A two-day workshop on Health and Safety in Laboratories was held at the group and regional laboratory in York in March.
Staff from factories across the country attended the workshop, organised by ST Training Solutions in collaboration with Evans Wilson from the group occupational health and safety department.
The speakers considered the legal and company requirements for safety matters, including risk assessments, accidents and their prevention, fire safety, dealing with spillages in laboratories, and the correct procedures for arranging for disposal of waste.
In one of the practical exercises, Evans Wilson ‘volunteered’ to use the emergency shower, to check that it worked properly and to demonstrate that it is quite difficult to remove clothing whilst standing under a torrent of cold water!
Says Evans, “the social side of the workshop was enlivened by joining one of the ghost tours of York in the evening, when we heard stories of York’s macabre past!”
24 October 2017