Health & Safety Department

Work environment

Guidance on your work environment, including how to get advice and assistance with noise, temperature, lighting and ventilation issues.

Having the right work environment is well known to support you in having a productive day at work.  This section gives advice and guidance on what is considered suitable and who to contact if you do have any issues in the area you work.


Guidance and advice on noise in the workplace.


Health and Safety legislation states that the temperature in indoor workplaces during working hours shall be reasonable, although the Regulations do not specify a minimum or maximum temperature.


Guidance and advice on lighting in the workplace.

Indoor air quality / ventilation

Information about Indoor air quality / ventilation

Drinking water

Advice on the supply of drinking water in the University.

Legionella management

How the University manages the risk from legionella

Vibration hazard

Links to Code of practice and template risk assessment for any vibration hazards