Biological Materials

An assessment must be completed on the Application/Risk Assessment form for handling biological materials (BioCOSHH form), for all work involving:

Note: Your Local Biological Safety Advisor (BSA) may also require the completion of this form where the infectious status of the biological material requires detailed consideration (eg tissue of unknown infectivity status, cell cultures and clinical samples).

The Assessment, Application and Approval processes for work with Biological Agents is outlined in the University Arrangements Chapter 3

ATCSA schedule 5 and COSHH schedule 3 part V should also be consulted as part of the assessment process, in order to identify any listed pathogens and biological materials.