Biosafety: concepts and working practices at containment level 3 – Buxton, 29 February-4 March 2016

Date and location

29 February – 4 March 2016, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton,
Derbyshire, SK17 9JN

Course overview

This is a four day course (run over five days) on working in and with a Microbiological Containment Level 3 facility. It will comprise a number of modules presented by a combination of interactive theory, practical and workshop training.

You will achieve a greater understanding of the work carried out within a Containment Level 3 facility, the equipment used and the concepts and philosophy of working with biological agents at that level of containment. It will also cover the design, management and legislative requirements associated with operating a Containment Level 3 laboratory facility. It will also provide the skills and confidence to deal with accidents and incidents and to enforce their duty and the duty of others in maintaining and working in a safe environment.

The course will cover:

  • Legislation
  • Biosecurity security
  • Hazard criteria categorisation
  • Microbiological risk assessment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Biocontainment facilities equipment
  • Health safety management
  • Code of practice

Who should attend?

Anyone working at or intending to start work at Containment Level 3 also Safety Advisors, Biological Safety Officers who support Containment Level 3 facilities.

Previous experience working at Containment Level 2 is essential.

Information and booking

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the Biosafety: concepts and working practices at Containment Level 3 course page. Alternatively, you can email HSL Training or call 01298 218806.

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