Information and Booking

Trainer: External Trainer
Cost: Internal no charge.
External - Not available
Duration: 5 days (Day 1: 12.00 - 17.00, Day 2, 3 and 4: 09.30 - 17.00, Day 5: 9.30 - 13.00)
Unless otherwise stated, all courses are held in South Kensington.


Booking via Training Centre

Important Notice:

Cancellation of booking after the advertised closing date, or non-attendance at the final examination, will result in an invoice for the full internal course fee of £350, being payable to the College.

All participants are required to attend on all advertised course dates and sit both the written and practical examinations.

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).

Essential Information

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.