How to Effectively Manage Safety in Your Laboratory

Posted on the 27th of Mar 2019 by admin
The importance of a chemical hygiene plan is to ensure that the processes, protocols, tools and equipment are available to assist workers to guard against the hazards presented in a laboratory. The...
2 years ago

Is Your Lab Asbestos Free?

Posted on the 23rd of May 2019 by admin
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,...
2 years ago

Instant Asset Write-off Explained

Posted on the 5th of Jun 2019 by admin
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...
2 years ago

5 Key Considerations for a Great Laboratory Design

Posted on the 19th of Jun 2019 by admin
In this article, we look at some of the key aspects of great laboratory design. Every laboratory type has its own unique purpose, and the design consideration can determine the effectiveness of the...
2 years ago

Advantages of Reconfigurable Laboratory Joinery

Posted on the 11th of Jul 2019 by admin
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...
2 years ago

The 10 Unspoken Rules in the Lab

Posted on the 18th of Jul 2019 by admin
1. Don’t touch Never, ever use someone else’s equipment, samples, liquid media, or particularly anything subject to contamination, without clear permission. Overlook this unspoken rule and you...
2 years ago

Work/Life Balance: Tips for Lab Professionals

Posted on the 14th of Aug 2019 by admin
Working as a lab professional means sacrifice, time and effort. This applies to any position of academia. This raises the question as to whether a work-life balance in this profession exists. The...
2 years ago

The Challenges of Working in a Lab

Posted on the 22nd of Aug 2019 by admin
Challenges Scientists Face in the Lab Cross Contamination. Normally this is the outcome of trivial incidents of carelessness or oversight, or conversely, unavoidable mishaps. Nevertheless,...
2 years ago

How Compactus Can Help Organise Your Laboratory

Posted on the 4th of Sep 2019 by admin
If you are seeking to bring organisation into your existing laboratory or starting from scratch, a compactus can offer a systematic solution to your storage needs. Compactus mobile shelving units can...
2 years ago

Get an Extra $7,500 Worth from Your Laboratory Budget

Posted on the 18th of Sep 2019 by admin
If the idea of creating money from thin air appeals to you, then we have good news! We have compiled our top five tips that can help you save $7,500 from your laboratory budget. Read on… 1. Freight...
2 years ago

9 Ways to Make Your Day Productive in the Lab

Posted on the 2nd of Oct 2019 by admin
1. Plan Ahead For an efficient and productive day at the lab, the first and foremost thing to do is plan your day. This may be done at the end of the previous day, or in the morning at work. Jot down...
2 years ago

A Guide to Choosing a Pipette Tip

Posted on the 30th of Oct 2019 by admin
There are an array of pipette tips available in the market and it can become difficult to select an appropriate tip for your application. Not only do you need to find a tip that fits your pipette, you...
2 years ago

Case Study: Adelaide Botanic High School

Posted on the 21st of Jan 2020 by admin
Westlab was approached by the South Australian Department for Education to assist with the initial equipment set-up package for its first vertical school, Adelaide Botanic High School, located in...
2 years ago

Tips For Success In Your Lab Relocation

Posted on the 23rd of Jan 2020 by admin
The relocation of your lab requires the utmost detail, regardless of your industry. Lab relocation is a highly important and delicate task which can be affected significantly from the smallest...
2 years ago

A Competitive Edge Through Layout & Workflow In Australian Pathology Labs

Posted on the 30th of Jan 2020 by admin
Smart pathology management involves sample throughput assessment in all divisions of the pathology laboratory whilst maintaining precision and accuracy. Whilst automation with digital pathology is...
2 years ago

Open vs Closed Laboratory Design

Posted on the 3rd of Feb 2020 by admin
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 designs follow this trend, where there are few...
1 year ago

A Guide to Staff Training in the Lab

Posted on the 26th of Feb 2020 by admin
The laboratory sector is one of the most technologically advancing markets and lab managers must keep up to date with the latest trends and foster a culture of safety and continuous improvement....
1 year ago

10 Ways to Decrease Cost Per Sample in Your Laboratory

Posted on the 16th of Apr 2020 by admin
There are several ways to reduce the cost per sample in a throughput laboratory. In this article, we examine some of the easier ways to reduce your sample. Investing the time into being smarter and...
1 year ago

Disinfecting & Cleaning Australian Schools to Assist with a Safe Rebound

Posted on the 17th of Apr 2020 by admin
There are many measures to take to reduce the spread of flu in schools and universities including staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and washing hands often. More importantly, as...
1 year ago

9 Key Points When Buying Face Shields

Posted on the 13th of May 2020 by admin
Buying face shields and PPE amidst COVID-19 is a challenging task as there are many aspects that are important to consider and can be potentially overlooked due to demands and diversity of...
1 year ago

Hand Sanitisers: Vital Criteria to Look for When Purchasing Hand Sanitisers

Posted on the 14th of May 2020 by admin
The current Covid-19 global health crisis has alerted us to the fact that regular hand washing and use of sanitisers is a critical component in the fight against the spread of viruses and infection....
1 year ago

Tips for Keeping your Lab Sanitised & COVID 19 Free

Posted on the 27th of May 2020 by admin
Clean and sterile laboratory equipment is now paramount in protecting students and staff.  At Westlab we’ve created some lab sanitisation guidelines, taking learnings from Australian lab...
1 year ago

How to Disinfect

Posted on the 9th of Jul 2020 by admin
Disinfection is one of the most important processes in ensuring a safe process in today’s medical/health workspace. Here are a few steps on how to achieve a clean and safe work area. What to Use...
1 year ago

What is the Difference Between Level 1, 2 & 3 Face Masks?

Posted on the 16th of Jul 2020 by admin
Choosing the right type of face mask has never been more crucial than now in your purchasing processes in the lab. While face masks may be hard to find, don’t simply go with the cheapest or those...
1 year ago
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