First, it is important that any apparatus to be used in a laboratory is previously checked and has all the necessary documents to ensure that it is certified by the competent authority and is safe to use. This includes checking the functional condition of the equipment and checking that all parts are attached and fit properly.
Second, all laboratory users must read, understand and follow the appropriate safety instructions for the apparatus. This includes reading the user’s manual for a thorough understanding of the safety and features of the equipment, as well as studying the procedures in place to ensure the correct level of safety.
Third, it is also important to use the equipment safely. This means that the user must follow proper technique to ensure that the equipment operates correctly. This includes using safety elements suitable for the equipment in question and to prevent any harm to users, as well as to allow proper handling of the equipment.