Safety Folders

Each laboratory has two safety folders. These are the green (COSHH) and red (GM) ring binders. Each green ring binder holds copies of the current WIMM Statement of Safety Organization, Safety Handbooks, general laboratory SOPs, specific COSHH risk assessments, WIMM SOPs relevant to work taking place in that laboratory. The template for the general laboratory SOP can be found here Link. All these SOPs are managed by the individual groups and their PI. They should be reviewed on an annual basis. It is recommended that these are maintained using version control. These are audited as part of the annual laboratory inspection process. See WIMM E070 Health and safety inspection of laboratories and offices in the WIMM Link.

Copies of all annual returns for safety provision should be kept in the green ring binder as are the annual declarations for work with human tissue.



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