Free

Hazards in Museum Objects Training Day

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Leeds Discovery Centre

Carlisle Road

Leeds

LS10 1LB

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

Trainer Larry Carr will deliver two introductory-level sessions to raise our awareness of the hazards present in museum collections.

Asbestos Awareness for Museums

This awareness-level health and safety training session will cover:

· The properties of asbestos fibres and their effects on health including the negative compounding consequences of smoking and asbestos exposure

· The major types of asbestos found in both the built environment and in object collections

· Visual examples of asbestos containing materials which have been identified in object collections

· The well-established methodology for identifying potential asbestos hazards in object collections, as has been adopted by many national museums

· Methods to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos fibres

· A brief overview of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the ‘Duty to Manage’

· Examples of how museums can comply with the legislation

· General procedures to deal with an asbestos emergency.

Please note that attendees will be required to complete a short multiple-choice test covering the key information delivered by the training.

Introduction to Collections Hazards

This introductory-level health and safety training session will cover:

· General principles of health and safety useful for understanding how to work safely with object hazards

· Toxic metals: arsenic, mercury and lead

· Pesticides and preservatives

· Mould

· Radiation

· Other hazardous substances: carbon tetrachloride; poisons; controlled drugs

· Nitrate film

· Explosives and energetic substances

· Physical hazards.

A certificate of attendance will be provided.

This course is for anybody who works or volunteers in a museum, archive or library which is a member of the Rapid Response Network.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Leeds Discovery Centre

Carlisle Road

Leeds

LS10 1LB

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved