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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

Top 6 Laboratory Design Trends

  1. More open-design, teamwork orientated labs With the evolution of education etc., teamwork and ‘see and be seen’ working cultures are on the rise. More open space, more visibility and more flexibility mean there is fewer individual workstations and private offices, and more collaborative space. This is an increasingly used design in universities, STEM […] ... Read More

Insights into what inspired Westlab to design and develop the popular square bunsen tubing

  The well-known “Westlab Square Tubing” has been a massive takeover in secondary schools across the world due to the customer centric approach of the Westlab global product development team. In this article we seek to give you a sneak peek into the development of the well-known square Bunsen burner tubing and what inspired our […] ... Read More

Developing the perfect gauze mat at Westlab

    The primary purpose of a wire gauze mat is to support a container (such as a beaker or an erlenmeyer flask) while it is being heated. The gauze mat also helps with an even distribution of heat as the bunsen burner flame passes through the gauze to the container. Gauze mats can vary […] ... Read More

The advantages of modular benching verses fixed cabinetry in today’s pharmaceutical, pathology, education and quality assurance laboratories.

  Not all laboratories are the same. In fact, there are several laboratory types, and each has their unique purpose, advantages and constraints. However, one of the commonalities across all laboratory types is the need for practical and durable cabinetry. Likely, the days of building a fixed laboratory system from cabinetry are quickly becoming a […] ... Read More

Why You Should Care About Your Lab Stool

In a lab, there are many aspects of safety we are very strict and careful about. But we often overlook the one that affects us the most—our sitting position. If this is not cared for, the problems are many and varied. This article will provide you with the tools to ensure that you do your […] ... Read More

Open vs Closed Laboratory Design

Open-plan is used to describe any floor plan which uses large, open spaces with few walls and minimal use of small, enclosed rooms.  Modern office space design follows this trend, where there are few walls with movable, modular furnishings resulting in an open, interactive workspace.  Since the mid-90s, laboratory design has embraced the open-plan concept. Open-plan design has become […] ... Read More

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