Lab safety equipment

Labs contain following safety equipment:

  • A safety shower and an eyewash station. Both should be tested weekly to ensure they are working properly and that the water is clean.

  • A fire extinguisher, which is usually located close to the entrance.

  • Two emergency exits at different sides of the lab. This ensures that nobody can get trapped in case of a fire. Make sure the emergency exits are kept clear at all times.

  • Fire blankets can be used to smother fires or protect yourself.

  • The first aid kit is used for minor injuries such as cuts.

  • Evacuation plans should be placed near the exits.

  • Chemistry labs often contain fume hoods that protect the user from chemical exposure.

Make sure to test your safety equipment regularly to ensure that each item is ready in an emergency.

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