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These guidelines cover the hazardous nature of laboratories and laboratory work and direct the reader to a wide range of information available on laboratory safety.

Due to the diverse nature of laboratory work specific laboratory safety information is not provided here. Instead reference should be made to local or departmental laboratory safety manuals and safe work procedures (SWPs) that should be developed and made available in each laboratory area to cover the wide range of risks posed by local laboratory operations and practices.

These guidelines are applicable to all University staff and students who work in laboratories and associated areas. They are also applicable to contractors and other University affiliates who visit or access University laboratories and associated areas. Responsibilities for managing health and safety in laboratories is also included.

2. Definition of a Laboratory

A laboratory is a place, building or part of a building used for scientific and related work that may be hazardous. The work conducted in a laboratory may include teaching or learning, research, clinical or diagnostic testing and analysis. A laboratory may have associated areas including preparation, instrumentation, decontamination, wash up and storage rooms, or a workshop in an engineering area (eg mechanical, electrical, aeronautical and civil engineering).

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