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Departmental Safety Manual

The Departmental Safety Manual contains the following information:

Part 1                                                                                                                 

  1. Introduction  
  2. Statement of Departmental Safety Policy 
  3. Responsibilities  
  4. Risk Assessment and Training 
  5. Safety Information and Advice  
  6. Fire  
  7. Accidents  
  8. First Aid  
  9. Out of Hours Emergencies  
  10. Serious Incident Procedure Including Bomb Alert Procedure  
  11. Office Safety  
  12. Visitors Including Contractors  
  13.  Atypical/Lone Working and Travel 
  14. Good Laboratory Working 

Part 2

  1. Chemicals 
  2. Cryogenic Gases  
  3. Compressed Gases 
  4. Ionising and Non-Ionising Radiation, UV, Lasers, MRI  
  5. Biological Safety  
  6. Blood Work  
  7. Needles and Other Sharps  
  8. Electricity, Equipment, Repairs and Maintenance 
  9. Working at Height 
  10. New and Expectant Mothers 
  11. Clinical Research

Appendices/Local Rules and Policy

  1. Specific Fire Arrangements and other Emergencies  
  2. Accidents: Basic Action 
  3. DSE (VDUs)   
  4. Upper Limb Disorders  
  5. Manual Handling  
  6. Chemical Storage and Waste  
  7. Rules for the use of Lasers  
  8. Local Rules for Work with Radioactive Sources/Radiation  
  9. Local Rules for Work with Biological Agents/GMOs  
  10. Departmental Safety Committee(s)  
  11. Safety Contacts and Organogram  
  12. Food and Social Events  
  13. Disinfection Policy  
  14. Biological/Clinical waste 
  15. Asbestos Management 
  16. Legionella Management 
  17. Occupational Health Arrangements  
  18. Work Experience  
  19. Recycling  
  20. Emergency Action Plan/Business Continuity Plan 

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