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    Use data sheets and other relevant information to assess risk.

    Consider not only reactants but also intermediates, products and waste.

    Take into account the format (eg solution or powder) and the quantity to be used.

    Determine safe working procedures.

    Determine emergency procedures, ensuring that all equipment and “mop-up” materials are available.

    Consider correct waste disposal.

    Ensure that the equipment is working properly.

    Ensure you know the meaning of warning signals and how to use any controls.

    Close the sash unless loading or unloading.

    Do not use fume cupboards for storage.

    Do not use fume cupboards for storage.

    Keep the work area clear of other materials etc.

    Ensure that all containers are clearly labelled with their contents and a hazard label.

    Toxic materials must be locked away.

    Corrosive substances must be stored securely at a low level in bunded trays.

    Keep flammable materials in specially designed cupboards and only have out the minimum for immediate use (<50L per room).

    Store acids, bases & solvents separately.