The University’s policy is to give the highest priority to safeguarding the health and safety of employees, students and any member of the public who may be affected by its operations. To this end a Health and Safety Policy has been implemented.
It is the University’s policy to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all its employees and students in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements.
It is your responsibility while involved in University activities either on or off campus:
A general ban on smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is in place throughout the University’s premises and any infringement of this ban may be regarded as a breach of discipline.
Each Faculty has a Health and Safety Committee which meets at least twice a year. These Faculty Health and Safety Committees can consider recommendations or complaints from you and recommend appropriate action. If you wish to raise a health and safety issue at a committee please contact the Faculty Office.
In the event of a fire in the University the information contained on the general Fire Action Notices dictate:
All staff, students and visitors are required to follow the directions on these notices which are posted throughout the University.
It is essential that you are aware of these instructions BEFORE a fire occurs and follow the instructions without hesitation in an emergency.
ON DISCOVERING FIRE (no matter how small)
DO NOT USE LIFTS
DO NOT STOP TO COLLECT PERSONAL BELONGINGS
DO NOT TAKE PERSONAL RISK
Fire Drills are used to test our procedures and ensure that they will work effectively and efficiently in a real emergency.
It is a legal requirement that we carry out fire drills.
It is imperative that everyone responds to the Fire Alarm and follows procedures without any hesitation.
Full co-operation in all Fire Drills is mandatory for all.
Misuse of the fire fighting equipment or alarm installations is a criminal offence and could endanger the lives of students and staff. Misuse will result in disciplinary action.
If you have an accident at the University, and require first-aid treatment, you should seek out the nearest first-aider. The names and location of first aiders are displayed on notices throughout the University.
If you cannot see such a notice, you should go to the main reception desk for assistance. You should be aware that all security and sports centre staff are required to be first aiders.
If you have an accident, whether you are injured or not, you should complete an accident report form (AR1), which is available at Faculty and School offices, reception desks, Sports Centres and online.
When you have completed your part (sections 1 & 2) of the form you should give the form to your academic superviser or other relevant member of staff.