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Health and Safety

First Aid

Duplicate First Aid Certificate

£6.00

Description

A duplicate of your current Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work certificate.


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IOSH

Duplicate IOSH Certificate

£25.00

Description

A duplicate of your current IOSH certificate.


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First Aid

Emergency First Aid at Work

£170.00

Description

This national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid. All learners will have the skills and knowledge to 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: 1 day - 09:00 to 17:00.

Syllabus: A range of subjects are covered including: • Responsibilities & Reporting • Minor Injuries • Resuscitation • Assessment of the situation • Bleeding Control • Recovery position • Choking • Seizures • Shock • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Infection control • Safe use of equipment.

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 who wish to gain a basic knowledge of first aid and is ideal for low hazard environments or where your needs assessment identifies a requirement for a first aider trained in emergency first aid at work. You will be working with other course delegates and participating in group exercises; this includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a manikin and getting on the floor to be put in the recovery position, so comfortable clothing is advised.

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First Aid

First Aid at Work – Requalification

£300.00

Description

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 emergency situations 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.

Syllabus: A range of subjects are covered including: • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Bandaging • Shock (including Anaphylaxis) • Fractures and spinal injuries • Heart attacks • Choking • Control of bleeding • Head injuries • Eye injuries • Poisoning • Chest injuries • Sprains and strains • Burns • Asthma • Diabetes • Epilepsy • Stroke

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 who hold a First Aid at Work certificate and wish to re-qualify.

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QM

Non-attendance charge

£40.00

Description

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. For further information please see https://capd.qmul.ac.uk/bookings/non-attendance-at-capd-courses-policy/

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First Aid

First Aid at Work

£450.00

Description

This national Award in First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid. All learners will have the skills and knowledge to 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: 3 days - 09:00 to 17:00.

Syllabus: A range of subjects are covered including: • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • Bandaging • Shock (including Anaphylaxis) • Fractures and spinal injuries • Heart attacks • Choking • Control of bleeding • Head injuries • Eye injuries • Poisoning • Chest injuries • Sprains and strains • Burns • Asthma • Diabetes • Epilepsy • Stroke

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 who wish to gain an extensive first aid knowledge. It 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. You will be working with other course delegates and participating in group exercises; this includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a manikin and getting on the floor to be put in the recovery position, so comfortable clothing is advised.

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IOSH

IOSH Managing Safely – HS032

£490.00

Description

The three-day Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safely course is for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation. It is designed to get managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams. Delegates will learn in a refreshingly informal way. Managing safely won’t turn delegates into safety experts – but it will give them the knowledge and tools to tackle health and safety issues they’re responsible for. Importantly, it will bring home just why health and safety is an essential part of their job.
Departments and schools will have provided staff with a nationally recognised and respected training course that’s designed and quality-controlled by the Chartered body for health and safety

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

Syllabus: A range of subjects are covered including;

o Introduction to managing safely
o Assessing risks
o Controlling risks
o Understanding your responsibilities
o Identifying hazards
o Investigating accidents and incidents
o Measuring performance


Certification: Delegates who reach the required standard in the multi format assessment and project will be awarded the IOSH Managing Safely Certificate. Valid for a 3-year period.

Suitability: The course is open to all staff at the College but places are allocated following consultation with departmental/school safety coordinators or line managers.
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IOSH

IOSH Working Safely – HS031

£170.00

Description

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 days - 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 College but places are allocated following consultation with departmental/school safety coordinators or line managers.
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Decontamination and Sterilisation

Decontamination and Sterilisation

£50.00

Description

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.

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

Duration: 2 hours

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Fieldwork Risk Assessment

Fieldwork Risk Assessment

£65.00

Description

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.

Objectives:
• 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.

Duration: 3 hours

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): Biological and Genetic Modification Safety for Clinical Trails Staff

Biological and Genetic Modification Safety for Clinical Trails Staff

£65.00

Description

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.

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

Duration: 2.5 hours

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GM Risk Assessment and Notification

GM Risk Assessment and Notification

£65.00

Description

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.

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

Duration: 2 hours

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Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment (COSHH)

Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment (COSHH)

£95.00

Description

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.

Objectives:
• Understand types of hazards (hazardous substances) and note legislation covered by this course
• Identify hazards that arise from an experimental process
• Interpret safety data sheets
• Understand how to carry out a hazardous substance risk assessment
• Identify appropriate controls for hazards to minimise risk
• Understand the hierarchy of control
• Review a hazardous substance risk assessment
• Understand hazards of, and controls for asphyxiants

Duration: 3 hours

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Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment Refresher

Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment Refresher

£50.00

Description

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.

Objectives: Participants will be able to refresh their knowledge of
• The types of hazards (hazardous substances) and note legislation covered by this course
• Hazards that arise from an experimental process
• Interpreting safety data sheets
• How to carry out a hazardous substance risk assessment
• Appropriate controls for hazards to minimise risk
• The hierarchy of control
• Reviewing a hazardous substance risk assessment
• The hazards of, and controls for asphyxiants

Duration: 1.5 hours

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IOSH Managing Safely Refresher

IOSH Managing Safely Refresher

£170.00

Description

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.

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.

Duration: 1 day

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Laboratory Safety for Non – Research Staff

Laboratory Safety for Non – Research Staff

£50.00

Description

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

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

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).

Duration: 2 hours

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Manual Lifting and Handling

Manual Lifting and Handling

£65.00

Description

This course is 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.

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

Duration: 2 hours

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MHFA Mental Health First Aid

MHFA Mental Health First Aid

£300.00

Description

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.

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/

Duration: 2 days

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Working at Height

Working at Height

£30.00

Description

This course is 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.

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

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Selection of Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Selection of Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

£50.00

Description

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.

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

Duration: 2 hours

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Working Safely with Biological Hazards

Working Safely with Biological Hazards

£95.00

Description

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.

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
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).

Duration: 3 hours

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Working Safely with Ionising Radiation

Working Safely with Ionising Radiation

£95.00

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.

Objectives:
To understand the requirements of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 and the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016
o To understand the use of radiation monitoring instruments and dose meters,
o To be aware of personal dosimetry methodology,
o Be familiar with the requirements of the QMUL permit requirements, policy, arrangements and local rules,
o Be aware of safe methods for working with ionising radioactive sources,
o Be aware of the QMUL inventory system for the receipt, use and disposal of ionising radioactive sources (IsoStock).

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

Duration: 3 hours

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Working Safely with Biological Hazards and GM Agents Refresher

Working Safely with Biological Hazards and GM Agents Refresher

£30.00

Description

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).

Objectives: Attendees will participants will be able to refresh their knowledge of:
• the hazards arising from working with biological/clinical materials, pathogens & GM agents and routes of infection
• the key principles of bio-containment
• the key measures required to contain biohazards and GM agents from start of work through to waste disposal and storage
• the relevant legislation underpinning biological & GM work and be aware of legislative updates
• the risk assessment process

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).

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Containment Level 3 Practices and Principles

£150.00

Description

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.

Objectives:
• Understand the relevant legislation underpinning high hazard pathogen laboratory work
• Understand the safety practices for high hazard pathogen laboratory work
• Understand the design and operation of safety critical features in the containment facility
• Understand and gain information to plan and implement safety management procedures, including emergency protocols for a facility
• Be able to conduct a risk assessment of work according to the relevant legislation and guidance
Duration: 6 hours (1 day)

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