Safety Training

Whether you use dry ice in airline catering, food production/transport, biological sample preparation/ transport, entertainment, industrial cleaning etc. you have to have completed risk assessments. Contact Polar Ice for details on the next safety training course. Telephone: +353 (0)578623860.

Next Dry Ice Safety Training course – 24th & 25th October 2013

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Training Courses

AC&T run Dry Ice product and safety training workshops at your location, at a time to suit you. Alternatively training can be arranged “off-site” if preferred. Workshop delegates receive a comprehensive workbook and an attendance certificate. Formal tests can be incorporated if required.
The workshop programme covers:

Training Workshop covers;
1.    Risk Assessments
2.    Properties of dry ice
3.    Hazard identification and control
4.    Storage of dry ice
5.    Calculating oxygen level in a room after spillage of dry ice
6.    Handing of dry ice
7.    Using dry ice
8.    Disposal of product and packaging
9.    Transporation and dispatch of dry ice
10.    Despatch by air of biological materials – General information
11.    Despatch by air of products using dry ice as a refrigerant
12.    Guidance on road and air packing lists
13.    General precautions
14.    First Aid
15.    Q&A sessions

Contact us for details of prices and availability.

Risk Assessments

Once your staff have been on an AC&T Dry Ice product and safety training workshop they will be able to take an active part in the completion of all the necessary risk assessments for the safe use of dry ice in your workplace.

However, if you would like some assistance in ensuring your compliance with the many safety regulations enabled into law by the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 then contact us with details of your issues and questions. All correspondence is completely confidential and AC&T would be willing to sign your Confidentiality Agreement, subject to legal review if required. Assistance with risk assessments will usually require a visit to your site. A full report will be issued, usually within one week of a site visit. This can be illustrated if permission is given for the taking of digital photographs during the site visit.

Training Assessments

Part of a good risk assessment is a regular review…

An opportunity to look at the changes that have occurred…

• Staff – number, age,experience,responsibilities
• Equipment – new machines
• Methods – revised processes
• Building structure – new facilities

and whilst noting all the changes remember to check what additional information, instruction and training you should have provided.

A training needs assessment starts the process in a cost effective way targeting the high risk areas.Inviting a “fresh pair of eyes” to look over your safety provisions may help you spot areas for improvement.


Dry Ice is an extremely versatile product with many uses from transport refrigeration to industrial cleaning, however it is difficult to manufacture economically, difficult to store effectively and hazardous to handle. We have experience in the manufacture, storage, transport, handling and use of dry ice including specialist relationships with the latest technology providers. If you currently use Dry Ice then talk to us about product efficiency and product safety (these two often go hand in hand).