Laboratory Type

  • What is the primary function of this laboratory?

  • Type of work undertaken in the lab:

Laboratory Facilities

  • HSNO exempt laboratory sign on door?

  • Bench top surfaces imprevious?

  • Doors to laboratory lockable?

  • Laboratory furniture - ergonomic and impervious to liquids?

  • Walls and ceilings smooth, easy to clean, impervious to liquids?

  • Floors non-slip, smooth, easy to clean, impervious to liquids?

  • Useable emergency drenching showers available?

  • Emergency eye-wash stations provided?

  • Fume hood cupboard is fully operational and has current certification?

  • Biosecurity Safety Cabinet Class II - current certification?

  • Autoclave - current certification?

  • Safe means available to reach items above shoulder height?

  • Hands-free hand basin at laboratory exit?

  • Hooks for laboratory coats provided adjacent to exit door?

  • UV light sources fitted with interlocks and Caution signs?

  • Illuminated exit signs working?

  • Portable electrical equipment - current PAT certification?

HSNO Management Requirements

  • Has a laboratory manager been appointed?

  • Has a laboratory deputy manager been appointed?

  • Authorised users have received a laboratory orientation/safety briefing and it has been recorded?

Documentation Available in Laboratory

  • Code of Practise (COP) for CRI and University HSNO Exempt Laboratories?

  • SBS HSNO Exempt Laboratories Compliance Manual?

  • School of Biological Sciences' Emergency Response Plan?

  • Laboratory Safety Manual?

  • Safe Method of Use (SMOU) documents?

  • MSDS available for category A, B and 6.1C substances?

  • Is there a current lab risk assessment (i.e reviewed within last 12 months)?

  • Inventory of chemicals available and maintained (i.e reviewed within last 12 months)?

  • Tracking of substances: properly labelled and tracked?

  • Weekly lab audits up-to-date?

General Housekeeping

  • Have dangerous and sharp objects been removed?

  • Are benches free of clutter, including hoses and leads?

  • Are benches and floors clean, free of oil, water, chemicals and powder?

  • Ice making machines are labeled with "Not For Human Consumption" sign?

  • Fridges and Freezers are labeled with "Store No Food" signs?

  • Fridges and Freezers are labelled with "CAUTION DO NOT Store Flammable solvents..." signs?

  • Caution signs indicate Hot Plate, Microwave, -80C Freezer hazards?

  • No food or drink present?

  • No labelled food or drink containers present?

Hazardous Substances Storage

  • Are secondary (or working) containers labelled correctly? (contents, date, user, and HSNO pictogram)

  • Are corrosives stored below eye level height?

  • Are appropriate HSNO pictograms depicting chemical locations?

  • All other categories of substances stored on shelves 2.5 litres or less?

  • Fumehoods not used for chemical storage?

  • Are the Flammables storage cabinets suitable?

  • Are containers in storage cabinets less than 20 litres in size and stored in an upright position?

  • Maximum storage capacity of flammables cabinet has not been exceeded?

  • Flammable liquids stored away from exits, heat and ignition sources?

  • Are refrigerators storing Flammables spark proof?

  • Do corrosive substances have secondary containment?

  • Are incompatible HSNO chemical classes segregated?

  • Hazardous waste stored by class and in appropriate place?

  • Are waste containers compatible with contents?

  • Containers and packages in a good state of repair?

  • Do shelves have earthquake restrains in place?

  • For shelves higher than 1.5m from floor, are all glass containers less than 1kg or 1 litre?

  • Are G size gas cylinders double chained?

  • Are hoses, tubing and regulators attached to gas cylinders in good condition?

Cryogenics (Liquid Nitrogen)

  • PPE used to avoid skin contact

  • Containers stored with good ventilation?

  • Containers vented or pressure relief devices fitted?

Emergency Preparedness

  • HSNO - spill kit and procedures available

  • Emergency plans available/emergency info displayed?

  • Fire extinguishers available and close to work area?

  • Fire blankets available?

  • First aid kit stocked and clearly visible?

  • Isolation switches for gas/electricity?

  • Building and floor wardens list displayed and up to date?

  • First Aider list displayed and up to date?

  • Location guide of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available?

  • Do the inside latches of cold rooms open easily?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • PPE available?

  • Lab coats, safety glasses and closed shoes observed?

Summary Of Inspection

  • Any additional items not covered in the audit list:

  • Summary of Inspection Outcomes

  • The lab meets the requirements for the SBS HSNO Exempt Laboratory Status?

  • Is a follow-up inspection required?

  • Action needed or results of follow-up

  • Laboratory Manager

  • SBS Laboratory Auditor

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