Explain and Analyse Why Lab Procedures and Practice Must Be Communicated in a Lab.

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Explain and analyse why lab procedures and practice must be communicated in a lab.

Introduction

This essay is about why lab procedures and practice must be communicated in a lab.
In the essay I have talked about lab procedures lab practice, standard operation procedure communication, training, risk assessment, HSE and HSE inspection Health and welfare at work act 2005 and finally I have talked about Health and safety in a laboratory.

Lab procedures and lab practice

Lab procedures must be communicated in a lab to ensure that the lab is a safe place to perform experiments. Using good judgment, observe safety rules and follow directions can prevent accidents form happening. Experiments should include comments to alert people
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Communication helps to create and maintain a safe working place.

Good communication is also important to ensure that everyone is clear about their health and safety responsibilities. It ensures that workers understand the risk and why they need to be controlled. Employees must be consulted on health and safety matters, this is a legal requirement. Communication also is important for safety issues, this means that there are less accidents and injures to occur. Good communication ensures that the correct information is passed on; this means that mistakes are avoided. It also ensures that the procedures are followed properly.

Communicating lab procedure to all lab staff mean that the staff know what to do when carrying out an experiment, this mean that work understand the risk that can occur while doing an experiment, and how they can be controlled. Good communication means that works are informed about chemicals and there hazards, this will inform them about the hazards and chemicals around them and the dangerous of the chemicals.

An example of when not communicating can cause health issues, a worker does an experiment that is hazardous, so protective clothing is necessary, so that they do not get exposed to the chemical, the worker does not inform their college that they are doing and must were protective clothing when entering the lab, they do not know this so they enter the lab and are exposed to

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