HSEO Safety Courses in Nov 2010

To:          Departmental Health & Safety Officers 
Fm:         Health, Safety & Environment Office
Date:      22 October 2010

Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange the following 3 safety courses in November 2010:  

Laser Safety Course

5 November 2010 (Fri)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon  
Room R503
(in English)

Speaker :
Mr. Chris Leung

1. Basic concepts of laser
2. Laser hazards
3. Classification of laser equipment
4. Principles of laser safety 
5. Control measures in the PolyU
Course objectives:
The course aims to provide basic safety training for personnel working with or intended to work with laser equipment.

Target group(s):
Potential users of high-power (class 3B or 4) laser equipment. Users of high-power laser equipment must have received proper laser safety training before they are authorized by their corresponding departments to operate high‑power laser equipment.  Attendees of this course are considered to have fulfilled this requirement.

Personnel, who have already attended similar courses or trained in laser safety using HSEO’s web-based self-learning system, are not mandatory to attend this course but they are welcome to take this course as reinforcement.
(Please apply on or before 1 November 2010)

Office Safety

16 November 2010 (Tue)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room BC417
(in Cantonese)

Ir Nelson Chan

1. Physical hazards of office environment and preventive measures
2. Health hazards in office and the precaution methods
3. Environmental issues in office
4. Proper use of the workstation
5. Safe and proper manual handling methods
6. Safe use of office equipment
Course objectives:
To provide participants with the common occupational hazards of health, safety and environment in the Office and the preventive measures.

Target group(s):
All Departmental Health & Safety Officers and colleagues with supportive roles in office health and safety are welcome to attend. 

(Please apply on or before 9 November 2010)

Radiation Safety of Irradiating Apparatus

18 November 2010 (Thu)
10:00 am – 12:00noon
Room BC612
(in English)

Mr. Chris Leung

1. What is Ionizing Radiation
2. Irradiating Apparatus in PolyU
3. Basics of x-ray
4  Hazards of x-ray
5. Radiation protection principles
6. Legal requirements
7. Radiation protection requirements in PolyU
Course objectives:
To equip the attendees with basic radiation safety knowledge to meet the pre-requisite for registration as a registered user of irradiating apparatus in PolyU.

Target group(s):
Potential users of closed-beam X-ray equipment Personnel, who have already trained in radiation safety using HSEO’s web-based self‑learning system, are not mandatory to attend this course but they are welcome to take this course as reinforcement.
(Please apply on or before 11 November 2010)

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: 3400-8386/3400-8396.