Laboratory clearance and decommissioning procedures

The University’s Estates Regulations require departments to ensure all areas are free of hazards before they are handed back. This policy outlines the procedures for relinquishing this space. It applies equally where the space is to be reoccupied by another group or department, used for a different purpose, or where buildings are to be vacated or demolished. It includes information on:

  • responsibilities for space clearance
  • planning for space clearance
  • removal of materials and equipment
  • removal of residual hazardous materials
  • checklists
  • confirmation of clearance