Standard Operating Procedures for Proper Use of Equipment in the Ecublens Space
Certain Hackuarium equipment could not be fit within the laboratory spaces, in particular the microbiology hoods and the ultracentrifuge (the latter especially because of needs for 370V power). Instead these are found around the corner from the Biolab.
In order to use this space properly, if our Biolab is authorised to do P1 experimentation with BSL1 organisms (and selection for antibiotic resistance markers, for example), certain extra precautions should always be made, which these Standard Operating Procedures will set out.
Whenever work in the lab is being done, and one would like to go to another part of the building, for instance to use the hood or the ultracentrifuge, but also to simply go to the common room, the first rule is to sterilise hands with Sterilium by the door of the Biolab, on the 'safety shelf' to the right of the doorway.
Of course, lab coats must never be worn outside of the labs in common spaces of the site! If needed, extra coats will be provided to take to the other areas where work is undertaken.