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Biosafety: Applied Principles and Practices of Containment Level 3 – Refresher Workshop


The aim of this course is to refresh and build on the knowledge and experience that scientists developed since attending the course ‘Introduction to the principles and practices of working at ACDP Containment level 3’.

The course will revisit key aspects of the theory covered in the introductory course and provide updates. There will be opportunities to discuss application of the theory, challenges and ‘hot topics’ with experts in the field over the two day workshop.

Practical sessions will provide delegates with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and experience during a range of scenarios, to include accidents and working practices. Practical work undertaken in this workshop simulates working at CL3 in a genuine CL3 laboratory, using Hazard Group 1 agents or non-toxic liquids and powders.

A course work book will provide delegates with a means of personal assessment and provide evidence of their continual personal development.

Course Content


  • Infectious Diseases - Principles of Infection and prevention in the laboratory.
  • Pathogen Movements across boundaries and primary containment.
  • Make safe – Waste and laboratory.
  • Regulations – Laboratory and workers.

Practical Sessions

  • Accident scenarios.
  • Pathogen movement scenarios.
  • Transferring techniques to Microbiological safety cabinets.
  • Delegate feedback on issues and challenges.

Workshop Outcomes

  • Delegates will be up to date in their knowledge of principles and practices of working at containment level 3 and able to apply them to practical scenarios.
  • Delegates will have reflected on their own CL3 abilities, knowledge and working practices and able to identify personal training needs.

Dates and Venue

February 2014, exact dates to be confirmed. Please contact us for further information.

Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury

Price and Budget Center

Public Sector: £600; Private Sector: £800:00.

Accreditation Information

The course is IBMS CPD accredited.


2 days

Type of event


Target Audience

The course is aimed at scientists currently working in containment level 3 and who have previously attended the introductory course (not employed within Public Health England).

Contact details

Novel and Dangerous Pathogens Training
Public Health England
Tel: +44 (0)1980 612898
Fax: +44 (0)1980 612841

Available for

PHE Staff: No
Non-PHE Staff: Yes

Further information

Some courses and training events can be arranged for non-PHE staff by separate arrangement. Please contact the appropriate course organiser or the Academy (opens new window) for further information.

Last reviewed: 30 April 2013

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