Your biological safety cabinet protects your employees and samples alike from harmful contamination, making it crucial for a safe lab environment. A well-maintained biosafety cabinet can provide decades of use, while on the other hand, a faulty BSC can result in major safety concerns and unprotected samples. So when is it the right time to replace your facility’s biosafety cabinet?
As a scientist, we know you’re busy but it’s imperative to have clean and well-maintained laboratory equipment. Quality assurance is of the most vital importance in a laboratory setting. Properly maintained lab equipment helps ensure consistent, reliable data; which in turn leads to optimal productivity and data integrity. Furthermore, regular maintenance mitigates costs by decreasing the chances of purchases and replacements, as well as increasing safety for all workers.
On the other hand, failure to regularly check, clean and calibrate all your equipment can lead to faulty results - causing all your hard work to go to waste. That’s why we’ve assembled this handy guide to keeping your lab equipment orderly and in tip-top shape. Even if you have very little time to spare, you can still perform these easy steps that will keep your labmates happy and your experiments accurate.