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Laboratory Safety

This course helps any person who works within a laboratory environment on a regular or infrequent basis, or manages staff that do.

  • Developed with Health & Safety Professionals
  • High Quality Training Experience
  • Instant Online Access - available 24/7
  • Certificate available upon completion

£ 30.00 each
£ 25.00 per unit for buying at least 5
£ 22.00 per unit for buying at least 10
Discounts for multiple purchases

About The Course

Laboratory environments can be a place of high physical risk. By the nature of the materials they are dealing with, laboratories can expose workers to numerous hazards whether they are chemical, biological, physical or radioactive. Breaches in safety protocols can lead to life threatening exposure to deadly toxins, diseases or chemicals.

Lab work also involves frequent repetitive physical processes, often with equipment that allows only restrictive movement like fume hoods, microscope and bench work. When not properly monitored these can lead to muscular, joint, postural and visual problems.

To fully protect your lab staff from all types of hazards, it is essential that proper processes and policies are adhered to, and good safety training is provided.

Aims of the course

Developed with Health & Safety Professionals, this Laboratory Safety and Ergonomics e-learning course is designed to help people working within a Laboratory environment to understand the risks and hazards typically associated with lab work.  It will also show employees, through demonstrating good ergonomics practice and principals, how best to protect themselves from the common problems associated with bad posture and repetitive actions.

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand their responsibilities for safety in a laboratory
  • Be able to identify the common hazards of lab work
  • Understand risk assessments and procedures
  • Manage waste safely
  • Understand basic good ergonomic principals of laboratory work

Who is it for?

Any person who works within a laboratory environment on a regular or infrequent basis, or manages staff that do, would benefit from this e-learning course.

Course content

Safe working, legislation, risk assessment.

What the general hazards are, general tidiness, first aid, protecting your health, when in doubt.

Chemical materials, COSHH, how toxic materials enter the body.

Control measures, protecting yourself, laboratory hygiene.

Proper waste disposal, waste materials.

Musculoskeletal disorders, workplace environments and activities.

A short assessment comprising of a series of questions to test your knowledge and understanding of the course.


How's it delivered?

Our courses conform to SCORM and AICC E-Learning industry standards which means they can be delivered via most learning management systems. Alternatively, if your organisation is looking for a simple and easy to use management system for administrating, distributing and managing e-learning course online then we can also deliver the course via REALSENSE's own platform, ActiVbase.

Many of our courses are also now deliverable on iPAD, tablet and smartphone as well as deliverable via traditional methods including CD-Rom, and USB memory stick. For information regarding your specific requirements please contact a member of the team.

Tech Spec

Operating System Windows XP(with SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OSX v10.6
Browser Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 7 or higher
Memory 1 GB minimum for Windows XP/ Windows Vista and 2GB minimum for Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10/ Mac
Internet Speed 700Kbps
Adobe Flash Player version 9 or higher (required for Fire Safety Course ONLY)