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HS018 - Laboratory Safety for Non-Research Staff

A two hour course intended to educate non-research staff on the hazards found in laboratories and how to respond to them in the case of an emergency/accident.

ertification: Certificate of Attendance

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).

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

Duration: 2 hours


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


Date: Monday 20 January 2020

Venue: Queens W206 (ME), Queen's Building, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 12:30


  • Dr M Stevar
Accredited courses that are ‘staff only’ are bookable through the helpdesk These are IOSH Working & Managing Safely, Mental Health First Aid and (Emergency) First Aid at Work. These have a limited number of places, for example 16 for Mental Health First Aid and 12 for (Emergency) First Aid at Work. To book a space, please complete the Accredited Course Request Form Accredited Course Request Form [DOC 32KB], and return to the helpdesk Priority will be given based on a number of factors such as the relevance of the training to your role and coverage in your area (for first aid courses).

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