Health & Safety Department

Section 25 - Biological safety

Codes of Practice relating to Section 25 Biological safety of the University Health and Safety Policy, Framework: Arrangements document


These Codes of Practice must be complied with either in the manner stated, or in some other manner that ensures that an equivalent level of safety and health control is met.

Should you choose an alternative method you may be called upon to justify your actions and prove that such action has resulted in an equivalent level of risk control.

Subject specific Guidance documents add further detail and aid compliance with this Policy and CoPs. Following the CoPs in the manner stated will ensure that you comply with both health and safety law and the University’s Health and Safety Policy.


All Codes of Practice associated with biological safety or general laboratory safety have also been published in the Guidance section of the website within specific topic sections. 


Bio CoP001  Code of Practice for management of animal allergens (AAs)