Laboratory Management & Services

ABOUT DIVISION

To determine accurate methods of equipment procured with the assistance of research officers

STRATEGIES

Determining and specifying the method of equipment and chemical procurement with a view to reducing or fully eliminating expired chemicals and defective equipment. Routine maintenance to effectively reduce frequent breakdown of equipment and apparatus. Weekly walk round of all the laboratories to carried out for on spot assessment of needed, urgent repairs and maintenance required. Proper documentation implementation and management of good laboratory ethics. Compilation of frequent and commonly consumed chemicals and glass wares.

SECTIONS AND FUNCTIONS

EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

To determine accurate methods of equipment procured with the assistance of research officers, equipment calibration and standardization, preparation of standard operating procedures (S.O.P), to carry out routine maintenance as preventive measure, removal of defective/obsolete equipment in accordance with laid down rules, to collaborate with qualified service engineers for training and repairing of complex equipment.

SAFETY SECTION

Safety in laboratory management is to reduce the health risk of personnel in the laboratories.

PROCUREMENT AND DOCUMENTATION SECTION

Procurement and documentation is to ensure prompt purchase of research materials, ascertain quality of materials purchased and to create data base for monitoring overall consumption rate of all consumables in order to determine re-order level.

SANITATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECTION

To create conducive environment for research work by routine cleaning, fumigation, bathing, removal of expired, unlabeled chemicals and damaged equipment.

GLASSBLOWING SECTION

Provides essentials glass ware repairs, maintenance and reconstruction

LABORATORY SERVICES SECTION

An essential function critical to success of all laboratory research work in any organisation.