HSEO Training Courses in April 2012

To: Departmental Health & Safety Officers 
Fm: Health, Safety & Environment Office
Date: 23 March 2012

The Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange 3 safety courses in April 2012 as follows: 

a) Assessing Risk of your Workplace 
b) Personal Protective Equipment Training for Laboratory Users
c) Laboratory Biological Safety
Assessing Risk of your Workplace

19 Apr 2012 (Thu)
10:00 am – 12:30 noon  
Room Y951
(in Cantonese)

Speaker :
Mr. Chris Leung

1.   Principles of risk management and risk assessment
2.   The 5 steps of workplace risk assessment
3.   Using the HSE Form 14 for assessing risks of your workplaces
Course objectives:
To ensure the health and safety of our colleagues and students, it is necessary to identify and control risks of our workplace properly.  The course will guide you through the steps for assessing risks of your workplaces by using the HSE Form 14. 

Target group(s):
Personnel who are responsible for assessing risks of the workplaces should take this training.  Any other personnel who are interested in workplace risk assessment are also welcome to attend this training. The Health & Safety Committee has launched a risk assessment program which requires all dept to assess risks of their workplaces using HSE Form 14, and submit a risk register (HSE form 14A) to HSEO.  This training is designed to help the depts to perform this assessment.
(Please apply on or before 12 April 2012)
Personal Protective Equipment Training for Laboratory Users

26 Apr 2012 (Thu)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon  
Room Y951
(in Cantonese)

Mr. Ivan Chan, Mr. Chris Leung

1.          PPE as last line of defence
2.          Common PPE used in a laboratory
3.         Applications and limitations
4.         Storage and maintenance of PPE
5.         Demonstration on use (e.g. donning of gloves & respirators)
Course objectives:
The course aims to provide practical training on the use, storage and maintenance of PPE commonly used in a laboratory.

Target group(s):
All laboratory users. PPE is often taken as the line of protection.  Hence, it is crucial for PPE users to learn the correct donning procedures, applications and limitations of their PPE in order to use them properly.  Besides, PPE must be properly stored and maintained to ensure its effectiveness of protection.
(Please apply on or before 19 April 2012)
Laboratory Biological Safety

30 April 2012 (Mon) 
09:30 – 12:30 
Room Y951
(in English)

Mr Danny Fok
1.      Classification of bio-hazards and university policy
2.      Laboratory design regarding biological safety
3.      Biological safety equipment
4.      Safe laboratory practices
5.      Disposal of biological waste
6.      Emergency procedures
Course objectives:
This course aims at introducing biological safety management for laboratory supervisors and equipping users of biological agents with better knowledge on biological safety practices so that they can manage biohazardous agents in good order and work safely in the laboratory respectively.
Target group(s):
All biological laboratory supervisors and registered users of biological agents who work with microorganisms or other biohazardous substances frequently. 
(Please apply on or before 23 April 2012)
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/EnrolmentList.php     

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.