Health and safety topics

Explore our collection of health and safety topics. These contain important information that helps protect our University community from harm.

Learn about asbestos and the actions the University is taking to ensure that all our buildings are safe.

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Learn about the University's biological safety and containment requirements.

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Find out about chemical safety, including how to transport and store chemicals, important rules to follow and more.

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These can cause serious harm. Learn about the hazards and how to protect yourself and others.

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Find out more about electrical safety, including our requirements, training and general information.

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Stop, think, act! Learn more about how you can protect yourself and others in an emergency situation.

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We have an obligation to ensure all safety contingencies are planned for and managed when hosting an event.

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Field activities are vital to learning and teaching, but it is essential that safety measures including risk assessments are undertaken.

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Find out about fire emergencies, fire fighting, our buildings' safety systems, prevention and more.

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Find out where to get the information you need to stay safe around gas when working or studying at the University.

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Find out more about general health and safety issues at the University, including vehicle safety and manual handling.

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Find out more about how University staff and students work side by side to maintain a high standard of health and safety.

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Workplace inspections are one way in which the University monitors and measures its health and safety performance.

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Find out how to manage your work or non-work related injury, so you can get as much help to recover as possible.

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The rules, procedures and guidelines for our labs help to keep you safe.

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Learn more about laser safety, including our official standard and the processes and guidelines that support it.

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Find out more about machinery and plant safety, including our standard and the procedures you must follow.

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Always follow safe working practices to help you avoid injuries caused by manual handling.

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Learn about the actions you can take before, during and after a natural disaster emergency to help yourself and others.

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Learn about how you can manage and control hazards in the office and the general work environment.

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Explore how to stay safe and well, including what to do in an emergency situation.

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Read our overarching Health, Safety and Wellbeing policy, and the collection of University standards and procedure documents that support it.

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Get safety information on ionising radiation and ultraviolet light, and be sure to follow our guidelines to help prevent harm.

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Make sure you report concerns, incidents and hazards as soon as possible. It's information that helps keep everyone safe.

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Discover our range of health, safety and wellbeing resources for staff and students.

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Learn more about risk assessments, an important step in protecting yourself and others. They are also a legal requirement.

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We have a range of workshops available to help staff gain greater knowledge of key health, safety and wellbeing issues.

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The University uses vehicles for many of its operations. Find out more about how to operate vehicles safely.

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Find out more about how to stay safe when undertaking water activities.

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Learn more about safely working at heights, with information from our official standard and more.

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