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Laboratory Technician Safety

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Our Laboratory Technician Safety course has been devised to enlighten learners of the basic equipment and chemicals used in clinical laboratories. The participants will also get deep insights into the precautionary measures needed to prevent, reduce and control the risk exposure. Working around hazardous substances poses a few threats by itself. Training employees and taking precautionary measures is the only way to prevent accidents and ill-health. 

Safety is a major concern in the workplace where employees are exposed to equipment and chemicals that pose the threat to cause harm.  So people working in such places should be well aware of the prevalent risks and the corresponding safety measures that are going to save him from the hazard. The course will teach learners how to carry out Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations(RIDDOR). The act was laid out to encourage people to follow health and safety procedures in the workplace and prevent accidents. 

By the end of the course, you will know the full principles and contents of the COSHH act, and how it may apply to your workplace. As well as identifying the regulations, you will know the significance of COSHH symbols and how to act with them. You will also be able to perform risk assessments and mitigations in your workplace.

  • Accredited, quality CPD training
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Course material developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced learning accessible via laptop, tablet and smartphone
  • 24/7 Learning assistance and tutor support
  • Discounts on bulk purchases

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Who should take the course

This comprehensive course is ideal for professionals who work in the health care sector, such as:

  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Relevant People working in this field

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Figure out about different types of equipment are used
  • Expand your knowledge on the different type of chemicals used in laboratory
  • Understand the threats posed by standard laboratory procedures
  • Explore how to carry out Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations(RIDDOR) duties
  • Understand the responsibilities when dealing with dangerous chemicals or materials.
  • Identify the various substances covered by COSHH regulations.
  • Recognise the health risks with hazardous materials.
  • Perform a risk assessment and management plan in the workplace for dangerous substances.
  • Monitor and measure the risk levels in the workplace.
  • Perform health surveillance on the colleagues.

Assessment

At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Accreditation

All of our courses are fully accredited. The content of the Laboratory Technician Safety course is certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to the continuous professional development principles. This course provides you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helps you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.

Course Curriculum

Module one introduces you with the basic arrangements of a clinical laboratory and shares the skills and knowledge you need to carry out the roles and responsibilities of a laboratory technician. 

Module two introduces you with the general labware, their functions and maintenance. You will also learn about the safety precautions needed to use them. 

This module goes into detail about the working principles and maintenance of some common clinical laboratory equipment such as Centrifuges, Autoclaves, Laboratory Balances, pH Meters, Temperature-Controlled Units, Refrigerators, Safety Cabinets and Fume Hoods 

Module four contains a discussion about the various types of solutions used in a Clinical laboratory. You will learn about different types of solutions such as Percent Solutions, Molar Solutions, Normal Solutions, Staining Solutions, Standard Solution, Buffer Solution, Dilution of Solution and their chemical grades.

From module five you will learn in detail about the process of Sterilisation, Disinfection and Decontamination.

This module discusses in detail about various types of hazards that can happen in a laboratory including Chemical, fire and electrical hazards. You will also find out how to decontaminate wastes and the basic first aid in case of havoc.

In module seven we look into The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations(RIDDOR) 2013. The requirements for an incident to be reportable. The method of reporting incidents and their precautions and first aid.

This module explores the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations(COSHH) 2002 its importance and applicability.

Module eight goes further details into the COSHH regulations and employer and employee responsibilities to enforce the regulations.

This module enlightens learners into the possible risks associated with being exposed to hazardous substances and different ways the harm can be prevented.

Module eleven details about several hazardous substances, maintaining chemical data sheets and warning label.

In Module twelve, we explore ways to identify potential risk based on the COSHH regulations. Learners will also find out the basic skills needed for a risk assessment.

From this module, learners will find out about the food practices while working in a lab and monitoring laboratory operations.

The final module teaches learners how to make sure control measures are implemented well and potential sources of hazards are timely monitored to ensure full safety of personnel involved.

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