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Making Laboratory Safety Work

With specialist expertise in the laboratory pharmaceutical environment, Health and Safety Works are ideally placed to advise on all aspects of CoSHH and biological safety.

We are the only IOSH accredited deliverer of a two day laboratory safety training course.

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Laboratory Safety and Biotechnology Safety

Health and Safety Works has extensive expertise in the specialist areas of Laboratory and Hi-Technology safety particularly within the Biotechnology field, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations (CoSHH), Radioisotope, Nano-materials and DSEAR Safety. With practical experience developed over a career of working within laboratories our Principal Consultant, David Oates has worked with the relevant Health and Safety Regulations since they were first introduced in 1988 when he implemented the Control of Substances Regulations within Cambridge University for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.

Further laboratory health and safety work has been undertaken for the Cancer Research Council, Sanger Centre and Virco, Cambridge Consultants, Dako Diagnostics, Horse Racing Forensic Laboratories, Astex Therapeutics, Argenta, Aixtron and Dermal Laboratories.

The CoSHH regulations remains misunderstood by companies and Health and Safety Works can offer practical advice and consultancy developing Risk Assessments for all types of CoSHH requirements, be it for building firms, pharmaceutical companies or chemical synthesis businesses relating to both usage and storage.

Particular expertise has been gained working with biological agents and biosafety with specific experience of DNA repair, Human Papilloma virus research, Mapping the Human genome, HIV genotyping and Phenotyping, Retrovirus work with pigs. Health and Safety Works can act as a Biological Safety Officer to compile and submit all the necessary forms and develop documentation for up to Category 3 research facilities.

Further experience gained at Cambridge University and The Sanger Centre has developed our expertise within establishing laboratory procedures for the control of radioisotopes in laboratories.

Health and Safety Works has also undertaken many risk assessments for small laboratories and warehouses, all with flammable storage facilities in accordance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR).

As well as consultancy we also offer bespoke training courses on laboratory safety, biological agents and DSEAR.

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May 2014 News update

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Health & Safety Works provide health and safety consultancy, support and training to companies across East Anglia: