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All training courses are booked using the Single Training Booking System (STBS) except first aid certificate and first aid re qualification courses. If you have problems using the STBS please refer to the STBS FAQs link under Further Information or e-mail: stbs@ucl.ac.uk

Cost

Training courses are free to UCL staff however your Department will be charged £50 if you fail to attend when booked on a course.

Further information

Contact Safety Services on 020 3108 8592 or UCL ext. 58592
Email: safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk

Abrasive Wheels
Course title

Safe Use of Abrasive Wheels

Who's it for?

Staff who select, mount, adjust and use abrasive wheels

Aim

On completion participants will have gained an understanding of the legal requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations and be able to mount and balance abrasive wheels in accordance with the requirements of the regulations. 

Scope

The course will cover the following elements:
•    Introduction to Health & Safety Law
•    Hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels and the methods and    precautions to take
•    Marking, storing, handling and transporting
•    The functions of abrasive wheel components, methods of inspecting, mounting and testing, dressing and balancing and adjustments of abrasive wheels including adjustments of rests
•    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Participant instructions

This course is a practical session and you will be required to bring your own Personal Protective Equipment in the form of safety glasses, boots/shoes and gloves.

Duration: 3.5 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System and enter the course title in the search at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Accident Investigation (E-Learning)
 
Biosafety (E-Learning)
Course Title

Principles and Practice of Biosafety

Who's it for?

All laboratory users who are new to work with infectious micro organisms, including genetically modified micro organisms and potentially infectious material (including cell cultures).

Aim

This e-learning module provides a common understanding about sources of infection (including routes of transmission) and what could go wrong if controls are not used / not used properly.

Scope

The materials in this module provides background on:

  • Microbiology/micro-organisms
  • Infection - including information about cases of laboratory acquired infections
  • The legal framework
Accessing the training

You will need your UCL username  and password to log into UCL Moodle. This is the same username and password you use to access your UCL email. Enter 'Principles and Practice of Biosafety' in the search box on the 'My home' page, click on the course title and click the 'Enrol me' button under the self-enrolment section.

Log-on to New Moodle

Carriage by Air
Course title:

Carriage of Diagnostic & Infectious Substances by Air

Who's it for:

UCL staff who are specifically responsible for shipping infectious and diagnostic substances by air

Aim

At the end of the course you will have learnt how biological materials must be classified, prepared, packaged and labelled for safe transport by air.

Scope:

The course will cover the following:

  • Introduction to the regulations governing the shipment of diagnostic and infectious substances by air 
  • The legislative framework
  • UN numbers and proper shipping names
  • Classification - infectious substances, biological products, GMOs and diagnostic/clinical specimens
  • Packaging requirements - Category A and Category B plus dry ice
  • Labeling and marking
  • Documentation

This course is fully approved by the Civil Aviation Authority and concludes with an open book validation. Successful candidates receive a certificate of competence valid for two years, after which you must revalidate your qualification.

Duration: One day course (9.00-17.00)

How to book:

To book a place e-mail Safety Training

E-mail: safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk

Display Screen Equipment - Foundation
Course title

Assessment of Display Screen Equipment Foundation Workshop

Who's it for?

Staff who have been appointed as a departmental Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor

Aim

UCL has a legal duty to ensure that employees who regularly use Display Screen Equipment (DSE) have their workstations assessed for risk. To achieve this UCL requires that departments appoint one or more DSE assessors to carry out workstation assessments.

Scope

The workshop will be in 3 parts and involve the following activities:
Part 1 (activity based)

  • adjusting / improving the workstation layout
  • recommending improvements / changes and corrective actions / safe practices

Part 2 (trainer led demonstration)

  • using the RiskNET tool to issue User assessments
  • interpreting the results from the participants assessment
  • recording recommendations
  • what happens when the assessment is signed - off

Part 3 (issuing assessments)

  • participant will log-on to riskNET and issue user assessments
Prerequisite instructions

1: Participants must complete the Assessment of Display Screen Equipment module delivered via UCL Moodle before attending this workshop.
2: Participants must agree with their departmental management the names of Users they will assess. NB These User names will be used during part 3 of the workshop.

Duration: 2.5 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Display Screen Equipment - Advanced
Course title

Assessment of Display Screen Equipment Advanced Workshop

 
Who's it for?

Staff who have been appointed as a departmental Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor and have been carrying out assessments for at least 3 months.

Aim

To develop the DSE Assessors knowledge and skills.

Scope

This workshop will involve the following activities:

  • resolving problems that have been encountered when carrying out assessments
  • how to run reports from riskNET and what to do with them
Prerequisite instructions

Participants must have:

  1. completed the Assessment of Display Screen Equipment material delivered via UCL Moodle
  2. attended the Assessment of Display Screen Equipment Foundation Workshop or UCLs Assessment of Display Screen Equipment training
  3. issued User assessments using the riskNET Workstation Assessment tool for at least 3 months

Duration: 2.5 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Departmental Safety Officer (DSO)
Programme Title:

Continuous Role Development (CRD) Programme

Who's it for?

The CRD programme is mandatory for all new DSOs and Deputies. Existing DSOs and Deputies are encouraged to participate in the CRD programme to ensure their knowledge and skills are maintained

How to join the CRD Programme

For information about how to join the CRD Programme please use the following link:

DSO CRD Programme

First Aid Certificate

Please refer to UCL's First Aid Arrangements for eligibility information using the following link:

UCL's First Aid Arrangements

First Aid Certificate Requalification

If you have a valid first aid certificate you will be contacted 3 months before it expires to invite you to re-qualify

First Aid Annual Skills Update
Course title

First Aid-Annual Skills Update

NB This is NOT a requalification course for renewing the First Aid at Work Certificate or the Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate

Aim

This course is recommended for all first aiders holding a valid First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work course accreditation to help keep their skills up to date.

Who's it for?

All first aiders with a valid First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.

Duration: Half day

How to book:

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Fire Safety (E-Learning)
Course title

Fire Safety

Who's it for?

The Fire Safety course is mandatory for ALL staff including temporary workers, and postgraduate students. 

Module 1 provides basic Fire Safety information and consists of four short films covering: Fire safety, fire evacuation for persons with a disability, role of the FEM and types of portable fire extinguishers. 

Module 2 is designed for UCL designated Fire Evacuation Marshals.

This Fire Safety course can be used as a basic refresher to be undertaken every two years, together with completing the fire safety induction form TN086.

Participant instructions

A pair of headphones may be required if you are listening in a public area

Accessing the training

You will need your UCL username  and password to log into UCL Moodle. This is the same username and password you use to access your UCL email. Enter 'Fire Safety' in the search box on the 'My home' page, click on the course title and click the 'Enrol me' button under the self-enrolment section.

Log-on to New Moodle

Fire Extinguishers
Course title

Safe Use of Fire Extinguishers

Who's it for?

Fire Evacuation Marshals and staff who are designated to use fire extinguishers in their place of work

Aim

This extremely practical course will provide participants with experience of using fire extinguishers safely and effectively

Scope

By the end of the workshop participants will have:

  • revised the immediate actions on discovering a fire
  • revised their knowledge of the causes of fire
  • gained knowledge of the principles of combustion
  • identified the classes of fires for extinguishing purposes
  • the ability to select and use the correct fire extinguisher for the type of fire to be fought
  • gained knowledge of the safety precautions when using fire extinguishers
  • practical experience of handling and using fire extinguishers
Participant instruction

This course involves handling and using fire extinguishers in an open space. We therefore recommend that participants wear suitable clothing i.e. closed, low or flat-heeled shoes and non-flowing garments which are suitable for the weather conditions on the day.

Duration: 2.5 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Fire Evacuation Marshal (E-Learning)
Course title

Fire Evacuation Marshal (FEM)

Who's it for?

Staff appointed as an FEM.

FEM training is included as part of the Fire Safety course, detailed in the section above.

 

Gas Cylinder Safety (E-Learning)
Course title

Using Gas Cylinders Safely Within Universities E-Learning Course

Who's it for?

Staff and postgraduate students only.

Aim

To provide a basic overview and understanding of the safe use of cylinder gases. 

Scope

This course consists of several modules which guide you through safe working practices and can be completed at your own pace although it must be completed within one month. It includes:

  • How to identify the dangers and how to work safely with gas cylinders
  • Introduction to gases, oxidants and inert gases, fuel gases, cylinders and valves, using cylinders safely, gas regulators, safe handling and storage of cylinders
Accessing the training

This e-learning course is not delivered via Moodle. To apply for a single use e-learning code please email safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk ensuring you provide your departmental PTAE (your admin or accounts section will be able to provide your department’s codes). 

For information about PTAE use the following link:

PTAE

If the course is not completed within one month £50 will be charged to your department.

Gas Safety in Laboratories (E-Learning)
Course title: 

Compressed Gas Safety in the Laboratory

Acknowledgement

The Compressed Gas Safety in the Laboratory eLearning course is provided by the UCL Department of Chemical Engineering for its staff and students and is generously shared with all members of UCL.

Who's it for

Anyone working with compressed gases in a laboratory.

Scope

The course is presented in five sections:

  • the hazards of compressed gases
  • working with gas cylinders and regulators
  • working with pipe and tube
  • how to correctly select and use gas fittings
  • ways of controlling the risks
Pre-requisite instructions

Participants should complete the 'Principles of Risk Assessment' and 'Principles of Laboratory Safety' e-learning courses before progressing to Compressed Gas Safety in the Laboratory

The supplementary courses can be accessed using the following links:
Principles of Risk Assessment
Principles of Laboratory Safety

Participant instructions

A pair of headphones may be required if you are listening to this audio presentation in a public area.

Accessing the training

You will need your UCL username  and password to log into UCL Moodle. This is the same username and password you use to access your UCL email. Enter 'Compressed Gas Safety in the Laboratory' in the search box on the 'My home' page, click on the course title and click the 'Enrol me' button under the self-enrolment section.

NB The enrolment key for this course is CECG

Log-on to New Moodle  

Gases-Connecting Regulators
Course title

Connecting Regulators & Safe Cylinder Set-up Practical Workshop

Who's it for?

All staff and postgraduate students who either use or supervise others who work with cylinder gases and regulators.

Aim

Everyone at UCL who uses and handles cylinder gases needs to understand the hazards and risks associated with their use and be able to correctly and safely connect gas control equipment.  The course enables gas users to correctly connect regulators in a safe and competent manner

Scope

This workshop covers the following topics and activities:

  • Design, construction and operation of different types of gases
  • How to correctly identify gas cylinders
  • How to identify the potential hazards and defects in gas regulators
  • Understanding how to correctly fit a regulator to a cylinder valve
  • How to correctly leak test a gas system
  • Recognising the hazards involved when handling gas cylinders
  • The need for personal protective equipment
Prerequisite instruction

You must have successfully completed the e-learning course Using Gas Cylinders Safely Within Universities.

Participant instructions

All participants must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the practical session; this includes, eye protection, safety shoes/boots, protective gloves.

Duration: 2.5 hours

 
How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Induction (E-Learning)
Course title 

UCL Safety Induction

Who's it for?

New members of staff and graduate research students

Aim

To instill awareness of the role that all staff and graduate students have as individuals and as part of the UCL community in developing and maintaining a culture that embraces good health and safety practices.

Scope

The audio presentation covers:

  • how safety is manged at UCL
  • staying safe while out and about at UCL
  • personal security and psychological wellbeing
  • where to get information to help you stay safe and well
Pre-requisite instructions

You must complete your department's local safety induction which covers fire safety and evacuation procedures, first aid provision, manual handling and lifting, computer workstation assessment, information about local safety arrangements and risk control procedures that directly affect you in your immediate work environment. Information about local induction requirements can be found at the following link:

Local safety induction requirements

Participant instruction

A pair of headphones may be required if you are listening to this audio presentation in a public area.

Accessing the training

You will need your UCL username  and password to log into UCL Moodle. This is the same username and password you use to access your UCL email. Enter 'UCL Safety Induction' in the search box on the 'My home' page, click on the course title and click the 'Enrol me' button under the self-enrolment section.
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Laboratory Safety (E-Learning)
Course title

Principles of Laboratory Safety

Who's it for?
  • New postgraduate research students starting work in laboratories (mandatory)
  • New laboratory staff as part of their safety induction (recommended)
  • Staff and students who are working in a laboratory
Aim

To inform participants about good laboratory practice and instill safe behaviours which apply to all laboratory environments.

Scope

The course modules are:

  • Understanding your responsibilities
  • Understanding hazards
  • Risk assessments and procedures
  • Controlling risks
  • Managing waste safely
  • Knowing how to respond in an emergency
Accessing the training

You will need your UCL username  and password to log into UCL Moodle. This is the same username and password you use to access your UCL email. Enter 'Principles of Laboratory Safety' in the search box on the 'My home' page, click on the course title and click the 'Enrol me' button under the self-enrolment section.

Log-on to New Moodle 

Laser Safety
Course title

Safe Use of Laser Devices

Who's it for?

Supervisors, managers, technicians and postgraduate students who work with laser devices and/or supervise staff or students working with laser equipment.

Aim

To raise awareness of the potential hazards associated with the use of laser equipment.

Scope

The following topics are covered:

  • Hazard classes
  • The hazards posed by different laser devices
  • Policy and procedures
  • Risk assessment
  • Control measures
  • Laboratory rules in the safe use of laser equipment

Duration: 2.5 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Legionella Awareness (E-Learning)
Course Title

Awareness of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems

Who's it for?

Heads of Department and anyone with a UCL username and password

Aim

This e-learning course aims To raise awareness of the risks from legionella in water systems that are managed by departments. It provides information on the risks and risk factors associated with the presence of legionella in water systems, responsibilities and the required controls for prevention and management of legionella bacteria.

Scope

The course covers:

  • Legionella bacteria; the environments it thrives in and the dangers it poses
  • The controls UCL has put in place to comply with the legislation; the role holders within UCL Estates who oversee the management of legionella
  • The Head of Department's responsibilities for managing the use of equipment connected to water systems, including appointing their own responsible person to help them manage the use of such water systems. 
Accessing the training

You will need your UCL username and password to log into UCL Moodle. This is the same username and password you use to access your UCL email. Enter 'Awareness of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems' in the search box on the 'My home' page, click on the course title and click the 'Enrol me' button under the self-enrolment section.

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Liquid Nitrogen-Decanting
Course title

Safe Decanting of Liquid Nitrogen

Who's it for?

All staff and postgraduate students who either use or supervise others who work with liquid nitrogen.

Aim

To give participants the opportunity to further their learning by practising how to decant liquid nitrogen safely.

Scope

This course covers the following topics:

  • Pipework identification and safe operation of vessels
  • Risk assessments
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safe procedures for filling and use of liquid nitrogen in open dewars and flasks
  • Demonstration of practical decanting of liquid nitrogen
  • Safe use of liquid nitrogen in dewars and flasks
Prerequisite instructions

Before attending this practical session participants must have successfully completed the e-learning course Using Liquid Nitrogen Safely Within Universities. Please contact safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk for details.

Participant instructions

Participants who wish to undertake a decant fill into the working flask must bring and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment - this includes eye protection, safety shoes / boots and protective gloves.

Duration: 2 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Liquid Nitrogen-Safe Use (E-Learning)
Course title

Using Liquid Nitrogen Safely within Universities

Who's it for?

Staff and postgraduate students only.

Aim

To provide information about the safe working practices when handling, storing and decanting liquid nitrogen.

Scope

This course consists of several modules which guide you through safe working practices and can be completed at your own pace although it must be completed within one month. It includes:

  • Introduction and properties of liquid nitrogen
  • The hazards of asphyxia
  • Cryogenic vessels
  • Safe storage of cryogenic vessels
  • Safe handling of cryogenic vessels
  • Safe decanting of liquid nitrogen
Accessing the training

This e-learning course is not delivered via Moodle. To apply for a single use e-learning code please email safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk ensuring you provide your departmental PTAE (your admin or accounts section will be able to provide your department’s codes).

For information about PTAE use the following link:

PTAE

If the course is not completed within one month £50 will be charged to your department.

Manual Handling and Lifting (Practical)
Course title

Manual Handling and Lifting (Practical)

Who's it for?

Staff who carry out manual handling and lifting activities at work.

Aim

To provide practical training on correct manual handling and lifting techniques to enable participants to avoid the risk of serious back and other injuries.

Scope

The course covers:

  • The "anatomy" of the back and causes of back pain
  • Assessing the lift
  • Hazard spotting
  • Mechanical handling aids
  • Demonstration of correct lifting techniques
  • The lifting of objects under the guidance of a competent instructor
Prerequisite requirements

Refer to the Health Checklist to confirm that you are fit to undertake this training.

You will be asked to confirm your fitness to participate when you attend the course.

Participant instructions

As this is a practical course participants must wear appropriate loose fitting clothing (preferably trousers).

Duration: 3 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Manual Handling Operations - Risk Assessment
Course title 

Risk Assessment of Manual Handling Operations

Who's it for?

Staff who:

  • have safety responsibilities for work areas where there are handling and lifting activities;
  • supervise or give advice on handling and lifting activities;
  • responsible for conducting risk assessments of handling and lifting activities in their workplace.
Aim

To build on the basic principles of risk assessment to enable participants to apply the risk assessment process to manual handling and lifting tasks in their workplace so as to prevent back and other injuries.

Scope

The course covers the following:

  • Identifying risks associated with manual handling and lifting operations
  • Identifying the manual handling operations that require risk assessment
  • Identifying the hazards associated with manual handling
  • Assessing the risk
  • Carrying out a risk assessment and planning activities to control the risk

NB No actual lifting is involved in this course. If you require practical handling and lifting training please book a place on Manual Handling and Lifting (Practical).

Prerequisite instructions

Participants must complete the Principles of Risk Assessment e-learning module before attending the course. The module can be accessed via Moodle using the following link:

Principles of Risk Assessment

Duration: 3 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Radiation-Safe Handling of Unsealed Sources
Course title

Safe Handling of Unsealed Radioactive Sources

Who's it for?

Anyone intending to work with unsealed radioactive material at UCL.

Aim

to provide users with a basic understanding of how to work safely with unsealed
radioactive material at UCL.

Scope

The course includes the following topics

  • radiation risks;
  • contamination monitoring;
  • protection;
  • good laboratory practice;
  • dealing with incidents and emergencies.
Prerequisite instruction

Participants must complete the online 'Radiation Safety' module that is delivered by UCL Moodle before attending the course.

Duration: 2.5 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Radiation Safety (E-Learning)
Course title

Principles of Radiation Safety

Who's it for?

Anyone intending to work with unsealed radioactive material at UCL.

Aim

To provide a basic understanding of radiation safety

Scope

The module covers:

  • Radiation Basics
  • Safety and Monitoring
  • Legislation
Accessing the training

You will need your UCL username  and password to log into UCL Moodle. This is the same username and password you use to access your UCL email. Enter 'Principles of Radiation Safety' in the search box on the 'My home' page, click on the course title and click the 'Enrol me' button under the self-enrolment section.
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Radiation Protection Supervisors (Unsealed Sources)
Course title

Radiation Protection Supervisors (Unsealed Radioactive Sources)

Who's it for?

UCL appointed Departmental Radiation Protection Supervisors (DRPS)

Aim

This course provides Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPSs) with the necessary knowledge of the principles of radiation protection, procedures for safe working, applicable legislation and the implementation of UCL local rules to enable them to supervise the safe use of ionising radiations in their departments.

Scope
  • the nature of ionising radiation and its interaction with tissues;
  • radiation quantities;
  • basic legal requirements - Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017;
  • relevant measurement and monitoring techniques;
  • the principles of practical radiation protection;
  • in-house knowledge, i.e. local rules which include waste management and disposal;
  • contingency planning.

Duration: 9.30 - 16.00

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Radiation Protection Supervisor (x-ray)
Course Title:

Radiation Protection Supervisors (X-ray)

Who's it for?

UCL appointed Departmental Radiation Protection Supervisors (DRPS)

Aim:

This course provides Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPSs) with the necessary knowledge of the principles of radiation protection, procedures for safe working, applicable legislation and the implementation of UCL local rules to enable them to supervise the safe use of X-rays in their departments.

Scope:
  • the nature of ionising radiation and its interaction with tissues;
  • radiation quantities;
  • basic legal requirements - Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017;
  • relevant measurement and monitoring techniques;
  • the principles of practical radiation protection;
  • radiation risk assessments and local rules;
  • contingency plans;
  • full role and duties of the RPS.

Duration: 9.30 - 17.00

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking Ststem

Risk Assessment Basics (E-learning)
Course title

Principles of Risk Assessment

Who's it for?

Staff and graduate students

Aim

To provide an overview of the underlying principles of risk assessment.

Scope

This course covers the the following topics:

  • The identification of hazards
  • Deciding who might be affected
  • Evaluating the risks and deciding on precautions
  • Recording the findings and implementing them
  • Reviewing the assessment and making changes if necessary
Participant instructions

A pair of headphones may be required if you are listening to this audio presentation in a public area

Accessing the training

You will need your UCL username  and password to log into UCL Moodle. This is the same username and password you use to access your UCL email. Enter 'Principles of Risk Assessment' in the search box on the 'My home' page, click on the course title and click the 'Enrol me' button under the self-enrolment section.

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Risk Assessment for Fieldwork
Course title

Fieldwork Risk Assessment

Who's it for?

Staff and post graduate students undertaking fieldwork or staff managing fieldwork projects and expeditions.

Aim

To develop skills in assessing the risks associated with fieldwork.

Scope

This course covers:

  • Identifying fieldwork hazards and the associated harm
  • The people who may be affected by the harm
  • Evaluating the risks and identifying control measures
Pre-requisite instruction

Participants must complete the 'Principles of Risk Assessment' module that is delivered via UCL Moodle before attending the course. Information about enrolling onto the module will be available on booking the training event.

A record of training will be verified only when both the 'Principles of Risk Assessment' module and attendance on the course are completed.

Duration: 2.5 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Risk Assessment for Laboratory Work
Course title

Laboratory Risk Assessment

Who's it for?

Staff who are responsible for the supervision or management of work in a laboratory environment

Aim

To develop skills in assessing the risks associated with the laboratory environment.

Scope

This course covers:

  • Identifying laboratory hazards and the associated harm
  • The people who may be affected by the harm
  • Evaluating the risks and identifying control measures
Pre-requisite instruction

Participants must complete the 'Principles of Risk Assessment' module that is delivered via UCL Moodle before attending the course. Information about enrolling onto the module will be available on booking the training event.

A record of training will be verified only when both the 'Principles of Risk Assessment' module and attendance on the course are completed.

Duration: 2.5 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Risk Assessment for Office Work
Course title

Office Risk Assessment

Who's it for

Staff who are responsible for the supervision or management of work in an office environment

Aim

To develop skills in assessing the risks associated with the office environment.

Scope

This course covers:

  • Identifying office hazards and the associated harm
  • The people who may be affected by the harm
  • Evaluating the risks and identifying control measures
Pre-requisite instructions

Participants must complete the 'Principles of Risk Assessment' module that is delivered via UCL Moodle before attending the course. Information about enrolling onto the module will be available on booking the training event.

A record of training will be verified only when both the 'Principles of Risk Assessment' module and attendance on the course are completed.

Duration: 2.5 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

 

Risk Assessment for Workshop Users
Course title

Risk Assessment for Workshop Users

Who's it for?

Staff who are responsible for the supervision or management of work in a workshop environment

Aim

To develop skills in assessing the risks associated with the workshop environment.

Scope

This course covers:

  • Identifying workshop hazards and the associated harm
  • The people who may be affected by the harm
  • Evaluating the risks and identifying control measures
Pre-requisite instruction

Participants must complete the 'Principles of Risk Assessment' module that is delivered via UCL Moodle before attending the course. Information about enrolling onto the module will be available on booking the training event.

A record of training will be verified only when both the 'Principles of Risk Assessment' module and attendance on the course are completed.

Duration: 2.5 hours

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Slings, Hoists and Mechanical Aids
Course title

Safe Use of Slings, Hoists and Mechanical Aids

Who's it for?

Staff who use slinging and mechanical lifting equipment, hoist and overhead crane as part of their work activities.

Aim

By completing an assessment and test for competence participants will be able to demonstrate they understand the theory and practice of safe and correct handling techniques when using slings, hoists and mechanical aids.

Scope

During this course, you will learn:

  • The principles of safe lifting and slinging
  • How to select appropriate slinging and lifting equipment
  • Safe working loads of slinging materials
  • Storage and care of slinging equipment
  • Using lifting equipment
  • The use of fall arrestors and safety harnesses
  • The legal requirements
Pre-requisite instructions

Refer to the Health Checklist to confirm that you are fit to undertake this training.

Health Checklist

You will be asked to confirm your fitness to participate when you attend the course.

Participant instructions

You are required to bring your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of safety helmet, boots and gloves.

Duration: 09.00-16.00

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

Working at Height (PASMA)
Course title

Mobile Access Towers Training (PASMA)

Who's it for?

Staff who are responsible for assembling, dismantling, alterating, moving or inspecting mobile access towers must be trained and competent to do so.

Aim

This course will enable the candidate to safely erect, move, inspect and dismantle various types of Mobile Access Towers. 

Scope

Candidates will gain awareness of the following:

  • Legislation, regulations and guidance affecting working at height with mobile access towers
  • The PASMA Code of Practice
  • Product Standards EN 1004:2004, assembling, altering and dismantling towers incorporating current best practice for fall protection, inspection of completed mobile access towers and completion of Tower Inspection Records
  • Hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers and how to avoid them
Pre-requisite instruction

Refer to the Health Checklist to confirm that you are fit to undertake this training.

Health Checklist

You will be asked to confirm your fitness to participate when you attend the course.

Participant instruction

You are required to bring:

  • your own (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment in the form of safety helmet, boots and gloves.
  • National Insurance Number in order to receive the PASMA certificate and ID card.

Duration: One day course (09.00-1700)

How to book

To book a place please visit the Single Training Booking System at the following link:

Single Training Booking System

X-Rays Safe Use and Management (E-Learning)
Course title:

Safe use and management of x-rays

Who's it for?

Anyone using x-rays or anyone managing x-rays

 
Aim

To provide a basic understanding of x-rays and their effects and what needs to be done to use and manage x-rays safely at UCL.

Scope

This e-learning course covers:

  • the basic principles of what x-rays are, how they work, their energies, relevant units, interactions with matter and their biological effects;
  • it outlines the principles for safe use of x-rays at UCL; explains roles & responsibilities, considerations before use, risk assessment, doses and dose limits, dosimetry, local procedures, dose monitoring, incidents.

In addition the course covers the management of x-rays safely and within the law at UCL; design considerations, setting up x-ray areas /equipment, consultation with competent radiation advisers, maintenance and disposal and local training reqirements for users.

Accessing the training

You will need your UCL username  and password to log into UCL Moodle. This is the same username and password you use to access your UCL email. Enter 'Safe use and management of x-rays' in the search box on the 'My home' page, click on the course title and click the 'Enrol me' button under the self-enrolment section.

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