Guidance information and publications produced by the Health and Safety Department which are relevant to hazardous substances used within the University.
Following Code of Practice CS CoP001 Laboratory hygiene will minimise risk to laboratory users.
Good laboratory practice
The object of Code of Practice CS CoP002 Good laboratory practice is to provide a standard for good laboratory practice when working with chemicals rather than attempt to be specific regarding either substances or procedures.
Please also ensure you have read and understood all the Codes of Practice relating to chemical hazards.
Substances of particular concern
Some hazardous substances have a particular hazardous aspect and this Code of Practice should be reviewed prior to working with them, CS CoP009 Substances of particular concern.
Guidance and advice on more common hazardous substances is linked below.
Instruction, supervision and training
Animal Allergens (AAs)
UK CLP Regulations
Storage of hazardous substances
Disposal of chemicals
Misuse of Drugs Act
Drug Precursor Chemicals
Explosives and desensitised explosives
Safety Data Sheets
Chemical Weapons Convention (secured)
All guidance on asbestos in the University can now be found on the Estates Department asbestos webpages.