Main purposes

  • To give all users of chemicals extensive safety information about the dangers of the products, in the form of summary risk and safety information and correct and up-to-date safety data sheets from each supplier.
  • Better availability of the chemicals, since all system users are able to see whether a chemical is already being held in the University. Users can then borrow a product from a colleague and reduce purchases of “infrequent buys”.
  • To make it easier for all users to make structured risk assessments. An employer is responsible by law for ensuring that all potentially dangerous activities, where there is a risk of someone suffering ill health or an accident at work, are preceded by a written risk assessment.
  • Better control of the chemicals handled throughout the University, as the University will be able, at central level, to retrieve information about holdings of volumes of, for example, products requiring permits.
Inventory
An inventory will be held each year in January and February (1 January–28/29 February) when you will have to update your holdings in the system.
Training
Training sessions for new inventory officers and users are held regularly. All training is free of charge and can be given in English when requested.
Basic inventory officer  training
  • The KLARA system, introduction, background and purpose
  • How to carry out an inventory (step-by-step, basic level)
  • How to generate lists and reports
  • How to use the system to make risk assessments
Contact
Contact environment officer Margaretha Åkerholm for information, support or training:
Tel: 08-16 33 12
Email: margaretha.akerholm@su.se