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Health and Safety Directorate

Laboratory Safety for Non-Research Staff - HS018

Description: A two hour course intended to educate non-research staff on the hazards found in laboratories, how to work safely in a lab environment and how to respond in case of an emergency/accident.

Method of Delivery: This course will be delivered face to face in a classroom setting.

Duration: 2h.

Objectives: At the end of the session participants should be able to:

  1. Recognise laboratories and be aware of their uniqueness
  2. Identify where supervision/further instructions are required before entering labs
  3. Recognise hazards and controls before and after entering a lab – safety signage
  4. Identify how hazardous material can enter the body and describe how to protect yourself
  5. Identify types of emergencies, and describe what to do in an emergency
  6. Be familiar with accident reporting procedure and first aid arrangements
  7. Recognise how your work activities can impact the lab

Certification: A completion of course email will be received which can be used as proof of satisfactory completion by the attendee.

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: For non-academic staff from QMUL Professional Services departments who enter the laboratory environment for various duties (e.g. maintenance, transport of packages, goods and waste, installation of equipment and services and security patrols).

External organisations:  Open to attendees from external organisations, but please note that this course is geared towards QMUL arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable to other organisations.

Bookings: Please book on via the CPD Platform, if you have any issues gaining access please contact the IT Helpdesk.

Requalification / Refresher: It is recommended that refresher training is carried out every three years.

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