Who should attend
The course is designed for staff and students who are working with biological materials within the laboratory environment. In certain areas, it is a requirement for staff and students to successfully complete this course prior to work/study being carried out within the laboratory.
This module provides staff and students with knowledge and information about risk assessment and control in a biological laboratory context. A competency assessment is compulsory for all participants to complete at the end of the course.
The training is valid for 5 years, after which the course should be repeated due to updates in legislation.
At the conclusion of this course participants will have an understanding of:
- The hazards associated with working in a biological laboratory
- Risk assessment and control of biological hazards
- The Australian Standard AS/NZS 2243.3 Microbiological safety and containment
What the course will cover
Topics addressed will include:
- Biological risk management
- Laboratory-acquired infection
- Containment measures
- Standard laboratory facilities, practices and equipment
- Biological safety cabinets and related containment devices
- Sterilization, disinfection and decontamination
- Waste management
- Clinical specimens handling practices
- Gene technology practices
- Animal experimentation, housing and handling practices
- Quarantine practices
- Air transport of infectious substances
When is the course held
The Biological Safety (WHSO10) module is available on Wattle.
This course is free to ANU Staff.