Neal Skipper
UCL logo

CMMP Laboratories F7, F8, F10C, F10E, F19


For a research worker to be permitted to work in a CMMP-controlled office or laboratory, they must sign a permit for work and associated personal risk assessment stating that they, and their supervisor, attest to their awareness of the risks associated with their work and the precautions and control measures to be used. Two copies of each work permit should be made: one for the research worker and one to be kept in the Principal Investigator's folder. These forms are to be reviewed at least annually and are available from Neal Skipper (email:n.skipper@ucl.ac.uk)

In addition, all research workers must attend both a Physics & Astronomy and LCN safety briefing. The Physics and Astronomy Safety Officer is Lee Bebbington (email:l.bebbington@ucl.ac.uk), and the LCN Safety Officer is Matthew Lougher (email:m.lougher@ucl.ac.uk).

Before commencing any new experimental work within the laboratory, the special risks that apply to that particular work must be assessed and recorded in a Risk Assessment. The experimental method must be documented in your risk assessment, along with all the associated risks from the chemicals required and any proposed reaction to be performed, along with measures to dispose of any waste generated. Risk Assessments should be uploaded and approved from your riskNET account

Normal working hours are between 7am and 7pm on weekdays. No hazardous experiments should be performed outside these hours unless approved by the Head of Department and the DSO. If working out-of-hours, personnel (whether working in a laboratory or in an office) must sign in and out using the signing-in books that are internally located by the main entrance to the Department.

A CMMP Experiment in Progress form must be completed and used to identify any ongoing expeirmental procedures, and must include the reference numbers of the appropriate RiskNet risk assessments. All samples must be clearly labelled.

Any faults with equipment, shortage of essential consumables or concerns over procedures must be reported immediately to the person responsible for the equipment or area.

Food and drink must not be taken into the laboratories.

Chemicals, samples and laboratory equipment must not be taken into offices.

Eye protection must be worn at all times in F7, F8 and F10c

Emergency number 222

NPFA 704: Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response

Fire Exit Routes from the Physics Building (Zone 006)

Moodle Courses

Reviewed 15/May/2019 (NTS)

Laboratory Contacts

Reviewed 01/October/2018 (NTS)

CMMP Work Permit

Reviewed 15/May/2019 (NTS)


Reviewed 15/May/2019 (NTS)

Risk Assessments

Reviewed 15/May/2019 (NTS)

Local Rules

Reviewed 01/October/2018 (NTS)


    XRD, Raman, glovebox and gas-rigs can be booked through the CMMP Group booking system: please contact Chris Howard or Neal Skipper for details.
Last edited: 23/November/2019

Ammonia Gas Rig - © Jonathan Wasse and Arthur Lovell 2003

Metal Ammonia Solution phase separation - © Jonathan Wasse and Arthur Lovell 2003

University College London - Department of Physics and Astronomy - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT - Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 7155 - Copyright © 1999-2005 UCL

Search by Google