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Health and Safety Matters

This page contains important information for all postgraduate students on Health and Safety matters.

At the sound of a continuous alarm ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS MUST leave by the nearest exit. The fire assembly point is the International Manufacturing Centre (IMC) Concourse. Do not re-enter the building until TOLD it is safe to do so. The fire alarm is tested each Monday morning around 8am and evacuation is not necessary at that time if the alarm stops after a short time.

 

Accident Report Forms

If you are involved in or observe a potentially dangerous occurrence or incident, either in the Institute or involving equipment owned by the Institute, you must report this whether or not anyone was injured. A form may be obtained from the General Office. Return completed forms to the Departmental Safety Officer (Nav Patel). You must also complete an entry in an Accident Book, held in the General Office.

Children

Children should not be brought into the Institute routinely. Anyone bringing a child into the Institute is responsible for that child’s safety whilst he/she is on the premises. Please be extra vigilant in the Common Room and the Street where there are balconies.

Electrical Equipment

All portable electrical equipment brought into the Institute should be checked before it is used (contact the General Office to make arrangements).

Fire safety

Please familiarise yourself with exit points in the buiding and the location of fire extinguishers in case of emergencies.

At the sound of a continuous alarm ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS MUST leave by the nearest exit. The fire assembly point is the International Manufacturing Centre (IMC) Concourse . Do not re-enter the building until TOLD it is safe. The fire alarm is tested each Monday morning around 8am and evacuation is not necessary at that time if the alarm stops after a short time.

First Aid

Contact details of the first aiders are available from the General Office and on the Health & Safety noticeboard in the Common Room. First aid kits are kept in the General Office. If an accident occurs outside normal office hours telephone the main Security Lodge on 22083. For all emergencies that require the Fire, Police or Ambulance services please contact the Security Lodge on 22222 (emergencies only) so that prompt access to the building can be provided. Otherwise you may ring 999 directly but please let the Security Lodge know so they may direct the service to the building. If you do have an accident please ensure that you complete an accident form as soon as possible after the event.

Medical care

Please make sure that you register with a Doctor, either on Campus or locally. In the event of you needing emergency medical care complications can arise if you are not registered.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in any area of the building or on outside balconies. In addition, please be aware that smoking is forbidden outside the building if the smoke is liable to drift through open doors and windows or inconvenience people leaving or entering the building. So please be considerate to your colleagues by smoking away from such areas.

Safety

A copy of the University Safety Policy may be found at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/healthsafetywellbeing

The page includes a link to 'Topic Guidance' which lists various items which you should be aware of e.g. computer workstations.

It is important that all members of the Institute observe safe working practices and inform the Department Safety Officer (Nav Patel) if they see anything giving cause for concern. A health and safety noticeboard is in the kitchen.