Important Health & Safety Information for new NCSR staff / postgraduates

As part of the induction process for new staff members / postgraduates who will be working within the NCSR, the relevant managers / supervisors / Principal Investigators are asked to ensure that their new group members read and understand the following H&S presentations:

– “Out of Hours / Lone Working”.
The relevant Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation is available here.

“Manual Handling Training”
The relevant Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation is available here.

“Biological Safety”
The relevant Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation is available here.

“Chemical Safety”
The relevant Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation is available here.

“Electrical Safety”
The relevant Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation is available here.

“Laser Safety”
The relevant Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation is available here.

“Radiation Safety”
The relevant Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation is available here.

Please bear in mind that the information given here is designed to be personally presented to groups of individuals, however, until such time that this training resource becomes available, these presentation documents should be made readily available to all new staff / postgraduates. All new staff / post-graduates commencing work in the NCSR will be expected to have read these presentation documents within the first month of joining the NCSR.

These presentations should be read in conjunction with the most recentĀ NCSR Safety Statement.

Health & Safety is a top priority within the NCSR, and in order to ensure that Health & Safety standards are adhered to, each laboratory has appointed a Laboratory Representative/manager to oversee H&S issues in their lab(s). Each laboratory (or research group which is responsible for maintaining more than one laboratory), has also appointed a Deputy Representative who will act as point of contact in the absence of the Laboratory Representative.

For ordering chemicals a HSAF form must first be completed using the following link http://hsaf.dcu.ie/. Once the form has been submitted online and approved by a supervisor a unique number is generated in the HSAF database. This number must be available to the Stores Attendent in order to withdraw chemicals from the NCSR stockroom.