Safety Training Newsletter
Welcome back to the start of a new academic year 2019-20
... and the Learning and Development Centre (LDC) safety training programme. Learning is a strategic necessity for organisations and organisations learn through individuals. Safety training enables the College community to acquire skills, knowledge and together with experience enable individuals to become competent in the safety aspects of their work.
Safety has achieved a higher profile at the College and there is a renewed emphasis on Safety Leadership Training targeted at academics, principal investigators, senior managers and supervisors. From this year, it will also become an elective in the Imperial Leadership and Management Development Programme (ILMDP). This training is provided by Eversheds Sutherland Solicitors who specialise in the defence and prosecution of health and safety offences, and will focus on individual health and safety duties and responsibilities. This safety training can be seen as an important step in changing behaviour and improving safety culture.
Month One Safety Training (MOST) new version online
For the past year, the Safety Department, a group of safety officers, and the Learning and Development Centre have worked collaboratively to create a new version of the online course: Month One Safety Training (MOST).
The course aims to raise your awareness of the processes and people behind safety management at the College, as well as your personal responsibilities, to help ensure your own safety, and that of any other people whilst you are at work.
If you haven't already completed this course, we encourage you to work through this new version.
First Aid for Off Site Workers: Fieldwork/Outdoors First Aid
Who Should Attend
Expedition leaders, researchers working in remote locations, single person fieldwork in tropical, arctic and challenging environments and those undertaking outdoor pursuits. This qualification lasts for 3 years after which you should attend this course again to re-qualify.
During this 3 year period, it is highly recommended that you attend the course First Aid Refresher + AED to practise your skills at least 18 months before your qualification expires.
- Introduction, mountain rescue, mountain safety & survival
- Scene assessment, communication & delegation, safety & hygiene
- Primary survey-trauma/non-trauma (recovery position./immobilisation)
- "Chain of survival" - CPR, resuscitation and relevance in the outdoors
- Airway problems - choking and artificial airway fitting
- First aid kits for work and the mountain environment
- Shock - types, treatment and importance when help is delayed
- Practical session on splinting using improvised splints, Sam splints and other commercially available splints
- Practical sessions on spinal immobilisation and moving patients
- Environmental problems: heat stress, hypothermia, altitude sickness