Biological Safety in a Faculty Deliberate work
Deliberate work in a faculty with hazardous biological materials
So now you have decided that your work is deliberate and you will handle or manipulate hazardous biological materials themselves. In other words, you will grow microorganisms, tissue cultures, plant cell culture of GMOs or similar in a research laboratory.
Please read the following documents if you are not sure, or if you have any questions dont hesitate to contact the University Biological Safety contacts.
Definitions - Explanations of some of the key terms youll find in these documents.
Standard - The core of the protocol, this sets out what the University expects to happen although how you achieve it is up to you.
Procedure for risk assessing and obtaining approval - lists the procedure which must be followed for deliberate work.
Flowchart for procedure for risk assessing and obtaining approval - gives a visual impression of the procedure you must follow.
Roles and actions - general. What should you do?
Roles and actions - Academic Tutors and Line Managers. What should you do?
Deliberate work risk assessment form
Guidance - how to fill in the risk assessment form
Extra guidance - helpful, optional background information.
Biological Safety contacts
SACGM - Abbreviations (PDF)
SACGM - Part 1 (PDF)
SACGM - Part 2 (PDF)
SACGM - Part 3 (PDF)
SACGM - Part 4 (PDF)
SACGM - Part 5 (PDF)
SACGM - Part 6 (PDF)