HSEO Training Courses in October 2012

To: Departmental Health & Safety Officers
Fm: Health, Safety & Environment Office
Date: 27 September 2012


Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange two safety courses in October 2012 as follows:


a) Laboratory Chemical Safety


b) Manual Handling Operation Refresher Training Course


Laboratory Chemical Safety

19 October 2012 (Fri)
09:30 am – 12:30 pm
Room Y943
(in English)

Mr Danny Fok



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 12 October 2012)


Manual Handling Operation Refresher Training Course

25 October 2012 (Thu)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room Y943
(in Cantonese)

Ir Nelson Chan



1.     Basic understanding of the anatomy and function of the spine and the basic ergonomics principle.

2.     Legal requirements of employers, employees, preliminary and further risk assessments.

3.     The hazards and causes of injury associated with manual handling operations.

4.     The necessary preventive and protective measures.

5.     The safe and proper manual handling methods.

6.      Exchange experience and practical session.


Course objectives:
This course aims to refresh participants who attended a manual handling operations training course before, to revise their manual handling skills and knowledge, and give an opportunity for them to exchange experience during the training session.


Target group(s):
All staff who attended manual handling operations course before and wish to refresh themselves are welcome to attend.


Remarks: If possible, please state the types of manual handling operations required to be performed by the participant(s) in the “Remarks Box” on the on-line Form so that HSEO may make arrangements (practical session) for the course.

(Please apply on or before 18 October 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 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.