In all of the practical investigations described at the Bioscience Explained Web site, we have tried to ensure that recognised hazards have been identified and that suitable precautions have been suggested. Where possible, the proposed procedures are in accordance with commonly-adopted general risk assessments. If a special risk assessment may be necessary, this has been indicated.
However, readers should be aware that errors and omissions can be made, and that different employers and educational authorities adopt different standards. Therefore, before carrying out any activity, readers should always conduct their own risk assessment. In particular, any local rules issued by employers or educational authorities must be obeyed, whatever is suggested in the activities available from this site. Unless the context dictates otherwise, it is assumed that:
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