Here's what you can and can't submit under the 'Scientific equipment' problem type in ARCHIBUS.

Attach a PF306 Hazards in Laboratories form (RTF, 349KB) | PF306 Hazards in Laboratories form (PDF, 170KB) to any service request for a PC2 or PC3 laboratory.


This problem type includes:

  • Air compressors
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Autoclaves
  • Fume cupboards
  • Fume hoods
  • Water units – DI (distilled) and RO (reverse osmosis).

Information required

When logging a service request, please provide the following information:

Autoclaves or sterilisers

  • Steam leak: where is the leak and what is leaking?
  • Is it electrical or mechanical?
  • Is it dangerous/urgent?
  • Can the source be isolated?

Fume cupboard

  • Is it safe to work on?

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