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 don’t hesitate to contact the University Biological Safety contacts.
Definitions - Explanations of some of the key terms you’ll 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.