and the COSHH ‘Hierarchy of Control’ of hazardous substances.

Duration: 90 min classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min).

Objectives: Participants will be able to refresh their knowledge of

  1. The types of hazards (hazardous substances) and note legislation covered by this course
  2. Hazards that arise from an experimental process
  3. Interpreting safety data sheets
  4. How to carry out a hazardous substance risk assessment
  5. Appropriate controls for hazards to minimise risk
  6. The hierarchy of control
  7. Reviewing a hazardous substance risk assessment
  8. The hazards of, and controls for asphyxiants

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom.

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: This course is open to all QMUL staff and postgraduate students want to refresh their skills to carry out a hazardous substances assessment, especially suited for those more experienced in using hazardous chemicals in research or teaching laboratories.

Requalification / Refresher: Not applicable.

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system. Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

Please note - inexperienced QMUL staff and postgraduates must book and attend the Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment (COSHH) HS005 course.

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: Decontamination & Sterilisation

This course will provide a detailed look into the decontamination and sterilisation of biologically hazardous materials (clinical samples, pathogens, Genetically Modified (GM) Agents) and equipment / devices that may be used with these materials.

The safety principles and requirements to inactivate different biologically hazardous materials under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations and GM (Contained Use) Regulations will be detailed.

Topics will include the principles of decontamination and sterilisation; appropriate use of decontamination and sterilisation methods; types, examples, compatibility, validation and limitations of disinfectants for laboratory work; sterilisation methods in the laboratory setting and their application including limitations, compatibility and validation.

Duration: 2 hours classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min).

Objectives:

  1. Know the safety principles and requirements for decontamination and sterilisation for laboratory work
  2. Understand the applications of decontamination and sterilisation methods
  1. Understand the criteria for correct use of decontaminating agents such as disinfectants
  2. Understand the criteria for correct use of sterilisation methods
  3. Be able to conduct a risk assessment to select the best method of inactivation for biologically hazardous materials used in their work.

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom.

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: Research and Technical staff and postgraduates handling biologically hazardous materials.

Those attending this course should have previously attended the ‘Working Safely with Biohazards’ course HS020 (or equivalent course/s from other institutions).

Requalification / Refresher: not applicable at present.

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system. Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: Off-Site / Fieldwork Risk Assessment Training

This course will give delegates in an insight into potential risks when working off-site / conducting fieldwork and how to manage them following the risk assessment process.

Duration: 3 hours

Objectives:

After completing the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand what constitutes fieldwork
  • Be able to identify a range of hazards and how to control them
  • Be comfortable measuring risk and be appreciative of who may be at risk
  • Recognise the importance of planning and the need for review

Certification: Certification of attendance

Suitability: any staff or student involved in writing or reviewing risk assessments for fieldwork / off-site work.

Requalification / Refresher: It is recommended that refresher training is carried out every three years.

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system.

Should you need to cancel your place on the course for any reason, please ensure that you do this via the CPD booking system. Please check the non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations: This course is open to external organisations. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/ and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: Fire Marshal

This course is designed for QMUL staff to act in the role of Fire Marshals. The course will teach candidates about the causes and effects of fire and how it spreads. Fire Marshals are expected to act as eyes and ears within their workplace by identifying potential fire hazards, carrying out weekly checks, reporting defects and assisting in the evacuation of occupied buildings. The course is theoretical and practical with training given in the selection and application of portable fire-fighting equipment. 

Duration: 10:00- 14:00 (Candidates can bring packed lunch with them if required)

Objectives: Fire Statistics • Fire Science • Human Behaviour • Hazard Spotting • Emergency Procedures • Fire Marshal Roles and Responsibilities • Quiz • Practical Fire Training

Certification: A short quiz with a 70% pass mark required and practical fire training. A certificate valid for two years is provided.

Suitability: For Nominated Persons, permanently based within a building, to assist in the evacuation of relevant persons from their area in the event of a fire alarm activation, identify fire hazards and deficiencies in fire safety measures and take appropriate action.

Requalification / Refresher: Fire Marshal Refresher Training must be repeated every 2 yrs this is an e-learning package located in the Fire Safety Module on QMPlus.

Bookings: QMUL Staff and postgraduate students with access to CPD booking system

Accredited courses that are ‘staff only’ are bookable through the helpdesk hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. These are IOSH Working & Managing Safely, Mental Health First Aid and (Emergency) First Aid at Work. These have a limited number of places, for example 16 for Mental Health First Aid and 12 for (Emergency) First Aid at Work. To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB], and return to the helpdesk hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk Priority will be given based on a number of factors such as the relevance of the training to your role and coverage in your area (for first aid courses).

Non-Accredited courses will be bookable via CPD booking system, where we can accommodate much larger numbers (up to 40) of staff, pay rolled & non-pay rolled PhD students and external delegates. (Examples of non-accredited courses are Hazardous Substances Risk Assessment, Decontamination & Sterilisation, Containment Level 3 – Principles and Practices.)

External organisations: For the H&S training courses open to external organisations there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

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Non-attendance charge: When a participant fails to attend a course without cancelling their place a charge will be calculated at the cost of £40 per day for the length of the event. For the purposes of this policy ‘non-attendance’ means failing to attend a course on which you have made a booking without first cancelling your place. Cancellations should be made 48 hours before the event.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk


Description: First Aid for Laboratory Workers

This short course is aimed at staff and PhD students who work in laboratories. It covers Basic Life Support, how to deal with chemical burns and contamination including specific guidance on Hydrofluoric acid, Liquid Nitrogen and Phenol and contaminated sharps injuries.

Duration: 3 hours.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.
  2. Be able to assess, deal with and report an incident.
  3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is
  4. breathing normally
  5. not breathing normally
  6. Be able to recognise, manage and provide first aid for illnesses and injuries in the workplace, which includes burns and bleeding. Injuries to bones and muscles. Head, spinal and chest injuries. Poisoning and anaphylaxis. Asthma and diabetes.

Certification: Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a written assessment. Valid for a 3 year period.

Suitability: This course is open to all QMUL Laboratory staff and postgraduate students who wish to gain a basic knowledge of emergency first aid and specific knowledge on how to deal with injuries caused by chemicals and contaminated sharps.

Re-qualification: is to attend and successfully complete a 3-hour requalification course. 

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system.

Should you need to cancel your place on the course for any reason, please ensure that you do this via the CPD booking system. Please check the non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations: This course is open to external organisations. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/ and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: First Aid at Work (FAA Level 3 Award):

This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergencies with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way.

Duration: 3 days - 09:00 to 17:00 (a minimum of 6 hours covered in one day).

Objectives:

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.
  2. Be able to assess, deal with and report an incident.
  3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is
  4. breathing normally
  5. not breathing normally
  6. Be able to recognise, manage and provide first aid for illnesses and injuries in the workplace, which includes burns and bleeding. Injuries to bones and muscles. Head, spinal and chest injuries. Poisoning and anaphylaxis. Asthma and diabetes.

Certification: Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. Valid for a 3 year period. 

Suitability: This course is open to all QMUL permanent staff who wish to be part of the Queen Mary First Aid team and is ideal for higher or advanced level hazards (e.g. laboratory’s, workshops, working at height or with electricity) or where your needs assessment identifies a requirement to provide additional training, covering a broad syllabus including the recognition and treatment of a wider range of conditions.

Re-qualification: is to attend and successfully complete a 2-day requalification. 

Bookings: To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB]. The form will need to be signed by the applicant’s line manager and emailed to the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Should you need to cancel your place on the course for any reason, please contact the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. Please check the non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations: This course is open to external organisations. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/ and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk


Description: Emergency First Aid at Work (FAA Level 3 Award)

This national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner. You may count the qualification accreditation towards your formal general educational development.

Duration: 09:00 to 17:00 (a minimum of 6 hours covered in one day) 

Objectives:

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.
  2. Be able to assess, deal with and report an incident.
  3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is
  4. breathing normally
  5. not breathing normally
  6. Be able to recognise, manage and provide first aid for injuries in the workplace, which includes burns, bleeding and chocking.

Certification: Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a written assessment. Valid for a 3 year period.

Suitability: This course is open to all QMUL permanent staff who wish to gain a basic knowledge of first aid and is ideal for low hazard environments (e.g. offices, shops, libraries) or where your needs assessment identifies a requirement for a first aider trained in emergency first aid at work. 

Re-qualification: is to attend and successfully complete a 1-day requalification course. 

Bookings: To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB]. The form will need to be signed by the applicant’s line manager and emailed to the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Should you need to cancel your place on the course for any reason, please contact the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. Please check the non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations: This course is open to external organisations. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/ and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. 

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk


Description: First Aid at Work Re-Qualification (FAA Level 3 Award): This comprehensive two-day course is for those who hold a valid First Aid at Work certificate that is about to expire.

It recovers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergencies with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course. This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Duration: 2 days - 09:00 to 17:00 (a minimum of 6 hours covered in one day).

Objectives:

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.
  2. Be able to assess, deal with and report an incident.
  3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is
  4. breathing normally
  5. not breathing normally
  6. Be able to recognise, manage and provide first aid for illnesses and injuries in the workplace, which includes burns and bleeding. Injuries to bones and muscles. Head, spinal and chest injuries. Poisoning and anaphylaxis. Asthma and diabetes.

Certification: Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. Valid for a 3 year period.

Suitability: This course is open to all QMUL permanent staff who hold a First Aid at Work certificate and wish to requalify.

Re-qualification: is to attend and successfully complete a 2-day requalification. 

Bookings: To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB]. The form will need to be signed by the applicant’s line manager and emailed to the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Should you need to cancel your place on the course for any reason, please contact the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. Please check the non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations: This course is open to external organisations. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/ and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk


Description: GM Risk Assessment and Notification 

This course will provide an introduction to the requirements for working with Genetically Modified (Micro) Organisms (GMMO / GMO’s) in the contained laboratory setting. The topics covered include: the principles and legislative requirements of a GM risk assessment (using QMUL GM risk assessment templates), identifying GMMO / GMO hazards and risks to humans and the environment, establishing correct Containment level for the work and the notification process internally within QMUL and externally to the Regulatory Authority.

Duration: 2 hours classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min).

Objectives:

  1. Know the hazards and risks arising from working with GMO / GMMO’s
  2. Understand the GM Containment Level requirements
  3. Know the measures required to contain GMO / GMMO’s from start of work through to waste disposal and storage
  4. Be aware of relevant legislation underpinning GM work
  5. Be able to conduct a risk assessment of their GM work
  6. Be aware of the notification process for GM work. 

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom.

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: For laboratory research, technical and teaching staff working with / intending to work with genetically modified (micro) organisms. (E.g. new PhD, post-doctoral staff and group leaders who intend to conduct GM work).

Requalification / Refresher: Attend and complete the refresher course once every 3 years. (HS030 Bio Hazards and GM Agents Refresher).

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system. Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: IOSH Managing Safely

This is a three-day course which is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). It is designed for managers and supervisors in any sector and organisation and is delivered under licence by members of QMUL’s Health and Safety Directorate. The course aims to ensure all delegates are aware of their responsibilities and provide them with the information and tools required to manage health and safety in their teams. The course includes a variety of group exercises which will enable you to learn in a practical way.

Duration: 3 days - 09:00 to 17:00

Objectives:

  • Understand health and safety responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Understand how to assess and control hazards and risks effectively
  • Understand how health and safety law works
  • Learn the principles of accident and incident investigation
  • Understand how to measure health and safety performance

Certification: Delegates who reach the required standard in the multi-format assessment and risk assessment project will be awarded the IOSH Managing Safely Certificate.

Suitability: The course is open to all staff at the University but delegates should have some level of management responsibility. Places are therefore allocated following consultation with departmental/school safety coordinators or line managers. 

Requalification / Refresher: It is recommended that delegates attend the one day IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course every 3 years.

External organisations: This course is open to external organisations. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/ and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: IOSH Working Safely

This is a one-day course which is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). It is designed for people at any level, in any sector, to gain an understanding and awareness of their health and safety responsibilities. Everyone at work should have an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’ and this course offers exactly that.

Duration: 1 day - 09:00 to 17:00

Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of working safely and the potential outcomes if they fail to do so
  • Learn how to identify risks and hazards
  • Understand the importance of risk assessments
  • Understand the importance of a health & safety management system
  • Understand the importance of emergency plans and procedures and how to report incidents

Certification: Delegates who reach the required standard in the multi format assessment and hazard marking exercise will be awarded the IOSH Working Safely Certificate.

Suitability: The course is open to all staff at the University. 

Requalification / Refresher: There are no requalification / refresher requirements for this course.

Bookings: To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB]. The form will need to be signed by the applicant’s line manager and emailed to the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Should you need to cancel your place on the course for any reason, please contact the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. Please check the non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations: This course is open to external organisations. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/ and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: Manual Handling and Lifting

A two hour course intended for all staff interested in learning how to lift and shift heavy objects, on a regular basis or from time to time, without sustaining injury.

Duration: 2 hours

Objectives: At the end of the session participants will:

  • Define “manual handling”
  • Understand the lumbar spine anatomy
  • Appreciate the benefits and damage of good and bad lifting technique
  • Understand and demonstrate good manual handling
  • Apply good handling techniques in their own workplace

Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Suitability: For all staff, including those responsible for the health and safety of others

Requalification / Refresher: It is recommended that refresher training is carried out every three years. 

Bookings:

Accredited courses that are ‘staff only’ are bookable through the helpdesk hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. These are IOSH Working & Managing Safely, Mental Health First Aid and (Emergency) First Aid at Work. These have a limited number of places, for example 16 for Mental Health First Aid and 12 for (Emergency) First Aid at Work. To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB], and return to the helpdesk hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk Priority will be given based on a number of factors such as the relevance of the training to your role and coverage in your area (for first aid courses).

Non-Accredited courses will be bookable via CPD booking system, where we can accommodate much larger numbers (up to 40) of staff, pay rolled & non-pay rolled PhD students and external delegates. (Examples of non-accredited courses are Hazardous Substances Risk Assessment, Decontamination & Sterilisation, Containment Level 3 – Principles and Practices.)

External organisations: For the H&S training courses open to external organisations there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk


Description: Adult Mental Health First Aid (2 days)

The course will: 

  • Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people's mental health.
  • Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support.

Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support
  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery.

Duration: 2 days 

Objectives:

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Recognise signs and symptoms of mental ill health
  • Provide initial help
  • Guide the person towards appropriate professional help
  • Be mindful of their own wellbeing

Certification: Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Suitability: This course is open to all QMUL permanent staff who wish to gain knowledge on how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. Places will be prioritised based on individual’s roles. MHFA will not teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. To learn more about the duties and the role of a QMUL mental health first aider, please visit: http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/a-z/mental-health-first-aid/

Requalification / Refresher: There is currently no refresher training for this course, however it is recommended that mental health first aiders attend at least two out of four support sessions organised by the Health and Safety Directorate each year.

Bookings:

Bookings: To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB]. The form will need to be signed by the applicant’s line manager and emailed to the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Should you need to cancel your place on the course for any reason, please contact the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. Please check the non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations: This course is open to external organisations. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/ and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: Laboratory Safety for Non-Research Staff

A two hour course intended to educate non-research staff on the hazards found in laboratories and how to respond to them in the case of an emergency/accident. 

Duration: 2 hours 

Objectives: At the end of the session participants should be able to:

  • Recognise a laboratory and be aware that each one is unique
  • Recognise the hazards/controls before entering a laboratory
  • Recognise laboratories where supervision/further instructions are required before entering
  • Identify how hazardous material can enter the body
  • Describe types of emergencies and what to do in an emergency
  • Recognise how your work activities can impact the laboratory 

Certification: Certificate of Attendance 

Suitability: For non-academic staff from QMUL Professional Services departments who enter the laboratory environment for various duties (e.g. maintenance, transport of packages, goods and waste, installation of equipment and services and security patrols).

Requalification / Refresher: It is recommended that refresher training is carried out every three years. 

Bookings:

Accredited courses that are ‘staff only’ are bookable through the helpdesk hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. These are IOSH Working & Managing Safely, Mental Health First Aid and (Emergency) First Aid at Work. These have a limited number of places, for example 16 for Mental Health First Aid and 12 for (Emergency) First Aid at Work. To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB], and return to the helpdesk hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk Priority will be given based on a number of factors such as the relevance of the training to your role and coverage in your area (for first aid courses).

Non-Accredited courses will be bookable via CPD booking system, where we can accommodate much larger numbers (up to 40) of staff, pay rolled & non-pay rolled PhD students and external delegates. (Examples of non-accredited courses are Hazardous Substances Risk Assessment, Decontamination & Sterilisation, Containment Level 3 – Principles and Practices.)

External organisations: For the H&S training courses open to external organisations there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk


Description: Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) Training

This course syllabus includes

  • Concepts of Ionising Radiation Protection.
  • The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 – key requirements including RPS role and duties.
  • Risk assessments and Local Rules (practice workshop).
  • Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 – key requirements.
  • QMUL local arrangements for Ionising Radiation Protection.
  • Inspections (internal / regulators).
  • Scenarios – practice workshop.

This course will be run annually (late autumn) either as a full course or as a shorter refresher course. The course is conducted by the QMUL Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) team and the QMUL Radiation Protection Officer (RPO). The syllabus adheres to the HSE guidance at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/irp6.pd 

Duration:

Full course: 6.5 hours classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min) 

Refresher course: 4 hours classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min).

Objectives: fulfils the core competence criteria noted in the HSE guidance.

  1. To understand the concepts of Ionising Radiation Protection
  2. To understand the nature of ionising radiation interaction with tissue
  3. To understand the measurement and activity of Ionising Radiation
  4. To know the relevant measurement techniques
  5. To know the basic legal requirements for Ionising Radiation Protection
  6. To know the basic principles of practical radiation protection
  7. To know the key requirements of the QMUL policy, management systems and local rules
  8. To know the procedures for accidents, incidents, emergency and reporting.

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom.

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: Only open to those at QMUL nominated to be or already appointed to be RPSs / Deputy RPSs by their Head of School / Institute and to personnel on QMUL payroll who assist the QMUL Ionising Radiation Protection program. Attendee list will be vetted and confirmed beforehand by the QMUL Ionising Radiation Protection Officer. See RPS appointment form and duties at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/a-z/ionising-radiation/.

Requalification / Refresher: Attendance by QMUL RPSs/ Deputy RPSs once every 3 years.

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system. Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations:  Not open to external organisations.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: This 2 hour course will provide information on the regulatory requirements and Queen Mary University of London’s management arrangements (from laboratory to final disposal) for safe disposal of hazardous waste typically produced from laboratory activities (e.g. clinical, GM, biological, chemical).

The session will include practical scenarios for the management of laboratory hazardous waste (waste categorisation, waste treatment and protocols, waste transport, accidents / emergency response) and a small group exercise.

At the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand the regulatory framework underpinning the safe management of hazardous waste
  • Understand the different hazardous waste categories and criteria for assigning waste streams
  • Understand Queen Mary University of London’s management and arrangements for laboratory hazardous waste
  • Be able to apply the knowledge gained into writing / implementing laboratory protocols / risk assessments for safe management of hazardous waste

Note: The safe management of radioactive wastes will not be covered in this course. Please see http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/ for Working Safely with Ionising Radiation.

Suitability: Staff (technical, research, portering, estates) and postgraduates responsible for managing laboratory hazardous waste.

Certification: Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructors, along with a written test at the end of the session.

This course is bookable via CPD booking system Details of course costs will be sent to postgraduate students not on QMUL payroll and external attendees, payable via Eshop.
For further information on this course, please contact  hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk


Description: Selection of Laboratory PPE

This course will provide detailed look into the selection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for laboratory tasks and activities. The safety principles to be followed under the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations for the selection (including the criteria for a suitable risk assessment and requirements for provision), use (including limitations for protection, correct use and compatibility with substances and tasks), maintenance (including storage, defects, cleaning), and final disposal of PPE will be identified.

The standards applicable to specific laboratory personal protective equipment such as laboratory coats, hand /arm protection (e.g. gloves), eye / face protection and respiratory protection will be explored.

Duration: 2 hours classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min) 

Objectives:

  1. Know the safety principles behind the selection of PPE and the regulations that govern selection and use of PPE
  2. Understand the limitations of PPE for protection in the laboratory
  3. Understand the criteria for correct use, maintenance, storage and disposal
  4. Be aware of relevant standards applicable for laboratory PPE
  5. Be able to conduct a risk assessment to select the correct PPE for their laboratory work

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom.

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: Staff responsible for selecting and purchasing laboratory PPE and those involved in QMUL procurement of laboratory PPE.

Those attending this course should have previously attended the Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment (COSHH) (HS005) and/or Working Safely with Biohazards (HS020) course/s (or equivalent course/s from other institutions).

Requalification / Refresher: not applicable at present.

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system. Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: Working at Height

A 1.5 hour course for staff who work at heights and those who manage staff working at height.
Please Note: This course covers the use of kick steps and step ladders and does NOT cover the use of leaning ladders, scaffold towers or mobile elevated working platforms.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Objectives: At the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand the legal requirements for working at heights
  • Be able to assess any risks associated with working at heights
  • Be able to assess the suitability of access equipment
  • Describe the safe positioning and use of stepladders

Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Suitability: For all staff who work at height or manage staff working at height.

Requalification / Refresher: It is recommended that refresher training is carried out every three years.

Bookings:

Accredited courses that are ‘staff only’ are bookable through the helpdesk hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. These are IOSH Working & Managing Safely, Mental Health First Aid and (Emergency) First Aid at Work. These have a limited number of places, for example 16 for Mental Health First Aid and 12 for (Emergency) First Aid at Work. To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB], and return to the helpdesk hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk Priority will be given based on a number of factors such as the relevance of the training to your role and coverage in your area (for first aid courses).

Non-Accredited courses will be bookable via CPD booking system, where we can accommodate much larger numbers (up to 40) of staff, pay rolled & non-pay rolled PhD students and external delegates. (Examples of non-accredited courses are Hazardous Substances Risk Assessment, Decontamination & Sterilisation, Containment Level 3 – Principles and Practices.)

External organisations: For the H&S training courses open to external organisations there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk


Description: Working Safely with Biological Hazards

This course will provide an introduction to the basic principles of bio-containment and procedures for working safely with biological hazards in the laboratory or clinical setting (e.g. human or animal pathogens, clinical samples or materials, animal / insect samples or materials). Topics covered include bio-containment equipment and procedures, handling of biological/clinical waste, disinfection & decontamination, personal protective equipment, transport, storage and the principles of risk assessment (using QMUL Bio-COSHH template). Relevant legislative requirements in the context of the safe management of biological hazards will be covered. This course covers work generally conducted at Containment Level 1 & 2 laboratories (or equivalent). Arrangements for biological safety applicable to QMUL will also be identified. 

Duration: 3 hours classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min). 

Objectives:

  1. Identify the hazards arising from working with biological / clinical samples / pathogens and possible routes for infection / exposure
  2. Understand the principles of bio-containment in the laboratory or clinical area
  3. Know the measures required to contain biohazards from start of work through to waste disposal and storage
  4. Be aware of relevant H&S legislation underpinning biological hazard work
  5. Be able to conduct a risk assessment of their work

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom.

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: For laboratory research, technical, clinical and teaching staff working with clinical and biological material (tissue, blood, bodily fluids and cells), human or animal / plant / insect pathogens. Particularly useful for those starting full time laboratory work (e.g. new PhD and post-doctoral staff).

Requalification / Refresher: Attend and complete the refresher course once every 3 years. (HS030 Bio Hazards and GM Agents Refresher).

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system. Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

Please note there is a separate course covering genetically modified organisms (Genetically Modified (GM) Agents Risk Assessment and Notification course, HS029),  and a separate course covering higher risk pathogen work (Containment Level 3 Principles and Practices, HS019).

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: Refresher - Working Safely with Biohazards and GM Agents

This course will provide a refresher to the key principles of bio-containment and safety procedures for working safely with biological hazards (clinical, biological, pathogens) and genetically modified (GM) agents in the laboratory or clinical areas.

A workshop based refresher exercise will include bio-containment, handling biological/clinical waste, disinfection & decontamination, personal protective equipment, transport, storage and the process of risk assessment (using QMUL risk assessment templates).

Updates to QMUL and legislative requirements in the context of the management of biological hazards and genetic modification work will be covered. This course covers work generally conducted at Containment Level 1 & 2 laboratories (or equivalent).

Duration: 90 minutes classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min). 

Objectives: Attendees will participants will be able to refresh their knowledge of:

  1. the hazards arising from working with biological/clinical materials, pathogens & GM agents and routes of infection
  2. the key principles of bio-containment
  3. the key measures required to contain biohazards and GM agents from start of work through to waste disposal and storage
  4. the relevant legislation underpinning biological & GM work and be aware of legislative updates
  5. the risk assessment process

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom. 

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: For laboratory research, technical, clinical and teaching staff and PhD students continuing to work with clinical and biological materials (tissue, blood, bodily fluids and cells, human or animal / plant / insect pathogens).

Requalification / Refresher: not applicable.

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system. Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: Working Safely with Ionising Radiation

This course is for laboratory users / potential laboratory users of ionising radioactive sources (‘open source’ radio isotopes, x rays and ‘sealed / closed’ radiation sources). The course is presented in compliance with the latest regulations governing the use of ionising radioactive sources. It covers elementary radiation physics; QMUL permits and requirements / local rules and management systems for working safely with ionising radiation sources; monitoring, ordering and disposal of radioactive materials.

Duration: 3 hours classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min). The course is conducted by the QMUL Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) team and the QMUL Radiation Protection Officer (RPO).

Objectives:

To understand the requirements of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 and the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016

  • To understand the use of radiation monitoring instruments and dose meters,
  • To be aware of personal dosimetry methodology,
  • Be familiar with the requirements of the QMUL permit requirements, policy, arrangements and local rules,
  • Be aware of safe methods for working with ionising radioactive sources,
  • Be aware of the QMUL inventory system for the receipt, use and disposal of ionising radioactive sources (IsoStock).

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom.

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: For new users of ionising radioactive sources and as a ‘refresher’ training for existing users.

However this training cannot be used as the basis for appointment as a Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS). A separate training course is conducted for this purpose (HS027).

Requalification / Refresher: Attend and complete this course as a refresher course once every 3 years.

Bookings: This course is bookable via the CPD booking system. Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

 


Description: Skills Update for First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders

Although it is not mandatory, the Health & Safety Executive strongly recommend that qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders undertake an annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up-to-date and refreshed.

Duration: 3 hours.

Syllabus: A range of subjects is covered includes • incident reporting • Primary Assessment • Top-to-toe survey • Recovery Position • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation • AED familiarisation • Wounds and bleeding • soft tissue injures • bones • burns • major illnesses • scenario debrief.

Certification: An email certificate of attendance will be issued.

Suitability: This course is open to all QMUL first aiders who have a current first aid or emergency first aid certificate.

Presenter: Suzanne Mason (Health & Safety Advisor)

 

 

 

 

 


Description: IOSH Managing Safely Refresher

This is a one-day course which is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). It provides the opportunity to refresh the key parts of the IOSH Managing Safely course through engaging and practical activities. The course focuses on a Plan-Do-Check-Act safety and health management system.

Duration: 1 day - 09:00 to 17:0 

Objectives:

  • Revise key management responsibilities from the IOSH Managing Safely course.
  • Update relevant changes in relevant, good practice guidance, legislation and standards.

Certification: Delegates who reach the required standard in the multi format assessment will be awarded an updated IOSH Managing Safely Certificate.

Suitability: The course is open to anyone in a management or supervisory role, who has previously completed the full IOSH Managing Safely course.

Requalification / Refresher: It is recommended that delegates attend the one day IOSH Managing Safely Refresher course every 3 years.

Bookings: To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB]. The form will need to be signed by the applicant’s line manager and emailed to the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Should you need to cancel your place on the course for any reason, please contact the Health & Safety Directorate help desk at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk. Please check the non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/

External organisations: This course is open to external organisations. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/ and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk

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