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Laboratory Access

In order to gain access and work in a laboratory you will need to undergo:

  • central UCL Fire Safety
  • central UCL Health and Safety
  • Local Fire Induction
  • Local H&S Induction
  • Lab induction by a competent person for each lab you use, this includes but is not limited to:
    • Shown the location of the red safety folder in your lab
    • Shown how to get in contact with the main lab contacts for any lab related issues, as well as in an emergency
    • Read and understood all risk assessments in place for the area you will work in
    • COSHH assessments for all chemicals used in the area - new basic COSHH or process COSHH assessments will need to be carried out for new chemicals used.
    • How to get rid of all waste including hazardous waste in line with UCL waste policy
    • Emergency contingency plans
    • Any equipment specific training/inductions/documentation as appropriate to the area
    • Any central UCL training needed to work safely e.g. Laser Safety Awareness Training, Safe Decanting of Liquid Nitrogen etc. 
    • Signed a lab induction form with your lab mentor when you are fully inducted

All laboratories in the Department also use one or a combination of the following for access: pass card/key/code pad. You will be added to the pass card entry lists for a laboratory, or given the code and/or key, following completion of the required safety training for that area.

Most offices in the Department use a key entry system. You will be given your office key on your first day of employment/enrolment.

Office & Lab keys are managed by the IT team. There is a £20 cash deposit for keys. Please see the Policy for Key and Code access for more information.