HSEO Training Courses in December 2018

To:       All Staff Members
Date:   19 November 2018

The Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange TWO safety courses in December 2018 as follows: 



Training Course(s)

Date & Time





Laboratory Chemical Safety

7 Dec 2018 (Fri)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm



Ms Kitty Lim


Competence in Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Workstation Assessment

14 Dec 2018 (Fri)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm



Ms Kitty Lim


Course(s) Information

Laboratory Chemical Safety



1.         University's Laboratory Safety Management Policy

2.         Relevant legislation

3.         Various aspects of chemical hazards

4.         Examples of chemical accidents  

5.         Safe Use of Chemicals

6.         Chemical storage and transportation

7.         Disposal of chemical waste

8.         Emergency procedures  


Course objectives:
This course aims at introducing chemical safety management for laboratory supervisors and equipping chemical users with better knowledge on chemical safety practices so that they can manage hazardous chemicals in good order and work safely in the laboratory respectively.  


Target group(s):
All chemical laboratory supervisors and registered chemical users who work with chemicals frequently. 


(Please apply on or before 30 Nov 2018)

Competence in Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Workstation Assessment



1.         Legislation and PolyU’s code of practice on DSE

2.         Basic anatomy and physiology

3.         Common health problems amongst DSE users

4.         Prevention of musculoskeletal related problems

5.         Principles of ergonomics

6.         Different types of DSE equipment and their features

7.         Risk assessment of DSE workstations

8.         Stretching Exercises

9.         Videos on stretching exercise and set up of workstations

10.     Practical session on risk assessment


Course Objectives:
This course aims at introducing the legal requirement on the safe use of display screen equipment (DSE), basic knowledge on musculoskeletal problems associated with DSE users, use of DSE workstation in an ergonomically manner, and practical methods in carrying out DSE workstation assessment. Personnel who have completed this course are competent in performing risk assessment on DSE workstations.


Target Group(s):
All PolyU staff members who are interested in risk assessment associated with the use of display screen equipment and are delegated by their corresponding departments. 


(Please apply on or before 7 Dec 2018)

Interested staff should register for the course(s) via the HSEO online enrollment system at http://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 : 3400-8386/3400-8396.

Health, Safety and Environment Office