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Arboles UK, AUK 3 Category 5 and you – a quick guide.

Do I need to be aware of AUK 3 Category 5?   Are you planning a new laboratory, responsible for an existing laboratory? Then in short the answer is ‘Yes, yes you do!’. This doesn’t mater whether it’s private enterprise or within the education sector or anything in between – you need to know this!   The… Read the full article…

Arboles UK, Sustainability & The Environment

  Arboles UK, Sustainability & The Environment It’s not something that we regularly discuss in our line of work, but with us all starting to do our bit towards reducing climate change we feel that there are a couple of points that we think you should know about us, our responsibility and our best practices…. Read the full article…

6 Energy Efficiency Tips for a Lab Environment

Due to the large amount of equipment they contain, laboratories often use a lot of energy. Cold storage, air conditioning, fume cupboards and lighting all contribute to higher bills and a high energy footprint. As awareness grows around energy efficiency, it’s important that workplaces stay up to date. These six steps will help you to… Read the full article…

Choosing the Right Laboratory Sink

When kitting out a lab, it’s important to consider fittings that are durable and strong to ensure longevity and safety. Just like choosing a hard-wearing floor covering or deciding upon the perfect easy-clean work surface, it’s a necessary requirement that you find lab sinks that will also stand up to the rigours of everyday lab… Read the full article…

An Overview of COSHH Principles & Guidelines

The Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health (COSHH) regulations are the guidelines that require laboratory workers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health. COSHH applies to all workplaces and covers a range of substances. COSHH regulations can appear complicated, but it’s important that they are understood by everybody that works in a… Read the full article…

Ways to Use Vulcathene

Vulcathene is a BBA approved chemical resistant plumbing system that is manufactured by Durapipe, a British company that was founded in 1954. It is the only chemical drainage system that has proven itself by standing the test of time. The lightweight nature of Vulcathene means that it can be installed quickly and easily by any contractor…. Read the full article…

VULCATHENE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS……LITERALLY!

VULCATHENE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS: Continuing to drive innovation in laboratory drainage solutions, Vulcathene Chemical Drainage has launched a NEW Adjustable Anti-Siphon Trap to offer further flexibility to designers and installers of laboratory drainage systems. Designed in direct response to market feedback, all Vulcathene anti-siphon bottle and dilution recovery traps will now incorporate an adjustable inlet… Read the full article…

Top Laboratory Design Tips

Laboratories are crucial for facilitating research in medicine, agriculture and more. Whether you’re planning to design a lab completely from scratch or are beginning a redesign, this blog post will help you to create a space that runs efficiently and safely. Taking the safety of lab users into consideration from the very beginning will ensure… Read the full article…

A Guide to Fume Cupboards

Safety in labs is of paramount importance but a lot of experiments take place at a workbench – not always the safest location. Knowing when to utilise the laboratory’s fume hood can provide you with an extra level of protection against chemicals that give off toxic fumes. A fume cupboard can contain the fumes and… Read the full article…

Health and Safety in the School Lab

School labs are an integral part of any secondary school or higher education institution. The lab provides essential hands on learning, allowing students to experiment and discover science in a whole new way. However, labs can be dangerous environments. It is therefore vital that students understand what is required of them in order to stay… Read the full article…