Laboratory Safety


Created for everyone working in a laboratory environment.  Learners are educated on the best practice principles for working safely in labs to help keep themselves and others safe.  Certificate emailed on completion.


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Laboratory Safety course


Online Lab Safety Training | Considering health and safety in a Laboratory is important due to the variety of hazards present.  Although every Laboratory is different, common safety rules apply.  This laboratory safety training helps ensure best practice is understood and that staff know how to keep themselves and colleagues safe.

For example, it is important that employees understand obligations under COSHH, safety signs and symbols and general best practice.

In addition this lab safety course provides a way to certify staff have received safety training, a legal requirement.

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Those who work in both academic and industrial laboratory settings are legally and morally responsible to ensure the safety of themselves and their colleagues.

The objective is to make laboratories safer by enabling Health and Safety information to be provided to all staff in a clear, convenient way.

Because safety in the laboratory is determined not only by your own actions but also by the actions of those around you.  So, it is important for everyone to follow safety guidelines.


  • COSHH regulations
  • Avoid risks associated with harmful chemicals
  • Identify and use appropriate equipment
  • Best-practice for laboratory housekeeping
  • Fire safety protocols
  • First aid protocols


UNIT 1 | Laboratory Safety

We begin by highlighting COSHH guidelines and how to reduce risks from chemicals.  For example, when dealing with chemicals, pour more concentrated solutions into less concentrated solutions to avoid violent reactions.

UNIT 2 | General Safety

Secondly we look at a range of other common safety considerations.  For example, handling glass equipment; housekeeping;  fire precautions;  slips & trips;  spills; PPE etc.

UNIT 3 | Mitigation

Lastly, we clarify what action must be taken should an incident occur.  For example, how to deal with chemical burns.


All employees working in a laboratory.  Managers supervising laboratory work.  Visiting contractors.


In order to successfully complete the course learners must achieve over 80% in the final quiz.  At which point a completion certificate will be emailed.   A posted version of the certificate can be purchase here.

The Lab safety certificate is valid for 2 years.




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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to ensure the health and safety of everyone affected by their work.  All reasonably practicable efforts must be taken.  This means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the risk in terms of money, time or trouble. 

The management of Health & Safety at work regulations build on the HSWA to include a duty on employers to assess risks (including Laboratory safety risks) and take action where necessary.  For example, providing training to staff so they are awareness hazards.

In addition to the general requirement of COSHH, laboratories with biological agents have additional regulations to which they may comply.

For further information here is guidance on laboratory safety created by the UK HSE –

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