Laboratory Health & Safety
Run by School of Natural Sciences
10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Christopher Gwenin
Overall aims and purpose
- To provide a basic safety grounding.
- To produce students with first aid knowledge.
- To teach fire fighting (basic) strategies and give an understanding of the nature and types of fires.
- To put into practice the safety skills learned throughout the rest of the year in all other courses.
This is a PASS/FAIL MODULE
This course gives a basic grounding in safety training. A series of videos/lectures are used to give the students awareness of all safety issues which include legal requirements, filling in COSHH assessment forms, use of data bases etc. The students also participate in an intensive first aid course under the guidance of the Red Cross, the successful completion of which results in certification. Also included is a practical fire fighting course where the students learn the basis of fire prevention, the correct techniques in the use of and choices of fire extinguishers. Finally the students are expected to complete an online COSHH/Risk test to indicate that they have put the knowledge into practice in their course e.g. demonstrate the proper use of COSHH assessments etc.
Course Team: Dr C Gwenin (3hrs), Red Cross Trainer (4 hrs), Fire Trainer (4 hrs).
RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING - None RECOMMENDED - None SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS - questionnaires
This is a PASS/FAIL module a) Problems of a routine nature are generally adequately solved; b) Transferable skills are at a basic level.
For students entering year 2 (level 5) after September 1st 2013 or MSc students, the threshold criteria are set as follows: Knowledge base covers all essential aspects of subject matter dealt with in the assignment; conceptual understanding is acceptable. a) Problems of a routine nature are generally adequately solved; b) Transferable skills are at a basic level.
The students will obtain knowledge of practical and current first aid skills.
The students will be able to correctly assess an accident situation and act appropriately.
The students will be able to use fire extinguishers correctly and they will be able to critically judge the correct extinguisher to use in a given situation.
The students will have the ability to fill in risk assessment forms and will have a basic knowledge of legal responsibilities.
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
After general introduction (3 hrs workshop) in semester one, the module has a (4 hrs) First Aid course (run by the Red Cross), a half day of seminars (3 hrs) including safety briefings and videos and Practical Fire Training session (run by the Fire Brigade).
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
Subject specific skills
- CC7 information technology and data-processingSkills, relating toChemical information and data.
- CP9 Competence in thePlanning, design and execution of experiments
- CP10 Skills required to work independently and beSelf-critical in the evaluation of risks, experimentalProcedures and outcomes
- PS5 information location and retrievalSkills, in relation toPrimary andSecondary informationSources, and the ability to assess the quality of information accessed
- PS6 information technologySkills whichSupport the location, management,Processing, analysis andPresentation ofScientific information
- PS11 Problem-solvingSkills including the demonstration ofSelf-direction, initiative and originality
- PS13 the ability to make decisions inComplex and unpredictableSituations
- SK1 are fullyConversant with major aspects ofChemical terminology
- SK3 gain knowledge of a range of inorganic and organic materials
- SK8 develop an understanding ofSafe workingPractice, in terms of managingChemical toxicity,ChemicalStability andChemical reactivity, through knowledge-based risk assessments
- SK12. Planning, including evaluation of hazards and environmental effects.
Pre- and Co-requisite Modules
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- F104: MChem Chemistry year 4 (MCHEM/CH)
- F106: MChem Chemistry with International Experience year 5 (MCHEM/CHIE)
- F101: MChem Chemistry with Industrial Experience year 5 (MCHEM/CIND)
- F1AM: MRes Chemistry year 1 (MRES/CHEM)
- F1AJ: MSc Analytical Chemistry year 1 (MSC/ANCHEM)