Biosafety Practitioner (Level 1)
Who should attend
This ISTR accredited course is intended for Departmental Safety Officers, Laboratory Managers and Technical staff with a significant role working within Containment Level 3 and 2 facilities at Imperial College, London. A structured and comprehensive training course which meets a range of competency requirements and is supported by Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
All participants are required to attend all advertised course dates and sit the written assessments and participate in the practical exercises. Places are limited and will be offered based on College need. Bookings should be made by Faculty, Departmental Safety Officers and Section Safety Co-ordinators.
Key areas covered in this course
Biosafety Practitioner Level 1 is based on course attendance and assessed achievement. The course comprises 10 modules covering the following areas; Roles and responsibilities, legislation, disinfection/sterilization, waste disposal, transport of hazardous materials, hazards and risks, Genetic Modification, equipment, plant/equipment and their servicing, facilities/design, laboratory management, bio-security, policy/manual development, auditing/inspection, influencing skills, incident and emergency procedures, occupational health, health surveillance, immunisations and learning & development.
Registration as a Biosafety Practitioner
ISTR have accredited course providers and once attendees have completed all units provided in this 5 day course (and they have passed assessment), attendees can become registered by ISTR as Level 1 Practitioners if they have two years relevant experience.
Details on how to register will be provided during the course.