Safety Documents

Guidance to the Code of Practice for School Exempt Laboratories overlaid with information about duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2016.

Code of Practice for Exempt Laboratories (2007)

Under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO), teaching and research laboratories may be exempted from certain parts of the Act, provided the laboratories meet the requirements of the Exempt Laboratories Regulations 2001.One means of complying with these regulations is to conform to an Approved Code of Practice.

A Code of Practice for schools has been developed by NZASE and approved by ERMA NZ. 10 January 2007 If schools do not follow this code, school managers should ensure they comply with Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Exempt Laboratory) Regulations 2001.
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Safety and Science (2000)

Disclaimer: July 2011.  Safety and Science was first published in 1997, revised in 2000. It should be consulted in conjunction with other safety guidelines and Codes of Practice for School Laboratories.  This manual will be reviewed and updated in the near future.  Meanwhile Learning Media has given permission for the 2000 version of the document to be scanned and made available on this website.

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