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Using Liquid Nitrogen Safely within Universities
Course Description:
This eLearning course provides information about safe working practices when handling, storing and decanting liquid nitrogen. If you wish to practice decanting liquid nitrogen safely you can undertake the instructor led Safe Decanting of Liquid Nitrogen course once you have completed this training.

This eLearning course is provided by UCL's partner, Gas Safe Consultants.

Accessing this training

Once you enrol on this course, you will receive email instructions on how to access the eLearning provided by Gas Safe Consultants and receive a unique Liquid Nitrogen code. Emails are issued on the Wednesday following your enrolment but if you need to complete this training urgently, please email safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk and we will endeavour to issue the email earlier.

This course consists of several modules which guide you through safe working practices and must be completed within one month; if not completed within one month the code will expire.

At the end of this eLearning you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the properties of cryogenic liquids
  • Describe how humans react in oxygen deficient situations
  • Recognise the potential hazards posed by an uncontrolled release of pressure
  • Identify different types of personal protective equipment and the need to comply with work procedures
  • Distinguish the difference and similarities between pressure vessels and dewars
  • Describe how a pressurised cryogenic vessel operates
  • Identify key safety procedures when decanting liquid nitrogen
  • Appreciate the consequences of using incorrect procedures and faulty equipment
  • Recognise the dangers of transporting cryogenic vessels in lifts
  • Adopt correct storage and manual handling practices
  • Intended Audience:
    All staff and postgraduate students who either use or supervise others who work with liquid nitrogen.
    Target Audience: UCL Staff and all UCL students
    01/09/2022 - 30/09/2022  (Enrol between 01/09/2022 and 30/09/2022) Enrol

    01/10/2022 - 31/10/2022  (Enrol between 01/10/2022 and 31/10/2022) Enrol

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