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Biosafety: Principles and Practices of Working at ACDP Containment Level 3

Objectives

This course gives the delegate a systematic review of the facility design, operational practices and safety management which contribute to working safely in the containment level 3 environment. The delegates meet experts in the field in both practical and lecture settings and time is scheduled for debates into best practice in Containment Laboratories.

The course can be tailored to non-microbiologists, microbiologists and those experienced in working at Containment Level 3 (CL3) but taking on a management role.

Practical work undertaken on this course simulates working at CL3 in a genuine CL3 laboratory using Hazard Group 1 agents or non-toxic liquids and powders.

The course content includes:

Theory

  • Infectious Diseases - Principles of Infection
  • Hazard Criteria and Categorisation of Microbes
  • Why Regulate
  • Laboratory acquired and related infections (Historical and contemporary perspectives)
  • Containment Level 3 (HSE video)
  • Laboratory Biosafety criteria and rationale
  • Pathogen Movements across boundaries
  • Microbiological Waste Product
  • Laboratory inspection and auditing: Purpose and Objectives
  • Principles and Practice of Sterilisation
  • Project (work) design vs safety considerations
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Health Factors for the Laboratory workers
  • Project Design and BIG
  • Disinfection Kinetics and efficacy evaluation
  • Biocontainment - Purpose design and selection
  • Theory and Practices of Fumigation
  • Containment considerations when working with Prions
  • Overview of Inspection authorities
  • Safety Management - Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Biosecurity
  • Accidents and Incidents - reporting, monitoring, investigating and preventing
  • Facility and equipment monitoring and evaluation

Practical sessions

  • Codes of Practice
  • Audit of CL3 Laboratory
  • Dexterity Testing
  • Laboratory Manipulations
  • Laboratory Discipline
  • Clinical Samples
  • Accident Scenarios
  • Laboratory Design
  • Risk Assessment

Dates

30 September – 4 October 2013
 

Course comments

23 – 27 April 2012:

  • The staff were very helpful and the content of the course was well balanced and will help in the setting up and the management of our Containment Level 3 laboratory
  • Very beneficial to meet and discuss with other delegates to exchange ideas and information
  • Found the course most helpful and informative, course contained a good mixture of theory and practical

1 – 5 October 2012:

  • The team are extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly – a very impressive combination
  • The course content was highly informative and the delivery of lectures excellent
  • The explanation of the training in the lab, and the help during the exercises was very good
  • Really interesting lectures with great knowledge and real experiences to share
  • Course materials are very comprehensive and the willingness of the course staff to provide extra material was very much appreciated by everyone

Duration

5 days

Type of event

Course

Target Audience

The course can be tailored to non-microbiologists, microbiologists and those experienced in working at Containment Level 3 (CL3) but taking on a management role.

Contact details

For further information, please contact nadp.training@phe.gov.uk or telephone ++44 (0)1980 612898 to arrange a bespoke course or book onto a general course.

Public Health England
Porton
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 0JG

Available for

PHE Staff: Yes
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 academy@phe.gov.uk (opens new window) for further information.

Last reviewed: 30 April 2013



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