Wellbeing, Safety & Health Training Courses

Tuesday, 9th October 2018

Wellbeing, Safety & Health Training Courses

Wellbeing, Safety and Health offers a variety of training courses to help you fulfil your health and safety responsibilities as well as offering support for personal or work-related challenges.

Wellbeing, Safety and Health offers a variety of training courses to help you fulfil your health and safety responsibilities as well as offering support for personal or work-related challenges.

Health and Safety training courses to be held in the forthcoming year

The following Workshop has been developed due to demand:

Risk Assessment Workshop: Fieldwork Activities

This Workshop is suitable for all Health and Safety Co-ordinators and equivalent roles. Members of staff and postgraduate students involved in the risk assessment process.

Friday October 19 2018

This Workshop is suitable for all Health and Safety Co-ordinators and equivalent roles. Members of staff and postgraduate students involved in the risk assessment process.

Course Content and Book a Place

By the end of the course attendees will be able to:

  • - Develop an awareness of the University Standard and Guidance on Fieldwork.
  • - Develop an understanding of the University's requirement for Fieldwork risk assessment.
  • - Identify activities that require a Fieldwork risk assessment and their corresponding risk level (Low, Medium, High).
  • - Apply the following principles of risk assessment into fieldwork activities:
  • Identify hazards
  • Identify the people who may be harmed
  • Identify how people may be harmed
  • Evaluate the risks related to a specific activity
  • Evaluate the suitability of existing control measures
  • Determine if a risk assessment requires further control measures
  • Know when to review a risk assessment by determining its relevance
  • Identify the people who need to know about the assessment
  • Understand the importance of communicating the risk assessment's findings

Laboratory Gases Safety Awareness and Connecting Regulators - Practical Workshop

This Workshop is designed for anyone using, handling or storing cylinder gases in a laboratory environment. Laboratory and other Managers with operational responsibilities for safety. Managers, Supervisors and staff from all functions who are responsible for the safe use of gases within their department.

Friday 14 September 9:30 to 16:00

Course Content:

- Correctly identify gas cylinders
- Recognise how cylinders operate
- Be award of the hazards of asphyxia
- Recognise the hazards posed by oxygen enrichment
- Identify flammability hazards
- Select the correct gas control equipment
- Recognise the hazards of using incorrect manual handling techniques
- Re-assess current storage facilities in line with relevant guidance notes.
- Introduce safe working practices into your workplace.
- Appreciate the need for personal protective equipment and using the correct cylinder trolleys.
- Correctly identify gas cylinders.
- Recognise how cylinders operate.
- Identify potential hazards on gas regulators.
- Select the correct gas control equipment.
- Experience how to correctly fit a gas regulator to a cylinder valve.
- Recognise the need to open cylinder valves slowly.
- Correctly leak test a gas system.
- Recognise the need for safe shut-down procedures.
- Introduce safe working practices into their workplace.

PA Testing

This course is suitable for all staff who are required to undertake PAT testing

Friday 2 November 9:30 to 16:00

Description
The PAT training course includes several practical sessions where
candidates can inspect and PAT test a variety of portable electrical
appliances including testing power tools, office and IT/PC/ICT
equipment, plus IEC leads.

- The Legal Requirement to Test
- Class 1, II and III appliances
- Safety Risks and Typical Faults
- Frequency of Testing
- Earth Bond Resistance Tests
- Insulation Resistance Tests
- Earth Leakage & Touch Current
- Load/Run Testing
- HV Flash Testing
- Testing Office PC's & IT Equipment
- Pass & Fail Labelling
- Results and Maintenance Records

Events Training Workshop

Friday 7 December 2018

This Workshop is suitable for all who have the responsibility for either organising, advising or authorising Events Risk Assessments e.g. Event’s Organisers or Co-ordinators, Health and Safety Co-ordinators, Line Managers.

Course Content and Book a Place

- An overview of protocol and key documents

- Categorising your event

- Overview of planning process

- Roles – key points

- Planning – key points

- EPAF – best practice

- Planning checklist and risk assessment – overview.

The following courses are on demand – please contact safety@leeds.ac.uk to register your interest: 

  • COSHH and the management of hazardous substances workshop
  • Corporate manslaughter briefing
  • Outdoor Fieldwork First Aid Training

Staff Counselling & Psychological Support Service also offer training sessions and workshops on personal resilience.