Menu

UCL Department of Geography

Home

Description Photo Here

Personal tools
Log in
This is SunRain Plone Theme
UCL Home  /  Geography  /  Resources  /  Laboratory  /  Lab Manual  /  Training in use of lab equipment Including use of X-Ray Fluorimeter

Training in use of lab equipment Including use of X-Ray Fluorimeter

Some training with fall under mandatory safety training (e.g. Ionising radiation). In these cases access to the equipment will be denied until the training has been completed.

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
  • 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
  • Those wishing to use the XRF or Sedigraph will first have to complete the Moodle "ionising radiation" training. A certificate of completion must be stored with the instrument log book.