elements that contribute to good laboratory is ensuring its efficient , how its effective , is safety
considered for example considering things like heat proof
or hazard proof if the threes fire
extinguisher in every corner of the lab
is the lab secure is the security good ?
A well-designed lab’s layout consists of
appropriate storage, equipment, and workspaces. For example, simple cabinets
may be adequate for electronics, but chemicals often require more complex
storage spaces. By providing the appropriate accommodations, In addition, lab
users can avoid storing supplies in places that block exits or cause other
dangerous conditions. For example, potentially hazardous materials and equipment
should be stored and used in lab zones away from heavy traffic flow and
ventilation sources that cause disruptive airflows.
A well-organized and tidy laboratory will
help those who are using it to do their tasks in an easier way which will
therefore encourage them to complete more of these tasks. This means that
overall; the work completed in the laboratory is more effective. Also, a
well-organized laboratory will help users to save time and carry out tasks more
quickly, thus being more efficient. It will also reduce the risk of any
accidents or injuries occurring and therefore provides more safety.
An ideal laboratory will have cabinet or storage nearby where experiment
take place and stored toxic gases and liquids, hazardous solids, unstable
chemicals, ionising and non-ionising radiation sources and other artificial
biohazards. This improves the efficiency
of the laboratory this is because the
hazardous substances will be a near key experimental areas for example a fume cupboard this avoid having to
search for chemicals, by having the chemicals stored arranged in
orderly fashion is speeding up the process and making it more efficient. , then
less distance will need to be travelled which will minimize any hazards or
risks, for example spilling the chemicals.
Effective storage of the
hazardous chemicals will avoid harmful gases being released into the air that
is being breathed in and out by the people in the laboratory, which will
improve the overall safety and security of the laboratory.
it is crucial to include vital
safety features, such as bio safety cabinets, fire protection and detection
systems, and emergency showers and eye wash stations. When users know these
features are easily available, they can focus on performing their research with
a greater measure of security regarding their health and safety, and thus be
more productive. In addition, labs should have easy-to-access, well-marked
exits so that researchers can get out quickly and safely in case of an
emergency or accident.
safety; its significant to include ventilation
systems based on users’ activities. All labs must include have ventilation systems to monitor the temperature and keep the decent and comfortable, research supports the idea that that optimal workplace
temperatures can multiply productivity, regardless the work environment. Furthermore, when dangerous materials are used ventilation systems should be upgraded and advanced and may require additional features such as chemical fume
hoods to control potential exposure and capture contaminants in laboratory air.