HSL: Biosafety – Concepts and working practices at Containment Level 3 – Buxton, 27 February – 3 March 2017

HSL is to run a 5 day course on Biosafety – concepts and working practices at Containment Level 3.

Please email your expression of interest

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.

  • Legislation
  • Biosecurity security
  • Hazard criteria categorisation
  • Microbiological risk assessment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Biocontainment facilities equipment
  • Health safety management
  • Code of practice
  • Disinfection, sterilisation fumigation
  • Waste management
  • Accident/emergency procedures
  • Human factors
  • Cabinetry
  • Laboratory design
  • Laboratory working practices

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

The course will be presented as a collaboration between
HSL and Sharon Webster of
Webster’s Biosafety.Sharon has over 20 years in the microbiological
industry having worked as a scientist and Biological Safety Officer
at HPA Porton Down as Head of Health and Safety at Institute for
Animal Health and for HSE as a specialist microbiology inspector.
She is currently Corporate Biosafety Manager for the Biotechnology
and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and is a Biosafety
Consultant and trainer. She is also a Chartered Member of the
Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) and a
registered Biosafety Professional with the Institute of Safety in
Technology and Research (ISTR BSP) and is on the Occupational
Safety and Health Consultants Register
. (OSHCR).

HSL staff presenting the course will include Brian
, Microbiology Team Leader with 25 years’ experience
as a research microbiologist in occupational health and safety
including working with Hazard Group 3 pathogens.  Other HSL
staff will include specialists in human factors and the design and
use of personal protective equipment and ventilation systems.
 Practical sessions in HSL’s Containment Level 3 laboratory
facilities will provide hands-on opportunity to understand the
design and operation of such facilities

The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International
Airport. This course can be run at your site or local area by

The cost of this course is £1950 per person (includes
course notes, guidance book, lunch/refreshments and a
course dinner on the second night).



Please note the invoice option is not available within 4
weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.  If you
are selecting the invoice option for payment, it will be mandatory
to input a purchase order/reference number as we are unable to
process booking forms without this.

For further dates and additional information email: training@hsl.gsi.gov.uk
or contact the Training Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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Article source: http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/biosafety