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Laboratory Coats

Lab coats protect the wearer’s skin and clothing from spills, splashes, and other hazardous materials that may be encountered in a laboratory. All persons must wear laboratory coats whenever manipulating chemicals.

Laboratory Coats & Communal Spaces

The wearing of lab coats in communal spaces is strictly forbidden. Lab coats must not be worn in the following areas:

  • Lecture Theatres
  • Purdie Common Room
  • Ettie Steele Reading Room (Library)
  • Purdie Kitchen
  • Toilets

Cleaning of Laboratory Coats

Over time, lab coats may become stained / dirtied through exposure to research chemicals and small splashes / spills. As a result, it is important to clean lab coats regularly. Purdie stores can arrange for lab coats to be collected, cleaned and returned by a local dry-cleaner. Please visit Purdie Stores for more information.