Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare NHS Trust VISITORSPOLICY
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE Edition 1 - 8/24/2011
DEPARTMENT of CLINICAL CHEMISTRY Page 1 of 1
LABORATORY VISITORS POLICY.
The purpose of this policy is to provide information to staff on the policy and procedures
to be followed for visitors to the Departments of Clinical Chemistry & Haematology.
This policy applies to all employees, contractors, and visitors.
Prearranged tours of the laboratory are allowed if a member of staff accompanies
Contractors. Personnel performing specific contractual services on-site.
Employee. All technical and non-technical personnel assigned official duties in the
High Risk Areas. Includes any area within the laboratory where there are high-risk
hazards including, laboratory support areas, specimen storage areas, chemical storage
areas, hazardous waste storage areas.
Visitors: Any person other than specified above granted access to the laboratory.
Be authorized to enter the laboratory. Compliance with this policy is the responsibility
of all department employees.
Comply with the laboratory's safety and security policies and procedures.
Observe all requirements, procedures, instructions, signs, posters and warning signals.
Be aware of the fire alarm system and evacuation procedures.
Report accidents, near-accidents, unusual occurrences, unsafe conditions and potential
Wear an approved coat or gown, properly fastened.
Be instructed not to touch anything while in the laboratory, unless their visit demands
Wash their hands before leaving the laboratory.
Not be left unsupervised.