This session covers the basic principles of containment and working safely when handling biological materials.
The course also covers the different types of cabinets including how they work and how they should be used.
This course lasts around an hour and a half.
This course is suitable for those working in laboratories and similar facilities. Anyone undertaking work in the University involving the culture or isolation of micro-organisms or the handling of materials that may contain them (such as blood and tissues etc) should attend this session.
It is also suitable for those who may no longer work in the laboratory but have managerial, supervisory or advisory responsibilities in these areas. If required, sessions can be tailored to cover particular aspects or for particular staff groups.
Those undertaking genetic modification work (particularly work with genetically modified micro-organisms) should attend this session in addition to the Safety Requirements for Genetic Modification Work session.
This course is provided at various times to meet demand, or upon request to Schools where there is sufficient interest. Please see training timetable for up to date training dates and times.
Relevant School/Area Safety Advisers and Biological Safety Advisers will be advised when sessions are available and asked to publicise details within their School/Area.
Alternatively University personnel interested in arranging a session should contact Chris Perrons, the University Biological Safety Adviser for further details.
Attendees must register beforehand by emailing or telephoning the Health and Safety Department.
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This article was published on Jan 27, 2012