HSEO Training Courses in May 2012

Fm: Health, Safety & Environment Office
Date: 19 April 2012Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange four safety courses in May 2012 as follows:
 

Laser Safety Course

10 May 2012 (Thu)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon  
Room Y951
(in English)

Speaker :
Mr. Chris Leung
Topics:  

1.    Basic concepts of laser
2.    Laser hazards
3.    Classification of laser equipment
4.    Principles of laser safety
5.    Control measures of 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 completed the laser safety training module under HSEO’s web-based self-learning system are considered to have met the training requirements.  They are welcome to take this course as reinforcement.
(Please apply on or before 3 May 2012)

 Safety of Radioactive Substances

17 May 2012 (Thu)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room Y951
(in English)

Speaker: 
Mr. Chris Leung
Topics: 

1.      Forms of radiation.
2.      Brief introduction to ionizing radiation
3.      What are sealed and unsealed sources?
4.      Health effects of radiation
5.      Principles of radiological protection
6.      Legal requirements and radiological protection requirements of PolyU
Course objectives:
To equip the attendees with basic radiation safety knowledge to meet the pre-requisite for registration as a registered radiation user in PolyU.

Target group(s):
Potential users of radioactive substances (sealed and unsealed sources) 

All users of unsealed sources and certain kinds of sealed sources must register with HSEO before they are allowed to handle radioactive substances in PolyU.  Only users who have completed proper safety training are eligible to apply for the registration.  Attendees of this training are considered to have met the training requirements.

(Similar training given by other organizations may be considered to meet the training requirements.  They should give details of the training to HSEO for consideration of exemption on this training when they apply for the registration.)
(Please apply on or before 10 May 2012)

 

Radiation Safety of Irradiating Apparatus

24 May 2012 (Thu)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room Y951
(in English)

Speaker: 
Mr. Chris Leung
Topics: 

1.    What is an irradiating apparatus?
2.    Common x-ray equipment of PolyU
3.    How x-ray is produced?
4.    Health effects of radiation
5.    Principles of radiological protection
6.    Legal requirements and radiological protection requirements of PolyU
Course objectives:
To equip attendees with basic radiation safety knowledge to meet the pre-requisite for application of registration as a user of irradiating apparatus in PolyU.

Target group(s):
Potential users of closed-beam X-ray equipment Personnel who have already completed the training module of safety of irradiating apparatus under HSEO’s web-based self-learning system are considered to have met the training requirements.  They are welcome to take this course as reinforcement.
(Please apply on or before 17 May 2012)

 

Assessing Risk of your Workplace

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

Speaker :
Mr. Chris Leung
Topics:  

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 departments to perform this assessment.
(Please apply on or before 24 May 2012)