Biological/GM laboratory management

Laboratories handling biological material (including GMOs) are required to

  • Describe their health and safety arrangements and ensure these are followed,
  • Carry out self inspections
  • Correctly select, maintain, and operate equipment

HSE guidance on the Management and operation of microbiological containment laboratories is available to follow.

Work in Containment Level 3 Laboratories must be strictly regulated.

See Appendix 3 (page 72-) of the HSE guidance for information on the Decontamination, Fumigation and Sealability of Containment Level 3 laboratories.