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Safety Awareness

Safety Features and Hazards

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Explore a lab to identify common safety equipment, evaluate hazardous behaviours, and understand the steps to take before leaving a lab.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify common lab safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and eye wash stations
  • Identify hazardous behaviour in a lab
  • Outline the steps you should take before leaving the lab
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Working in a Safe Manner

  • What steps should be taken in an accident or safety emergency in the lab 
  • What the symbols for a first aid kit, fire extinguisher and eye wash station look like
  • Why it is important to not run or use mobile phones in the lab 
  • Why fire doors and corridors should be kept clear of bags and bulky items 
  • What is considered good practice when leaving the work station in the lab

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