Human Resources

Lab Housekeeping

Good practice in respect of chemical use means controlling or reducing the risk to prevent fire and explosion or to reduce false alarm activations: 

  • Any release of thiols, however minor can lead to the false impression that there is a gas leak. In order to reduce the problems this causes please inform the Departmental Technical Manager and contact Estates to get confirmation of their awareness before any experiment involving thiols proceeds.
  • Regular disposal of waste can help prevent a build-up of combustible material.

  • Stock control means only purchasing what you actually need when you need it.

  • Dustcan be highly combustible and thus potentially dangerous especially if flammable material and sources of ignition are present. Don’t allow dust to build up, use a vacuumn cleaner, (not a brush as this will only disperse it elsewhere).