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Health and Safety

For guidance, information, and advice on working safely in our laboratories please consult the Departmental Health and Safety web pages. or the University Health Safety and Well-being webpages. You must discuss your work with your Project Supervisor and complete a supervisor approved Risk Assessment. You must also consult the relevant Laboratory Head before starting work.

Risk Assessments for Superconductivity and Magnetism Group Members

All postdoctoral staff and postgraduate students in the Superconductivity and Magnetism Group should post their most up-to-date, supervisor approved, Risk Assessments here. These should include their Project Risk Assessment and any other Risk Assessments that are made for more specific tasks or work schedules. Please put the date in the box next you name to acknowledge that you have read and understood the current Covid-19 guidance and the Covid-19 Returning to Work risk assessment for any rooms you may use during the return to work phase of the pandemic.

Name Activity Risk Assessment Date Uploaded or Updated Training Received Covid-19
Matthew Coak PDRA ERC Project Risk Assessment 30th November 2021 MJC 22/06/20
Daniel Mayoh PDRA EPSRC Project Risk Assessment 3rd October 2019  

15/06/20

           
Matthew Pearce PhD Project PhD Project Risk Assessment 7th October 2019 MJP  
Bethany Hampshire PhD Project   25th September 2018   30/07/20
Amelia Hall PhD project PhD Project Risk Assessment 27th February 2019    
David Jonas PhD project PhD Project Risk Assessment 13th October 2021 DGCJ 22/06/20
Manisha Islam PhD Project PhD Project Risk Assessment 4th November 2020   09/10/20
Shroya Vaidya PhD project PhD Project Risk Assessment 12th October 2020    
George Wood PhD project PhD Project Risk Assessment      
Jacob Oyarzabal PhD project PhD Risk Assessment      
           
Geetha Balakrishnan Research        
Paul Goddard Research Project Project Risk Assessment 26th September 2019 PAG 15/06/20
Martin Lees Research Work Risk Assessment 10th June 2020 MRL 04/08/21
Tom Orton Technician        
Oleg Petrenko Research        
Patrick Ruddy Technician        
        Template  

Risk Assessments for other Staff and Students

General Risk Assessments for working in our laboratories and brief details of the Laboratory Rules for each room are given below. Anyone using one or more of our group laboratories must:

  • Make sure that you have read and understood all the general Physics Department Safety Information, and taken and passed any required safety tests (please see Training Required for each room in the table below).
  • Complete a supervisor approved Risk Assessment for your work. Place a paper copy of the Risk Assessment in the Superconductivity and Magnetism Group Room Register (please see Martin Lees for further details). Both you and your Supervisor must sign and date the Room Register (download the form here) for each new set of activities.

Generic Laboratory Risk Assessments and Laboratory Rules for all Staff and Students

All students must complete the following generic training: How to do Risk Assessments. Project students must have viewed the Safety Presentation for Project Students. Additional required Training Modules are listed against each room.

Room Number Laboratory Head Activity Risk Assessment Date Uploaded Laboratory Rules Training Required

Date of last check

Covid-19 Room RA

P122 GB Use of room  General Risk Assessment 11th August 2014 Laboratory Rules  Chemical handling, High Pressure Gases.

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29th May 2018

Covid-19 Room Risk Assessment

Checked 04/11/20

                 
P124 GB Use of room  General Risk Assessment 11th August 2014 Laboratory Rules  Chemical handling, High Pressure Gases.

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29th May 2018

Covid-19 Room Risk Assessment

Checked 04/11/20

                 
P125 MRL Use of room  General Risk Assessment 7th August 2014  Laboratory Rules

Cryogenics.

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29th May 2018

Covid-19 Room Risk Assessment

Checked 04/11/20

                 
P126 MRL Use of room  General Risk Assessment 7th August 2014  Laboratory Rules Cryogenics.

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27th May 2018

Covid-19 Room Risk Assessment

Checked 04/11/20

                 
P127 PAG Use of room General Risk Assessment 1st November 2019 Laboratory Rules Cryogenics, Chemical handling.
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1st November 2019

Covid-19 Room Risk Assessment

Checked 04/11/20

                 
P128 MRL Use of room General Risk Assessment  7th August 2014  Laboratory Rules

Chemical handling, High Pressure Gases.

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28th May 2018

Covid-19 Room Risk Assessment

Checked 304/11/20

                 
P129 MRL Use of room

Furnace Room Use Risk Assessment

5th February 2019 Laboratory Rules    

Covid-19 Room Risk Assessment

Checked 04/11/20

                 
P130 MRL Use of room  General Risk Assessment 7th August 2014  Laboratory Rules Cryogenics.

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27th May 2018

Covid-19 Room Risk Assessment

Checked 04/11/20

                 
P164 OAP Use of room      

Ionising radiation.

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Covid-19 Room Risk Assessment

Checked 04/11/20

                 
P1 and P2 MRL Cryogenic and Compressed Gas Work

Cryogenic Work, Risk Assessment

Compressed Gas, Risk Assessment

13th August 2014

(by Tom Orton)

     

Covid-19 Room Risk Assessment

Checked 04/11/20

                 
P155 MRL Use of Room          

Covid-19 Room Risk Assessment

Checked 04/11/20

Physics Department      

16th June 2020

John Horsler and Robb Johnston

      Covid 19 Building Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment for Individual Activities

Activity RA prepared by Risk Assessment Room or rooms Date uploaded Training Required Misc. Date of last check

Authorised User Lists (signed copies offline)

Template

Use of Press and Evacuable Die MRL Evacuable Pellet Die P1.55 20th March 2015 Yes. See User Guide User Guide

20th May 2018

Authorised User List
Soldering MRL

Soldering in the S&M Labs.

COSHH / MSDS for Solder used in these labs

P122, P127, P130 22nd April 2015 Yes.   20th May 2018  
Argon Arc Furnace DB Argon Arc Furnace  P122 13th January 2016 Yes. See User Guide and MRL User Guide 20th May 2018 Authorised User Lists
Use of a cryomagnet MRL Cryomagnet systems P125, P126, P130 4th August 2021 Yes. See User manuals and PAG and/or MRL   4th August 2021 Authorised User List
Use of cryogens MRL and TO Use of Cryogens P125, P126, P127, P130 11th August 2014 Yes, see Tom Orton and Martin Lees   4th August 2021 Authorised User Lists
Laser - Ruby spectrometer MJC and PAG

Laser risk assessment

Risk Assessment – realignment

Safe system of work - normal operation

Safe system of work - realignment and maintenance operations

P127 28th August 2019 Yes. See Notes. Notes 30th November 2021

Authorised User Lists:

1) Normal operation

2) Realignment

Pressure Cells MJC and PAG

P127 Pressure Cells Risk Assessment

P130 Pressure Cells Risk Assessment

P127

P130

26/09/2019

13/12/2021

Yes. See Notes. Notes

30/11/2021

13/12/2021

P127 Authorised User List

P130 Authorised User List


Other PhD Students

Name Project Supervisor Risk Assessment Date uploaded
       
       
       

URSS Summer Project Students

Name Project Supervisor Risk Assessment Year
Zara Taylor Paul Goddard Project Risk Assessment 2021
Jack Collings Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 2019
David Jonas Geetha Balakrishnan Project Risk Assessment 2018
Oliver Rigby Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 2017
Thomas Hicken Paul Goddard Project Risk Assessment 2016

MPhys Final Year Project Students

Name Project Supervisor Risk Assessment Date uploaded Training
2020-2021        
Christian Sil Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 08/11/20  
James Blackmore Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 14/10/20  
Emily Dekker Geetha Balakrishnan Project Risk Assessment 11/11/20  
Grady Beckett Geetha Balakrishnan Project Risk Assessment 12/11/20  
2021-2022        
Ajan Sittampalam Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 14/10/21  
Elliot Kent Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 14/10/21  

BSc Final Year Project Students

Name Project Supervisor Risk Assessment Date uploaded Training
2019-2020        
Meesha Chotai Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 17/10/19  
Michael King Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 17/10/19  
2020-2021        
Harry McCrirrick Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 21/10/20  
Oskar Wachowiak Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 16/10/20  
2021-2022        

Diego Prieto Íñiguez

Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 25/11/21  
Kris Baldev Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment    
         
         

Chemicals

In the table below you can find lists of chemicals available in the Superconductivity and Magnetism Group Laboratories for sample preparation. Please consult with your project Supervisr and a staff member of the Superconductivity and Magnetism Group before using any of the chemicals in your work.

Please complete a newly purchased chemical form and place it in the tray in room P122. This must be completed for any new chemicals before they are stored in any location. If any chemicals become exhausted or are disposed please let Tom or Patrick know immediately by referencing the number in the first column of the document.

Location List Local Group Contact (to be consulted before use)
P122 chemicals Click to view Geetha Balakrishnan
P128 chemicals Click to view Martin Lees/Geetha Balakrishnan
P127 chemicals Click to view Paul Goddard