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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.

Name Activity Risk Assessment Date Uploaded or Updated
Monica Ciomaga Hatnean PDRA EPSRC Project Risk Assessment 12th August 2015
Santosh Kumar PDRA EPSRC Project Risk Assessment 6th January 2016
Sourabh Barua PDRA EPSRC Project Risk Assessment 6th January 2016
Robert Williams PDRA ERC Project Risk Assessment 14th November 2016
Kathrin Gotze PDRA ERC Project Risk Assessment 13th December 2016
Ales Stefancic PDRA EPSRC Project Risk Assessment 4th January 2017
     
Daniel Brunt Ph.D. Project Ph.D. Project Risk Assessment 7th August 2014
Jamie Brambleby Ph.D. Project Ph.D. Project Risk Assessment 30th September 2014
Talha Ahmad Ph.D. Project Ph.D. Project Risk Assessment
14th April 2015
Will Blackmore Ph.D. Project Ph.D. Project Risk Assessment 27th February 2015
Daniel Mayoh Ph.D. Project Ph.D. Project Risk Assessment 1st October 2015
Marta Crisanti Ph.D. Project Ph.D. Project Risk Assessment
15 th March 2017
Matthew Pearce Ph.D. Project Ph.D. Project Risk Assessment
8th November 2016
Amy Tedstone
Ph.D. Project  Amy_Walton_Risk_Assessment 12th October 2016
Sam Curley Ph.D. Project Ph.D. Project Risk Assessment 11th October 2017
Bethany Hamprshire Ph.D. Project Ph.D Project Risk Assessment
 
Sam Holt Ph.D. Project Ph.D. Project Risk Assessment 10th October 2017
 
     

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

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

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29th May 2017
               
P124 GB Use of room  General Risk Assessment 11th August 2014 Laboratory Rules  Chemical handling, High Pressure Gases.

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29th May 2017
               
P125 MRL Use of room  General Risk Assessment 7th August 2014  Laboratory Rules

Cryogenics.

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29th May 2017
               
P126 MRL Use of room  General Risk Assessment 7th August 2014  Laboratory Rules Cryogenics.

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27th May 2017
               
P127 PAG Use of room General Risk Assessment 22nd June 2015 Laboratory Rules Cryogenics, Chemical handling.
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29th May 2017
               
P128 MRL Use of room General Risk Assessment  7th August 2014  Laboratory Rules

Chemical handling, High Pressure Gases.

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28th May 2017
               
P130 MRL Use of room  General Risk Assessment 7th August 2014  Laboratory Rules Cryogenics.

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27th May 2017
               
P166 OAP        

Ionising radiation.

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P1 and P2 MRL Cryogenic and Compressed Gas Work

Cryogenic Work, Risk Assessment

Compressed Gas, Risk Assessment

13th August 2014

(by Tom Orton)

     
               

Risk Assessment for Individual Activities

Activity RA prepared by Risk Assessment Room or rooms Date uploaded Training Required Misc. Date of last check
Use of Press and Evacuable Die MRL Evacuable Pellet Die P1.55 20th March 2015 Yes. See User Guide User Guide

20th May 2017

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 2017
Argon Arc Furnace DB Argon Arc Furnace  P122 13th January 2016 Yes. See User Guide User Guide 20th May 2017



Other Ph.D. Students

Name Project Supervisor Risk Assessment Date uploaded
Xue Xia Neil Wilson Project Risk Assessment 19th Oct 2016
       
       

URSS Summer Project Students

Name Project Supervisor Risk Assessment Year
Oliver Rigby Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 2017
Thomas Hicken Paul Goddard Project Risk Assessment 2016

M.Phys. Final Year Project Students

Name Project Supervisor Risk Assessment Date uploaded
2017-2018      
Danielle Elmer Oleg Petrenko Project Risk Assessment  
Max Johnson Oleg Petrenko Project Risk Assessment  
Ben Smith Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment  
Sam Purkis Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment  
2016 -2017      
Olly Parish Martin Lees Risk Assessment 10/10/16
David Duncan Martin Lees Risk Assessment 10/10/16
Amanda To Oleg Petrenko  Risk Assessment 13/10/16
       

B.Sc. Final Year Project Students

Name Project Supervisor Risk Assessment Date uploaded
2017-2018      
Nick Buckthorpe
Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 30/10/17
Kieran Lang
Martin Lees Project Risk Assessment 04/11/17
Pierre Julien Geetha Balakrishnan Project Risk Assessment  

Ben Higson

Geetha Balakrishnan Project Risk Assessment  

Sahil Shah

Geetha Balakrishnan Project Risk Assessment  
Jack Plummer Geetha Balakrishnan Project Risk Assessment  
2016-2017      
Abidul Hoque Oleg Petrenko Risk Assessment 26/01/2017
Hajeera Bibi Oleg Petrenko Risk Assessment 26/01/2017
Tommy Keating Martin Lees Risk Assessment 18/11/2016
Ollie Harrison Martin Lees Risk Assessment 17/11/2016
       

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 Patrick or Ali 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