Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Safety course venues and dates

1 day course



Course objectives

Development of safety skills is divided into four emphasis areas. Recognition of Hazards, Assessment of Risks, Minimization of Risks and Preparation for Emergencies. On completing this laboratory safety course the participant will / be able to:

  • Understand laboratory hazards, importance of  laboratory safety management principles and key components for managing laboratory safety,
  • Be able to carry out risk assessments and identify appropriate controls,
  • Understand legal requirements relating to their work,
  • Identify hazardous activities and substances and how to avoid and minimise exposure,
  • Select and correctly wear the appropriate PPE and act safely,
  • Understand good safety housekeeping and chemical storage principles,
  • Understand their role in laboratory safety and how to perform their work safely,
  • Deal with chemical spills and other safety incidents.


Course programme

  • Identification of laboratory hazards – biological, chemical and physical,
  • Execution of risk assessments and identification of best practice controls,
  • Occupational health and safety legislation, underlying principles and compliance,
  • Biological and chemical-related health and safety legislation including CLP, REACH and Biological Agents Regulations,
  • Classification of biological agents and hazardous chemicals and use of SDS,
  • Safe chemical handling and storage,
  • Emergency and spill response planning,
  • Managing physical hazards,
  • Promoting safe behaviour and the role of safety inspections,
  • Sourcing additional safety information and resources.

Case studies, discussions and interactive, problem- based individual and group training exercises are used throughout the course to reinforce delegates’ learning.


Who should attend

Departmental and laboratory managers, laboratory analysts and technicians, HSE officers and managers, Safety Representatives and personnel with health and safety responsibilities in laboratory areas.


Course brochure: Laboratory Safety Training Course


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All our courses are available in-house. We can run in-house courses either at your premises or at a location of your choosing. We also customise our courses according your organisation’s requirements. Check out all our in-house courses at the links below.


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