School of GeoSciences

School of Geosciences Health and Safety

The School aims to provide and maintain a safe and healthy working environment in which our research and teaching can flourish.

Our Health & Safety Policy covers all aspects of the School's activities and is available from the menu on the left. The left-hand menu also provides direct links to frequently used documents and information.

The School's Health & Safety Manager is John Watt

A Summary of Safe Practice

A professional approach requires:

  • AWARENESS Be aware of:
    • nearest fire alarm
    • nearest fire-fighting equipment
    • nearest first-aider
    • nearest first-aid box
    • what your neighbour (in the office, laboratory, or in the field) is doing
  • PLANNING Think ahead:
    • assess risks
    • take action to minimise risks
    • define contingency measures
  • CALMNESS IN AN EMERGENCY Be familiar with emergency procedures. You are more likely to act calmly if you know what you are supposed to do.
  • RESPONSIBILITY You are responsible for:
    • your own health and safety
    • the effect of your actions on the health and safety of your colleagues
    • taking action to report problems or potential problems