Welcome to the University's Health, Safety and Wellbeing web-pages which have been designed to provide staff, students and visitors with the information they need to live, work, research, teach and learn safely: free from harm, injury or illness.
If you have any queries or comments on these pages please e-mail Health and Safety Helpdesk.
Following the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in Southern and Central America the World Health Organization have declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency. According to the NHS the Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infection, which isn't harmful in most cases. However, it may be harmful for pregnancies, as it has been potentially linked to birth defects – specifically, abnormally small heads (microcephaly) in new born infants.
Before travelling to any area potentially affected by the Zika virus staff and students are advised to seek travel health advice from their GP/practice nurse or a travel clinic ideally six to eight weeks prior to planned departure date. Detailed travel health advice for any destination is also available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) websites.
Please note that a safety alert on defective tumble dryers has been published which can be accessed via the link to the right.
New guidance aimed at those working with biological materials is now available which provides advice on the sterilisation & disinfection of waste
The working with computers pages now include advice on how to prevent aches and pains, a detailed self-assessment and advice on where you can buy replacement equipment
The Asbestos Management Policy and Electrical Safety Policy are currently under review.
Guidance to support women who are trying to conceive and new/expectant mothers aimed at supporting a continuation of work or study without putting mother or baby at risk. Here you will find information for new/expectant mothers and advice for line managers, supervisors and tutors.
Evacuation procedures have been established for the Gibbet Hill campus which include the implementation of the Evacuation Tag System, and the creation of a Local Incident Response Team.
In case of an emergency call Security on x22222 from a land line or (024765 22222 from a mobile phone)