The CHROMacademy Basic Lab Skills training course covers fundamental concepts such as laboratory safety and the proper storage and handling of chemicals.
We also cover volumetric glassware, measurement and how to reduce errors, the correct use of balances and accurately measuring pH.
Welcome to the Basic Lab Skills department
Whether you are here as part of your induction training or for a refresher, you are more than welcome. With my extensive background in volumetric measurement, I’m a great believer that you are never too experienced (or old!) to learn and check the validity of your
basic laboratory practices...
Welcome to the CHROMacademy Basic Laboratory Skills department
Whether you are here as part of your induction training or for a refresher, you are more than welcome. With my extensive background in volumetric measurement, I’m a great believer that you are never too experienced (or old!) to learn and check the validity of your basic laboratory practices.
I consider this Department within CHROMacademy to be just as valid as all of the others, as without being able to properly prepare eluent solutions, standards and samples, our analytical instruments will not produce fit for purpose data.
I realise that different companies will have different local procedures and recommendations, especially in the area of laboratory safety, and of course you should always follow your own company or faculty instructions. However we have sought guidance from the principal regulating and professional bodies globally, and if our advice or recommendations differ from your own practices – then you may want to ask yourself why. We would also love to hear feedback on any significant differences between our practices and yours!
It’s all too easy these days to get lost in the detail of instruments, data systems, LIMS systems and the host of other complex equipment and software that we deal with daily, but we should guard against complacency and make sure that we understand good practice and the underlying principles of the simple tasks that we undertake. Remember that errors propagate themselves, and it’s important to do the simple things right!