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Safe Decanting of Liquid Nitrogen
Course Description:
We are pleased to offer you this practical workshop. The workshop will give you the opportunity to watch and learn how to decant liquid nitrogen safely.

Learners must bring and wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - this includes lab coats, closed shoes, visor, a face covering mask and closed safety shoes.


You must have successfully completed the eLearning course Liquid Nitrogen in the Workplace.

If you have any issues with booking on this practical course, please email safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk by sending us a copy of your completed eLearning certificate called 'Liquid Nitrogen in the Workplace' and we will confirm a place for your on the next available date.

* Please note - Emails for bookings on the Safe Decanting practical sessions are issued on the Wednesday following your completion of the eLearning training; for any urgent enquiries please email safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk and we will endeavour to issue the booking confirmation earlier.
This course gives practical safety awareness of working with liquid nitrogen and includes a demonstration on how to safely decant liquid nitrogen from a pressurised vessel into a dewar.

  • 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

Intended Audience:
All staff and postgraduate students who either use or supervise others who work with liquid nitrogen
Target Audience: All
Course Contact: email us at safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk
Further Information: You must bring your own PPE -this includes eye protection, safety shoes or boots and protective gloves
23/05/2024 - 23/05/2024  (Enrol between 06/04/2023 and 17/05/2024)

23/05/2024 - 23/05/2024  (Enrol between 11/01/2024 and 17/05/2024)

23/05/2024 - 23/05/2024  (Enrol between 19/04/2024 and 17/05/2024)

20/06/2024 (13:00PM) - 20/06/2024 (14:00PM)  (Enrol between 27/03/2024 and 14/06/2024) Enrol

20/06/2024 (14:00PM) - 20/06/2024 (15:00PM)  (Enrol between 27/03/2024 and 14/06/2024) Enrol

20/06/2024 (15:00PM) - 20/06/2024 (16:00PM)  (Enrol between 19/04/2024 and 17/06/2024) Enrol

18/07/2024 (13:00PM) - 18/07/2024 (14:00PM)  (Enrol between 27/03/2024 and 14/06/2024) Enrol

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