Green Box

  • Safety Manual available

  • Risk assessments available and updated

  • Training records kept

General Housekeeping

  • Floor uncluttered

  • Work areas generally tidy

  • Storage above eye level minimized

General Safety

  • All electrical equipment PAT-tested

  • Fridges/freezers spark-free and defrosted

  • Waste segregated

  • No evidence of eating or drinking in the lab

  • PPE available and worn (lab coat, safety specs)

  • Fire doors not propped open

  • Fire extinguishers and blankets visible and unobstructed

  • Hand washing sink free from contamination

  • Eyewash unobstructed

Chemical Safety

  • Inventory up-to-date

  • Containers labeled with receipt/opening date and group name

  • Poisons stored under key

  • Chemicals segregated (flammables/oxidizers, acids/bases, acetic acid/strong acids, etc)

  • Corrosive in acid cabinet

  • Flammables in flammable cabinet

  • Winchester bottles stored on floor

Fume Cupboards

  • Fume cupboard free of clutter

  • Sash closed when unattended

Compressed gases

  • Cylinders secured

  • Regulators in date

Biological Safety

  • Good microbiological practice in TC

  • Inventory of Biological agents

  • Schedule 5 agents securely stored

  • Validated disinfectant used


  • Local rules in place

  • Inventory of radioisotopes

  • Records kept

  • Fridges/freezers locked

  • Regular monitoring recorded

Laser Safety

  • Local rules in place

  • Interlocks in place

  • Access to beams prevented

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