Training in use of lab equipment
Lab users will not be allowed to start work until they have received appropriate training in the use of the equipment they intend to use. This includes ALL lab equipment, from centrifuges to auto-pipettes.
These regulations apply to ALL lab users including research staff.
- Workers must show competence in the use of the equipment before they will be allowed to use it unsupervised
- Training must be carried out by an authorised and qualified member of staff
- Records of training are kept by the lab supervisor
- Damage to equipment caused as a result of misuse by untrained workers will be repaired or equipment replaced at the expense of the worker’s or, where applicable, their supervisor’s grant