The 10 Unspoken Rules in the Lab

  1. Don’t touch Never, ever, ever use someone else’s equipment, samples, liquid media, or particularly anything subject to contamination, without clear permission. Overlook this unspoken rule and you risk: the venting of anger from the lender, the failure of their experiment, and the subsequent blame for that failure!   2. Do unto others as […] ... Read More

Advantages of Reconfigurable Laboratory Joinery

  The one thing you have probably wished for at one point in your career is that the lab was just that little bit different in terms of design. ‘I wish we put that cabinet over there.’ ‘These overhead cupboards really should have been placed differently.’  A flexible joinery system makes lab life a lot […] ... Read More

10 Ways to Decrease Cost Per Sample in Your Laboratory

  There are several ways to reduce the cost per sample in a throughout laboratory. In this paper, we go over some of the easier ways to reduce your sample. Investing the time into being smarter and leaner can have great outcomes for your laboratory giving it the competitive edge to scale into the future. […] ... Read More

5 Key Considerations for a Great Laboratory Design

  In this article, we look at some of the key aspects to a great laboratory design. Every laboratory type has its own unique purpose, and the design consideration can determine the effectiveness of the return on investments of your proposed space. The effort put into the design phase can pay off many times over especially with […] ... Read More

Instant Asset Write-off Explained

  A key feature of the 2015/16 Federal Budget (and subsequent Federal Budgets since) was the Instant Asset Write Off scheme for small businesses – a scheme which has proven to be very popular with Small Business Owners. The Instant Asset Write Off scheme allows business owners to immediately write off depreciable assets that cost […] ... Read More

Is Your Lab Asbestos Free?

  In the mid/late 20th Century, asbestos was regarded indispensable to many modern laboratory processes. It is a highly fibrous, soft material which is resistant to heat, corrosion and electricity, and can be woven into other materials, such as fabrics and synthetics. The asbestos used in labs is called transite and surprisingly, is still found […] ... Read More

Tips for success in your lab relocation

  Whatever your industry, the relocation of your lab requires the utmost detail. Lab relocation is a stressful and sometimes frustrating experience but is a highly important and delicate task which can suffer greatly from the smallest oversight. Attention to detail will ensure your old and your new lab maintains cleanliness, preserve your years of […] ... Read More

How to Effectively Manage the Safety in Your Laboratory

  The importance of a chemical hygiene plan is to ensure the processes, protocols, tools and equipment are available to assist workers guard against the hazards presented in a laboratory. Just like many safety plans, the chemical protection plans need to be continually reviewed and updated for an effective and safe lab. Check out these […] ... Read More

Choosing the Right Fume Hood for Your Laboratory

  Selecting a fume hood can seem intimidating. When working in a laboratory environment, whether it be educational or industrial, it’s not only important to have a properly functioning fume hood at your disposal and a lab worker that knows how to use it, it’s crucial to have the right one for your intended use […] ... Read More

How to Become an Indispensable Laboratory Technician

  Bringing genuine value to your organisation/laboratory is important for your own job security and personal development, as well as the success of your organisation. Recognition, promotions, and pay increases are all direct benefits from taking time to work on personal development. There are several factors that can assist you in being indispensable in your workplace. […] ... Read More

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