Chemical Risk Management Protocol: Standard, Guidelines, Safe Methods of Use (SMOUs)

Chemical Risk Management Protocol

The protocol applies to all staff members, visitors, co-locators, contractors and students at the University who direct or participate in the use of chemicals, including but not limited to laboratories and workshops.
Its purpose is:
  • Protect the environment, and the health and safety of people and communities, by preventing or managing the adverse effects of hazardous chemicals
  • Ensure that any adverse effect caused by an act or omission concerning hazardous chemicals on any person or the environment is avoided, remedied, or mitigated 

Here you can find links to all the relevant documents that are part of the protocol

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy

Chemical Risk Management Standard

Chemical Risk Management Guidelines

Safe Methods Of Use (SMOUs) for classes of chemicals

Please note the SMOUs have recently been reviewed and these will be updated on this page once complete. 

Safe methods of use for classes of chemicals

Safe methods of use for problematic chemicals

Safe methods of use for spills and clean-up

Safe methods of use for highly hazardous compounds

More reading on hydrofluoric acid

Safe methods of use for protective barriers

The following safe methods of use are to be followed when using protective barriers (blast shields or fume hoods) for potentially explosive reactions.

See SMOU 24 in the Safe Methods of Use for Spills and Clean-up section, above.

Local Operational Guidance

Safety at the School of Chemical Sciences

The following downloadable documents contain information that is specific to the School of Chemical Sciences.

Document Control
Version: 1.3
Last Updated: Aug 2023
Next Review: Aug 2026
Approver: Associate Director, Health Safety & Wellbeing