Read the section on the right for more details on waste disposal.
Any lab visitor or occasional lab user has to read and sign the lab rules. Please, ask anybody new if they have read and signed these. If not, you can ask them to do it. If you do not feel comfortable giving a general lab induction, contact your supervisor, the lab manager or any other post-doc who will be able to do so.
If you have a visitor helping you in the lab, remember you will be responsible for them. Give the visitor a general induction and make sure they have read and signed the lab rules document. If you do not feel comfortable doing it, please, arrange a meeting with the lab manager or any other post-doc prior to start.
Solvent Waste - Segregated solvent waste (halogenated, non-halogenated, acidified solvent) is disposed via 10 L HDPE jerry Cans (available from SCFP Safety/Stores) - when 3/4 full contact SCFP Safety for collection.
Clinical waste - Place in yellow clinical waste box/bag (available from Stores) - seal when full and dispose in Yellow bin adjacent to stores.
Biological Waste - Place in autoclave bag (available from Stores) - seal when full and transfer to autoclave facility.
Sharps - Place in sharps bin (available from Stores) - when full, seal lid and transfer to Store 1.
Broken Glass (non-contaminated) - Place in white glass bin (available from Stores) - when full, seal and dispose in domestic waste skip.
Broken Glass (contaminated) - Contact SCFP Safety.
Unwanted/obsolete Chemicals - Contact SCFP Safety
Equipment Disposal - Complete equipment disposal form and return to Paul Willis to arrange removal.
Domestic waste and Recycling - This is collected by Campus Services. Please note that domestic waste bins will not be emptied in laboratories if they contain gloves or other laboratory material.
For general advice on working in labs contact Health & Safety Officer, Steve Ablett.
For advice on your specific experiment and how/when to work in the lab contact the relevant technicians. Your supervisor should be able to advise you to contact.