Online Lab Safety

Online Lab Safety

Our Lab Safety course provides an overview of the hazards and risks associated with working in a laboratory.

Online Lab Safety


The Lab Safety course is a 30 minute course designed to provide an overview of the common hazards, the appropriate handling of laboratory equipment and substances, the different types of protective equipment, and basic first aid and evacuation tips in the event of an emergency.

You’ll be touring three fictional labs and tasked with earning safety tokens by providing the correct advice for key health and safety issues.

Key Learning Points:

  • Why laboratory safety is so important
  • The local safety information that should be available to them
  • The common hazards that may be found within a laboratory, and how to handle these
  • How correct behaviours can keep the workplace safe
  • The different types of protective equipment, and when it is appropriate to use them
  • When and how to administer basic first aid for common laboratory injuries
  • What actions to take in case of an emergency


The test your knowledge topic contains a number of multiple-choice questions which form a short assessment. A pass mark of 80% is required to successfully complete the course.

On successful completion of this programme, learners will gain a certificate of completion in Lab Safety.

Device to use for completion:

Use a Laptop or Desktop computer to complete this online course. Smartphones are not recommended to use to complete this training as brands and phone specifications are different from one smartphone to the next and can cause login issues or compatibility issues. Also the Internet Explorer browser was discontinued in 2015 and unfortunately older versions of the browser are still being used. This has caused login issues when trying to complete the course so it is advised to use the Google Chrome internet browser or a similar up-to-date browser to complete the course.

Please note the following when purchasing the course:

  • The Online Lab Safety course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete
  • The course must be completed in order to obtain the certificate of completion

To purchase this online course simply book and pay online, when this has been completed you will receive an email with your username and password and you will have access to the link to login and launch the course.

Enrolments are created manually so if you purchase the course during out of office hours you may not have access until the next working day.