HSEO Safety Course in Jan 2011

To:       Departmental Health & Safety Officers 
Fm:      Health, Safety & Environment Office
Date:   16 December 2010

Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange the following 2 safety courses in January 2011:

Assessing Risk of Your Workplace

12 January 2011 (Wed)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room Y-951 
(in Cantonese)

Mr. Y K Kam
1.     Principle 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 4 January 2011)


Safety of Radioactive Substances

25 January 2011 (Tue)
10:00 am – 12:00noon
Room Y-951
(in English)

Mr. Chris Leung

1. Procedure of registration
2. Basic physics of radioactive substances
3. Examples of sealed and unsealed sources
4.  Health effects of radiation
5. Principle of radiological protection
6. Legal requirements
7. Control measures of 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 sealed or unsealed radioactive substances 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 18 January 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: 3400-8386/3400-8396.