Frequently Asked Questions
About Laboratory Maintenance
What is Laboratory Maintenance Management?
Laboratory maintenance management is the systematic approach to ensuring all laboratory equipment and systems function optimally. It involves regular inspections, servicing, repairs, and calibration of lab tools and machinery to uphold research accuracy, safety standards, and operational efficiency. This proactive approach ensures consistent and reliable lab performance, minimising disruptions and enhancing the longevity of assets.
Who is responsible for Laboratory Maintenance Management?
Laboratory maintenance management responsibility typically lies with the Lab Manager or Facilities Manager. They oversee the upkeep, repair, and optimal performance of laboratory equipment. In larger institutions, a dedicated maintenance team supports them, while in smaller labs, the lead scientist or lab supervisor might assume this role. External specialists may also be consulted for specialised equipment or maintenance tasks. The primary goal is to ensure consistent functionality and safety of lab assets.
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