General Laboratory and Workshop Regulations of the
University of Vienna
All function descriptions are to be understood as gender-neutral
The purpose of the General Laboratory and Workshop Regulations is to define general
conditions and basic rules of conduct. It defines general conditions, prescribes conduct
patterns with the existence of particular encumbrances and hazards and regulates handling
of hazardous materials.
The scope of these General Laboratory and Workshop Regulations extend across all
laboratories and workshops incorporated in the organisational structure of the University of
Vienna. The regulation defined below for laboratories shall also apply analogously to the
At the University of Vienna, those areas are described as laboratories, in which experiments,
tests, analyses or measurements are carried out.
Workshops are described as those areas, in which work is carried out with available tools or
machinery, to produce, process or repair items.
The Laboratory Regulations must be posted in all laboratories, so that they are easily visible.
The responsibility lies with the head of the respective organisational unit/sub-unit, to whom
the laboratory is spatially or organisationally allocated. He/she is responsible for notification
and observance of the Laboratory Regulations and for the fittings, condition, the
corresponding technical equipment and maintenance. He/she must ensure that in practical
operation, monitoring the implementation of the Laboratory Regulations and the reporting of
possible deficiencies takes place by appropriately qualified employees. All groups of persons
present in the laboratory must observe the instructions.
The head of the respective organisational unit must notify the full allocation of
responsibilities in the individual laboratories within his/her area of responsibility, as well as
possible changes to the university management.
The safety regulations shall apply to all persons present in the laboratories, regardless