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Course Detail

HS018 - Laboratory Safety for Non-Research Staff

This 2.5 hour course gives an overview of the hazards (e.g. biological, chemical, radiation and potential risks, which non-academic staff may encounter in the laboratory environment during their duties, such as maintenance works, transport of packages, goods and waste, installation of equipment and services and security patrols.

Short talks on the hazards, potential risks and control measures to enable safe working will be presented and interspersed with small group exercises

Objectives

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

  • Recognise a laboratory and be aware that each one is unique
  • Recognise the hazards/controls before entering a laboratory
  • Recognise laboratories where supervision/further instructions are required before entering
  • Identify how hazardous material can enter the body
  • Describe types of emergencies and what to do in an emergency
  • recognise how your work activities can impact the laboratory

Provided by: Health and Safety

Details

Date: Tuesday 8 October 2019

Venue: Queens W206, Queens, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


Tutor

  • Dr M Ariyanayagam
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.