This qualification is designed for laboratory technicians who work within a team or with minimal supervision.
It covers knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental procedures; laboratory techniques and practice; and an understanding of the laboratory as a working environment.
The role of a laboratory technician is a very responsible job, potentially overseeing the safe and effective running of a site laboratory. It needs someone with strong problem-solving and technical skills, but also someone able to
work well on their own and as part of a team, with good communication and organisational skills.
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