Certify or register equipment

Planning to work with equipment?

Before using equipment, ensure that you have completed the following:

  1. Register all research-related equipment (such as lasers, x-rays, BSCs, autoclaves, etc.) in the EHS database
  2. Read the equipment specifications and/or manual and note preventive maintenance schedule
  3. Complete training and demonstrate competencies required to operate the equipment safely

Complete maintenance and calibration activities as specified by the manufacturer.

Lasers, x-ray equipment, or BSCs

Your equipment will need to be certified or tested by EHS. Notify EHS or complete the appropriate form:

  • Email ehs.info@ualberta.ca to schedule certification of your cabinet or enclosure device

Work should not begin until all certification, permitting, or testing processes are complete.


In Alberta, autoclaves are regulated by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA).

All autoclaves over 42.5 L must have a Canadian Registration Number (CRN) that is valid in Alberta. To be valid, a CRN must contain a "2" or a "C" after the decimal point.

Examples of valid CRN: 1234.25, 1234.5c

Example of invalid CRN: 1234.5

For more information, contact ABSA or ehs.info@ualberta.ca