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The equipment considered in this Risk Assessment includes laboratory ovens, Bunsen burners, heating plates and mantles, steam oil, sand baths and hot air guns i.e. temperatures up to 800°C. The use of very high temperatures, furnaces, experimental rigs etc. must be covered by a separate Risk Assessment. Hazards Personal injury and burns from hot surfaces, liquids, vapors or flames. Sources of ignition both from hot surfaces, liquids or flames and from electrical components. Risks and who is likely to be injured? Contact burns are likely and may range from trivial to severe but most likely will affect only the user. Ignition or explosion is much less likely but may result in widespread injury to others. Precautions many heating appliances contain electrical elements (see the separate Risk Assessment "Use of Standard Electrical Equipment". If any heating device becomes so worn or damaged that the heating element is exposed, the device should immediately be taken out of service. All heating devices (apart from steam baths) must be kept well away from flammable material. Ovens with the exception of vacuum drying ovens, laboratory ovens rarely have any means of preventing the discharge of material volatilized within them. Thus it should be assumed that these substances will escape into the laboratory atmosphere but may also be present in sufficient concentration to form explosive mixtures within the oven itself. This hazard may be reduced by venting the oven to an exhaust system. Ovens should not be used to dry any chemical sample that has even moderate volatility and might pose a hazard because of acute or chronic toxicity unless the oven is constantly vented to a safe exhaust. Glassware rinsed in solvent poses a danger of explosion if dried in an un-vented oven. Bunsen Burners are used less and less in laboratories. The naked flame is liable to set off the fire alarm system if set in the line of sight of a flame detector. If used, care must be taken to shield the flame from the detector. The naked flame is a particularly hazardous ignition source and must never be used near open containers of flammable liquid or in environments where appreciable concentrations of flammable vapour may be present. A Bunsen flame may be difficult to see in bright sunlight. Blinds should be drawn to shade the flame. Hot Plates, Heating Mantles The state of the heating element should be checked. If the covering is broken or worn the equipment must not be used. If water or other liquid has been spilled onto the element, the equipment must be electrically checked before use. Steam, Oil and Sand Baths Extreme care must be taken to mount the baths in such a way that they cannot be overturned or that water cannot fall into an oil or sand bath causing hazardous splattering. For oil baths, secondary containment must be used to restrain any possible spills. Oil expands in volume when heated:- overfilling should be avoided. Material heated in such a bath should be mounted in such a way that it can be quickly and easily removed from the bath in an emergency. Oil must not be overheated so that it smokes or decomposes or is in danger of ignition. Proper labeling should identify the oil and its safe working temperature. Attention should be paid to the following:- the size and location of the bath, operating temperature and temperature control devices, the type of oil used, available ventilation, the method of cooling hot oil, storage of oil for reuse, proximity of water or chemicals. Steam baths present a danger of scalding from hot steam and care must be taken especially when mounting or removing reaction vessels. In all cases, when using such apparatus, proper protective equipment must be worn i.e. lab. coat, safety glasses and gloves. Hot Air Guns Laboratory hot air guns contain an electrically heated element that typically glows red hot. Also, on-off switches and motors are rarely spark free. For these reasons, hot air guns present as serious an ignition hazard as a naked flame and must never be used near open containers of flammable liquid or in environments where appreciable concentrations of flammable vapour may be present e.g. over glassware rinsed in solvent. The air emerging from a heat gun is very hot indeed and is invisible and so the front end should be treated with all the respect due to a blow torch.

Training requirement The use of some of these heating devices i.e. steam baths, Bunsen burners, hot plates and heating mantles is part of Undergraduate training. In the remaining cases, training should be given by a competent person. Level of Risk Remaining with the proper training, the level of risk is low although constant vigilance is necessary to avoid injury and possibly serious burns.


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Manufacturers & Suppliers of Lab Heat Equipment
Star Laboratories
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  jar test apparatus, heating mantles, glass distillation apparatus, centrifuge machine, digital conductivity meter, digital colony counter, polarimeters
Address :73 B, Preet Nagar,Ambala Cantt. Ambala Haryana
Phone : 91-0171-2602631   Mobile No: 9416020432/9812046340
Website: http://www.starlabs.co.in

Saraswati Heater
Manufacturers and Exporters of  heating mantles
Address :5-9-262 / 3 / D, Rajeev Gandhi Nagar, Prashanti Nagar, Ida Kukatpall Hyderabad
Phone : +91-40-64594292   Mobile No: +91-9848534044
Vaishali Industry
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  laboratory glassware, laboratory heating mantles, rotary flask shaker, serological water bath
Address :Nanhera Road P.O. Kuldeep Nagar Haryana
Phone : 91-171-2612211   Mobile No: 9813291411
Website: http://www.vaishaliindustry.in

M/s Rajat Scientific Instruments
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  laboratory water bath, rectangular double walled water bath, refrigerated water bath
Address :J - I I / 13, Sanjay Market, Wazirpur New Delhi Delhi
Phone : 91-11-65783083   Mobile No: +91-9213083083
Website: http://www.rajatscientificinstruments.in

Genist Technocracy Pvt. Ltd.
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  heating mantles, malting point apparatus
Address :Barwala Road, Opposite Mitter Dharam Kanta, Dera Bassi, Dist.- Mohali Punjab
Phone : +91-172-4980000   Mobile No: +91-9780881119
Website: http://www.genisttech.in

Omkar Scientific Laboratory Instrument
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  laboratory heating mantles, pour point apparatus
Address :Gala No. 7, Shanti Devi Chawl, Shukla Compound, Link Road, Behram Baug, Jogeshwari. Mumbai
Mobile No: 9867873050
Website: http://www.omkarlabinstruments.com

M/s N. K. Joshi & Co.
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  water bath, extraction jeldhal apparatus, jeldhal apparatus, heating mantles
Address :5, Rama Niwas Sakharam Kir Road Mumbai Maharashtra
Science Pvt ltd
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  Anatomy Charts, Lab Heat Equipment, Diagnostic Equipment, Surgical Head Mirrors, Surgical Tweezers, Surgical Loupes, Surgical Blades, Surgical Electrodes, Surgical Knife, Surgical Scalpels, Surgical Rongeurs, Surgical Tray, Dissecting Pins, Surgical Scopes, Surgical Drills, Surgical Elevators, Surgical Stapler, Surgical Chisels, Surgical Instruments & Goods, Diagnostic Equipment, Dental Equipment & Supplies, Respiratory Equipment & Products, Autoclave & Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Orthopaedic Instruments, Anaesthesia Equipment & Products, Medical Disposables, Gynecological Instruments, Hospital Garments, Ophthalmology Instruments, ENT Instruments, Urological Instruments, Hospital Holloware, Apparatus, Burets, Pipettes, Lab bottles, Plastic Beaker, Volumetric Flask, Centrifuge Tubes, Plastic Lab Bottles, Stereo Microscope, Dissecting Microscope, Surgical Microscope, Stereoscopic Microscope, Refractometers, Calorimeter, Electrochemical Instruments, Crucible, Mortar sets, Porous Pots, Spotting Plates, Beehive Shelves, Crucible, Mercury Troughs, Spotting Plates
Address :Science Pvt ltd new delhi Delhi India
Dolphin Laboratory Supplies
Manufacturers and Exporters of  laboratory glassware, laboratory apparatus, test tubes, beakers, micrometers, melting point apparatus, heating mantles, flasks
Address :#123-B, Mati Das Nagar, Chennai Haryana
hospital garment pvt ltd
Manufacturers and Exporters of  Laboratory Equipment & Products, Physics Lab Equipment, Pulley, Scientific Calculator, Ammeter, Laboratory Glassware, Apparatus, Burets, Pipettes, Lab Bottles, Laboratory Plasticware, Plastic Beaker, Volumetric Flask, Analytical Instruments, Refractometers, Calorimeter, Lab Heat Equipment, Lab Sound Equipment, Medical Instruments & Equipment, Anaesthesia Equipment & Products, Anaesthesia Machines, Anesthesia Masks, Autoclave & Sterilizers, Sterilization Equipment, I.V. Sets, Suction Tube, Compass, Rheostat, Breast Pump, Endometrial Curettes, Gynecological Testing, Hysteroscopic Equipment, Abortion Set, Intrauterine Devices, Laparoscopic Equipment, Vacuum Extractors, Gynecological Curettes
Address :hospital garment pvt ltd Delhi India
Alcon Scientific Industries
Exporters of  pharmacy heating mantles, laboratory glassware, hospital beds
Address :4375, Science Market Ambala Haryana
KFW Scientific Industries
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  laboratory microscopes, electron microscopes, surgical microscopes, optical microscopes, heating mantles, centrifuge machine, laboratory glassware, flasks, conical measure, glass funnels, beakers
Address :102-b Ram Nagar Ambala Cantt. AMBALA Haryana
Testing science pvt ltd
Manufacturers and Exporters of  Laboratory Equipment & Products, Physics Lab Equipment, Pulley, Scientific Calculator, Ammeter, Laboratory Glassware, Apparatus, Burets, Pipettes, Lab Bottles, Laboratory Plasticware, Plastic Beaker, Volumetric Flask, Analytical Instruments, Refractometers, Calorimeter, Lab Heat Equipment, Lab Sound Equipment, Medical Instruments & Equipment, Anaesthesia Equipment & Products, Anaesthesia Machines, Anesthesia Masks, Autoclave & Sterilizers, Sterilization Equipment,
Address :Testing science pvt ltd new delhi delhi India
Suyog Scientific & Electricals
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  heating mantles
Address :Gala No. 004, Trimurti Sadan Thane
Raja Exports(india)
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  biology lab equipment, heating mantles, analytical instruments, hospital equipment and laboratory glassware, biology heating mantles, laboratory glassware
Address :5497/98, Nicholson Road, Nr Classic Hotel Ambala Punjab
Rajesh Electrical & Engineering Works
Manufacturers and Suppliers of  heating mantles
Address :Gate No. 706, Behind Hotel Sagar, Kudalewadi, Chikhali Pune Maharashtra
Surya Labequip
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  laboratory heating mantles, water bath
Address :New Gh-6/60 Paschim Vihar New Delhi Delhi
Vision Lab Equipments
Manufacturers and Suppliers of  lab stirrers, heating mantles
Address :House No5-5-35/97/b, Prasnthi Nagar, Kukatpally Industrial Area, Dist. Kukatpally Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh
S. A. Electricals & Co.
Manufacturers,Exporters and Suppliers of  heating mantles, water baths
Address :L-8/121, M.h.b. Colony, Opposite. Shahu College, Laxmi Nagar Pune Maharashtra
Usexports
Manufacturers and Exporters of  water bath, heating mantles
Address :29 Masque Colony 5th Street,Maduvinkaraiguindy-600032 Chennai Tamil Nadu