Page icon PMLTEST500A Calibrate and Maintain Instruments

Page icon Section 1. Pre-Use and Safety Checks - Optical Microscope

Task 1. Safety and pre-use checks

Page icon  Step 1. Introduction to the optical microscope
Page icon  Step 2. Perform safety and pre-use checks
Page icon  Step 3. Risk assessment

Task 2. Troubleshooting procedures

Page icon Step 1. Checking the optical microscope
Page icon Step 2. Making a decision
Page icon Step 3. Routine maintenance

Task 3. Documentation and communication

Page icon Step 1. Unserviceable equipment
Page icon Step 2. Documentation and communication

Page icon Section 2. Maintenance and Calibration of Equipment - pH Meter

Task 1. Develop and organise a routine weekly and monthly maintenance schedule

Page icon Step 1. Introduction to the pH meter
Page icon Step 2. The importance of maintenance
Page icon Step 3. The science behind equipment maintenance


Task 2. Cleaning and maintenance of pH electrodes

Page icon Step 1. Weekly cleaning of electrodes on the pH meters
Page icon Step 2. Cracked pH meter electrode

Task 3. Calibration of the pH meter after maintenance

Page icon Step 1. Safety and risk assessment
Page icon Step 2. More on Reference Standards
Page icon Step 3. Accuracy, Precision and Errors
Page icon Step 4. Calibration-associated paperwork and systems
Page icon Step 5. Perform calibration

Page icon Section 3. Spectrophotometer

Task 1. Spectrophotometer - Perform set-up and calibration checks of laboratory equipment

Page icon Step 1. Introduction to the spectrophotometer
Page icon Step 2. The importance of maintenance and calibration
Page icon Step 3. The importance of calibration records

Page icon Task 2. Spectrophotometer - Optimisation of procedures

Page icon Section 4. Liquid scintillation counter

Task 1: Perform set-up and calibration checks and use the liquid scintillation counter

Page icon Step 1. Introduction to radiation
Page icon Step 2. Liquid Scintillation Counting
Page icon Step 3. The Liquid Scintillation Counter
Page icon Step 4. Use of the LSC


Task 2. Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Page icon Step 1. Maintenance and Calibration of the LSC
Page icon Step 2. Troubleshooting

Page icon Final Assessment


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Page icon Activities