Health & Safety

Induction/Training Requirements

Laboratory Safety Handbook

Induction test must be completed by new starters and on an annual basis as a refresher.

If it is not completed, access to the laboratory may be denied until completion.

Laboratory Workers must attend Biological & GMO Safety Training

To book a place, visit

Annual attendance is Mandatory for all JR staff


Process for New Starters/ Visitors to the Laboratory/ Work Experience

1.  Download and complete the relevant form with the Group Leader’s authorization and return to Personnel or the Lab Manager as far in advance of the visitor’s arrival as possible.

•  Visitors Registration Form

•  Work Experience Registration Form

2.  The form must be then authorized by the Head of the Department, Business Manager and Lab Manager/Departmental Safety Officer.

3.  Once the necessary authorizations have been obtained, an induction date/time can be scheduled with;

i. Personnel

a. Take copy of passport

b. Provide form for University Card

ii. Laboratory Manager

a. Meet and greet

b. Tour of facilities

c. Receipt of Lab Safety Handbook

4.  Access to the Laboratories requires completion of an online Health & Safety Test based on the information provided in the Handbook

i. A pass mark of 75% is required before access fob is given (£5 deposit required)

5.  Depending on the visitation, the visitor may require use of OWL or may require a university email set up (please see IT section below)


Process for Laboratory Leavers

Please contact the Personnel department.


Biological Work

Download of Risk Assessment/COSHH assessment form


Health & Safety Committee

The Health & Safety committee meet termly to discuss change in policy, appraise incidents and near-misses from the last period and to look forward at improving Health &safety within the department.

Health and Safety Committee Members

Andrew Thompson  Fiona Powrie  Julie Hamilton
Brad Sutherland  Graham Ross  Claire Pearson
Carolina Arancibia  Ishita Marwah  Helen Ferry
Dai Griffiths  Jo Hovard  Robin Sparkes
James Chivenga  Uzi Gileadi  Anne Hansen
Sebastian Rogatti Granados    

Minutes to previous meetings:

H&S Committee - 05.04.2011

H&S Committee - 12.10.2011

H&S Committee - 24.01.2012

H&S Committee - 25.04.2012

H&S Committee - 10.07.2012

H&S Committee - 23.10.2012

H&S Committee - 29.01.2013

H&S Committee - 30.04.2013

H&S Committee - 24.02.2014

H&S Committee - 16.06.2014

H&S Committee - 06.10.2014