Working in a Laboratory Lesson 1 : Safety in the Lab Today we are learning to recognise hazards in a laboratory. We need rules around school … why? Health and Safety Do NOT enter the lab without a member of staff Labs are dangerous places, and to go into a lab without supervision is a serious offence Put bags and coats out of the way Never put anything into your mouth Eating in the lab is not allowed, for Health + Safety reasons. Save your sweets, drinks and crisps, for break times! Do not run or fool around Follow instructions carefully OK, we won’t be entering you for the Obedience Cup at the next dog show, but if dogs can follow “human” instructions, so can you! Wear eye protection Goggles protect your EYES! You MUST wear them whenever you are told to do so, or you will not be allowed to continue your practical … and you may be removed from the Lab Tie back long hair Chemicals and Bunsen flames can damage your hair. Make sure that long hair is fastened back and cannot be put at risk Heat things carefully, standing up – stools under desks If there is an accident, tell your teacher immediately However trivial something seems, if an accident has happened, let your teacher know, even if nobody appears to be hurt. Let apparatus cool down before you tidy up Enjoy Science!