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Course Detail

HS020 - Working Safely with Biological Hazards

For biological laboratory research, technical and teaching staff working at ACDP Containment Level 1 & 2: especially new PhD and post-doctoral staff.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Know the hazards of biological & GM agents and routes of infection
  • Understand the principles of bio-containment
  • Know the measures required to contain biohazards and GM agents from start of work through to waste disposal and storage
  • Be aware of relevant legislation underpinning bio-safety & GM work
  • Be able to conduct a risk assessment of their work

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Monday 18 November 2019

Venue: Garrod Building 1.21, W, Garrod Building, Whitechapel

Time: 10:00 - 13:00


  • Dr M Ariyanayagam
This 3-hour course will provide an introduction to the basic principles of bio-containment and working safely with biohazards in the laboratory. Topics will include bio-containment, handling biological waste, disinfection & decontamination, personal protective equipment, transport, storage and Bio-COSHH assessment. Relevant legislation requirements in the context of the management of biological hazards and GM work will be covered.

Attendees from External Organisations: If you have booked onto one of the QMUL Health & Safety Training courses please contact the Health & Safety Directorate for further instructions by emailing hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk with your name, organisation, course code and course date requested.