We want all staff and students in our labs to stay safe. It is important to take 2-minutes before you commence a task to assess the hazards and risks.

Laboratory hazards:

  • bad housekeeping
  • unlabelled Chemicals
  • spills.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Laboratory Clothing (may include long-sleeved laboratory coats, wrap around gowns, disposable gowns and boiler suits).
  • Protective eyewear.
  • Gloves.
  • Closed shoes.
  • Hearing protection.
  • Additional or specialised PPE e.g., respirators.

Plant & equipment

  • Computers
  • Trolleys
  • Microscopes
  • Glassware
  • Gas cylinders
  • Vaccum equipment
  • Autoclaves
  • Centrifuges
  • Incubators
  • Freezers
  • Stirrers
  • Ladders
  • Drying ovens

Chemical storage

  • Liquid
  • Solids
  • Gas
  • Non hazardous
  • Hazardous
  • Dangerous goods
  • Poisons
  • Or a combination of all of the above

Training

  • Waste management

Safety signs