Introduction and Training of Newcomers
New students, researchers, guests and staff members must be provided with all the necessary information and training to work in a safe and productive manner at the Sars Centre. The group leader is ultimately responsible for this training, but may also delegate the task to another member of the lab group. The contact persons for special (5.8) and common equipment (5.10) are responsible for training newcomers in their respective areas.
A newcomer to Sars Centre shall:
- Attend a Sars Introduction Meeting held by Sars Administration and Sars Safety Deputy. This meeting outlines the main HMS policies and responsibilities, emergency actions and fire/evacuation procedures, as well as addresses more general work related issues.
- Be introduced to the Sars Centre Lab Safety Handbook and directed to read the relevant sections for their work, as well as general safety information and waste handling procedures.
- Be guided through the labs and common equipment areas to identify important features, (e.g. waste containers, protective equipment, first aid stations) and to be introduced to colleagues.
- Familiarize themselves with the location of fire extinguishing equipment and emergency exits by completing the “Fire Instructions” form received at the Sars Iintroduction Meeting and returning it to the Fire Zone Leader, Marit Flo Jensen.
- Read and sign the “Quick Lab Safety Introduction List”. (Annex 1).
In addition to the general training outlined above, newcomers may be required to undertake special courses (e.g. isotope handling, diving), depending on the nature of their work. The group leader is responsible for ensuring that newcomers receive this training.