Safety: Laboratory regulations

The University pays serious attention to government and University safety regulations and guidelines.

The School has prescribed the regulations listed below for the smooth operation of the teaching laboratories and for your own safety.

  1. Exposed open footwear (such as sandals) or bare feet are not permitted within laboratory areas.

  2. Food and drink are not to be consumed or placed on the benches at any time within a laboratory.

  3. Students must store their bags under the benches at all times.

  4. Students should clean and tidy up when they have finished and, before they leave the laboratory, return any material they've been handed for use during the session.

  5. Under no circumstance is the 240V 50Hz mains power switch to be used for any purpose by students.

  6. Any faulty equipment is to be reported to the laboratory officer.

  7. Tampering with, or removal of, any laboratory equipment is strictly forbidden.

  8. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a reserved manner and to keep noise at a minimum at all times; the laboratory is a teaching and learning environment.

  9. Work that is not specifically associated with a School subject may only be carried out with the prior approval of the Laboratory Officer or IT Operations Manager (Room 414 EFB).

  10. Mobile phones are not be operated at any time within a laboratory.


Students who fail to abide by these regulations will be told to leave the laboratory.