UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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Specialised and high-hazard laboratory activities

These activities may require further training before they may be performed by staff and students. Access permission to some laboratories, and permission to operate certain machinery and equipment, requires successful completion of this training.

These activities include:

  • Use of class 3B and class 4 laser systems
  • Use of X-ray generating equipment
  • Working safely in a cleanroom environment
  • Working with cryogenic liquids and compressed gases
  • Working with hazardous chemicals, and COSHH (control of substances hazardous to health) risk assessment
  • Activities in the Department mechanical workshop


Note that this list is not exhaustive, and you may be asked to undertake further instruction before being allowed use of certain equipment.

Do not assume because you have been given access to an area that you are allowed to use all of the equipment within it. If in doubt, check with your supervisor, line manager or the laboratory manager before proceeding.