Stay safe with biological agents, chemicals and radiation
This area provides you with guidance, training, legislation and more information to assist management of activities involving biological agents, chemicals and radiation.
A wide range of activities involving potentially hazardous biological agents, chemicals or harmful radiation take place across the University.
These activities need to be risk assessed and registered through GSafe, including related certification and training information.
Working with biological materials, chemicals or radiation
All work involving biological materials, chemicals or radiation must be carried out while following specific safety and containment requirements. Some biological materials and chemical substances may be subject to further regulations or controls.
Activities involving potentially harmful radiation include:
- Ionising radiation from devices such as X-rays
- Sealed radiation sources within instruments
- Unsealed radiation sources, such as radioactive compounds
- Non-ionising radiation, such as lasers