Subject description for 2023/24
Laboratory Safety
Subject description for 2023/24

Laboratory Safety

Laboratory safety will give new students with necessary information and training in how the student must work in the laboratory to avoid accidents and personal injuries. An introduction to various types of safety equipment and how the equipment is used will be given.


The student shall have knowledge about

  • what kind of dangers that can occur in a laboratory
  • what kind of work routines that must be followed
  • what kind of safety equipment that exists and when it is to be used
  • to know about safety data sheets and what kind of information to be found on the sheets
  • the fire procedure at Nord University and routines for alarming in case of accidents/damage


The student should

  • work safe in the laboratory, under supervision of a responsible teacher
  • know what to do in case of accidents to happen
  • know what to do in case of fire

General competence

The student shall understand that

  • by following the routines for laboratory work, the work will be safe and secure
  • injuries and accidents can easily happen to both humans and equipments unless safety regulations are followed
No costs except semester registration fee.
Compulsory for bachelor in Biology, Animal Science, Animal care and Aquaculture Management, plus for exchange students.
Mandatory participation. The course is given as lecture and laboratory exercise, and has a duration of four hours.
The study programme is evaluated by the students every third year through the final evaluation. These evaluations are included in the quality assurance system of the university.
Compulsory participation - Laboratory Safety, 4 hours, grading scale Approved/ Not approved