Biological Safety

The University is committed to ensuring that exposure of employees and students to biological agents that are potentially hazardous to health is prevented or adequately controlled. This policy applied to all work activities involved in the handling, use, transport and storage of Biological Agents. The University's policy and procedures are based on the requirements of national legislation and extensive guidance produced by various expert technical advisory committees issued in support of the Regulations.

COSHH defines a Biological Agent as a “micro-organism, cell culture, or human endoparasite, whether or not genetically modified, which may cause infection, allergy, toxicity or otherwise create a hazard to human health”.


 Autoclave Safety  Microbiological Safety Cabinets 
 Blood Borne Infections  Occupational Health
 BioCOSHH  Policy
 Committees  Risk Assessments
 Containment Levels  Risk Registers
 Forms  Schedule 5 Organisms
 Genetically Modified Organisms  Sharps
 Guidance for work with Biological Agents  Transport
 Infectious Agents  Training
 Biological Safety Officers  Waste Disposal