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LABORATORY SAFETY TRAINING

Safety in Laboratories and Laboratory Construction and Design Standards Explained

This course is the only laboratory safety course that takes participants on a guided and in-depth examination of AS/NZS 2243 Safety in Laboratories and AS 2982 Laboratory Design and Construction standards. We have delivered this course to over 5,000 people in Australia and overseas and received excellent feedback. The course is designed to provide participants with a detailed understanding of the Australian Standards covering laboratories, to enhance the participant's awareness of hazards and relevant control measures and to apply the Australian Standards using in-depth practical training.   

SAMPLE PROGRAM

Please note that this program is subject to change

DAY 1  AS 2243.1 Planning and Operational Aspects, AS/NZS 2243.3 Microbiological Safety and Containment, AS 2982 Laboratory Design and Construction.

DAY 2 - AS/NZS 2243.6 Plant and Equipment; AS/NZS 2243.4 and 5 Ionising and Non-Ionising Radiation, Electrical Safety and AS/NZS 2243.8 and 9 Fumehoods and Recirculating fume cabinets

DAY 3 - AS 2243.2 Chemical Aspects and Storage, Practical Laboratory Auditing Exercises and Practical Application of the Standards in a working laboratory.

COURSE AVAILABILITY AND FEES

Dates:         JUNE/JULY 2021

Duration:    3 days

Mode:          Face to Face

Award:        All participants received a statement of attendance

Venue:        TBC

Cost:           $1870.00 (including 10% GST)

COURSE DETAILS 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE:  This course is designed for anyone who has an Occupational Health and Safety responsibility in a laboratory situation, such as laboratory managers, laboratory supervisors, laboratory health and safety representatives, OHS Consultants and Facilities/Property Services Managers.

MATERIALS SUPPLIED - All relevant course materials. Disposable lab coats and safety glasses will be available for use, however, if you wear prescription safety glasses then please bring them along. Electronic access to AS/NZS2243 Safety in Laboratories for the duration of the course.

REFRESHMENTS -  Lunch, morning and afternoon teas are provided on all three days.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  - As participants will be undertaking a session in the laboratories so participants will be required to wear enclosed shoes (ballet flats, sandals or open-toed shoes etc ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.) and long pants. 

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Safety in School Laboratories - Chemical and Laboratory Safety (1 day) 

This course is designed for anyone who has an occupational health and safety responsibility in the school laboratory environment. This includes teaching staff involved with science and technology studies, science coordinators, and laboratory technicians with responsibility for science laboratories, and health and safety representatives. 

This course will provide  participants with a detailed understanding of the legislative compliance issues pertaining to schools, to enhance the participant’s awareness of hazards, risk management, and control methodologies as applied to schools and to provide specific practical training in the OHS issues pertaining to laboratory safety in the school environment. 

SAMPLE PROGRAM

Topics covered include:

  • Safety Legislation and the Laboratory
  • Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances legislative requirements
  • Laboratory safety and emergency management
  • Planning for Chemical Safety
  • Chemical Safety Management
  • Safe use of chemical substances
COURSE AVAILABILITY AND FEES

Date:          NOVEMBER 2021

Duration:  1 day

Mode:        Face to Face

Award:      All participants received a statement of attendance

Venue:      TBC

Cost:         $450.00 (including  10% GST)   

COURSE CONTENT

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE:  This course is designed for anyone who has an Occupational Health and Safety responsibility in a laboratory situation, such as laboratory managers, laboratory supervisors, laboratory health and safety representatives, OHS Consultants and Facilities/Property Services Managers who work in secondary school  or vocational education laboratories

MATERIALS TO BRING - Nil

MATERIALS SUPPLIED - Participants receive comprehensive learning material along with copies of our safety guides and posters. Disposable lab coats and safety glasses will be available for use, however, if you wear prescription safety glasses then please bring them along. 

REFRESHMENTS -  Lunch, morning and afternoon teas are provided  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  - As participants will be undertaking a session in the laboratories so participants will be required to wear enclosed shoes (ballet flats, sandals or open-toed shoes etc ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.) and long pants. 

COURSE REGISTRATION

 

Safety in Medical Laboratories                                  

For those who work in medical diagnostic and pathology laboratories, this course looks at the application of ISO 15190 - Medical Laboratories and the relationship of AS/NZS 2243 Safety in Laboratories Series

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE: This course is suitable for  anyone who works in private, or hospital based  pathology  and diagnostic medical laboratories.

  • Laboratory Managers
  • Safety Managers
  • Laboratory Supervisors/Technicians
  • Health and Safety Representatives

 

COURSE REGISTRATION  

Bio-Risk management for laboratories 

This  course looks at the application of ISO 35001 Bio-risk management for laboratories and other organisation and its relationship with AS/NZS 2243:2010 Part 3 Microbiological Containment.  identify, assess, control, and monitor the risks associated with hazardous biological materials.

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This course is suitable for  anyone who works in private, or hospital based  pathology  and diagnostic medical laboratories.

  • Laboratory Managers
  • Safety Managers
  • Laboratory Supervisors/Technicians
  • Health and Safety Representatives
COURSE REGISTRATION  

Introduction to Nanomaterials and Work Health and Safety (1 Day)

This 1-day course will prepare the safety professional or trainer to address issues that may arise in the nanomaterial workplace with a comprehensive review of current knowledge, frameworks for risk management and tools for keeping up with the rapidly expanding knowledge base on nanomaterials health and safety impacts.

NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF NANOMATERIALS OR NANOTECHNOLOGY REQUIRED 

COURSE AVAILABILITY AND FEES

Duration:  The course can be covered in a 1-day workshop and can be customised to your needs.

Award:      All participants received a statement of attendance

Venue:      This is not a public course but is delivered on request

Cost:         Cost based on a per/student basis. 

COURSE DETAILS

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE:  This course is designed for anyone who has an Occupational Health and Safety responsibility in a laboratory situation, such as laboratory managers, laboratory supervisors, laboratory health and safety representatives, OHS Consultants and Facilities/Property Services Managers.

MATERIALS TO BRING - Nil

MATERIALS SUPPLIED - All relevant course materials.  

REFRESHMENTS -  Lunch, morning and afternoon teas are provided

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  - No additional requirements

TOPICS COVERED

  • Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
  • Hazards and Exposures
  • Regulatory Framework
  • WHS Control Approaches
  • Monitoring and Exposures
  • Work Process (including Carbon Nanotubes)
  • Nano-waste Management
  • Case Study – Carbon Nanotubes
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Compressed Gas and Cryogenic Safety 

This short course is designed to ensure that staff who work with compressed gases and cryogenic substances are provided with appropriate information to undertake safe work with gases.

COURSE AVAILABILITY AND FEES

Duration:   The course can be covered in a 1/2 day workshop and can be customised to your needs.

Award:        All participants received a statement of attendance

Venue:        This is not a public course but is delivered on request

Cost:           Cost based on a per/student basis. 

COURSE DETAILS

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE:  This course is designed for anyone who responsibility for looking after compressed gas in the laboratory, such as laboratory managers/technicians, laboratory supervisors, laboratory health and safety representatives, OHS Consultants and Facilities/Property Services Managers.

MATERIALS TO BRING - Nil

MATERIALS SUPPLIED - All relevant course materials.  

REFRESHMENTS -  Morning tea provided

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  - No additional Requirements

COURSE CONTENT - This course covers the following areas:

  • Classes of Dangerous Goods (ADGC)
  • Hazards and risks associated with handling and using gases
  • Risk Assessment and Control
  • Safe work practices with gases
  • OHS and legal requirements
  • Characteristics of high-pressure cylinders
  • Separation and segregation of gas cylinders
  • Gas regulators: how they work and how to use them
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