Checklist Phase 2 - Facilities and Safety

Is access to the laboratory facility controlled against unauthorized persons?

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Can the access control system, protecting the laboratory from unauthorized access, be overridden for evacuation in case of an emergency such as fire?

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Are primary sample collection facilities separated from the laboratory rooms?

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Is the sample processing room separated from the room where PCR is performed?

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Are laboratory rooms where incompatible procedures are being undertaken separated from each other?

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Are rooms for cleaning of laboratory glassware and tools separated from the laboratory rooms?

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Are the rooms designed and furnished in a logical way enabling a unidirectional workflow and preventing unnecessary movements of people through the rooms?

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Is office space separated from laboratory rooms?

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Is there a dedicated area for breaks/lunches?

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Is communication from the laboratory room to outside possible without leaving the room?

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Are emergency numbers available near telephones and clearly visible?

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Is the use of mobile phones forbidden inside all laboratory rooms?

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Is continuous delivery of electricity guaranteed through a working generator and/or Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) system in case of a power failure?

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Is all the essential/critical equipment locked onto the generator?

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Is an indicator placed in relevant rooms for monitoring the air flow and preventing that pathogens are blown towards the staff working in the laboratory?

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Are all hazardous materials in the laboratory registered?

Take a sample by identifying some hazardous materials and looking them up in the register.

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Is the Hazardous Material Register up to date?

Take a sample by comparing the amount of several materials as noted in the register and in reality.

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Are MSDS Sheets present for all hazardous materials in the laboratory?

Take a sample and check.

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Have critical environmental/equipment parameters been identified?

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Are all critical environmental/equipment parameters monitored adequately?

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Are all Critical Parameter Log Sheets filled out completely and up-to-date?

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Are all Critical Parameter Log Sheets placed at a logical location?

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