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Departmental Safety Policy

The Departmental Safety Policy 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 in Addition to Fire  
  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 Including UV, Lasers, MRI  
  5. Biological and Genetic Modification (GM) Work   
  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. Display Screen Equipment/Visual Display Units (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       
  21. Transport of Samples/materials      


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