HSEO Safety Courses in April 2011

The Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange 2 safety courses in April 2011 as follows: 

a)      Assessing Risk of Your Workplace
b)      Laboratory Safety Reinforcement Training for Research Personnel 

Assessing Risk of Your Workplace

13 April 2011 (Wed)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Room Y951 (in Cantonese)

Mr Y K Kam, Mr Chris Leung
1.     Principles of risk management and risk            assessment
2.     The 5 steps approach of risk assessment
3.     Using the HSE Form 14 for assessing risk
Course objectives:
Risk assessment is one of the useful tools of risk management and applicable to the safety management of a workplace. This lecture will teach you a simple but yet practical step-by-step risk assessment method using a tailor-made form.

Target group(s):
Supervisors responsible for the safety management of offices, laboratories and workshops.     
(Please apply on or before 7 April 2011)


Laboratory Safety Reinforcement Training for Research Personnel

14 April 2011 (Thu) 
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Room P305        

(English supplemented with Cantonese)

Mr Danny Fok, Mr Chris Leung, 
Mr Ivan Chan
  1. Laboratory safety management; chemical and biological safety (Mr Danny Fok)
  2. Laser and ionizing radiation safety                      (Mr Chris Leung)
  3. Fire and other hazards in the laboratory                (Mr Ivan Chan)
Course objectives:
This course is the second tier training on laboratory safety for research personnel who has completed the on-line training and registered as laboratory users via the “Web-based Self-learning and Registration System on Laboratory Safety”. Since participants already have basic concepts of laboratory safety, this course aims at providing information on specific areas of laboratory safety with more examples and accident cases for their learning. They are also encouraged to raise questions on health and safety conditions of their respective laboratories for discussion.     

Target group(s):
Research personnel who have registered as laboratory users via the “Web-based Self-learning and Registration System on Laboratory Safety” on HSEO’s homepage should attend this course within a period of three months after registration.  
(Please apply on or before  7 April 2011)

Departmental Health & Safety Officers are kindly requested to review their departmental situation and invite staff to attend. Interested staff should register for the course(s) via the HSEO on-line enrolment system athttp://www.polyu.edu.hk/hseo/training-news/training-enrollment     

For enquiries, please e-mail to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call HSEO General Office at tel: 3400-8396.