Health & Safety Department

Workplaces / General

Guidance information and publications produced by the Health and Safety Department which are relevant to general health and safety and occupational hygiene issues.

 

Homeworking

Guidance on homeworking

Returning to the University estate

Guidance for staff returning to the University of Edinburgh estate following the Coronavirus outbreak

Office and library guidance

Safety guidance for office and library environments

Health and safety induction

Each member of staff should receive a health and safety induction session when starting in the University or when moving to a new Department / School.

Handover arrangements

Arrangements to follow when leaving the University or moving to a new role.

Personal Computing

Guidance information on using computers at work.

Health and Safety Law Poster

The University is required to display copies of the revised statutory ‘Health and Safety Law' poster at prominent locations throughout the University's buildings, or provide employees with a Health and Safety Law leaflet produced by the HSE.

Manual handling

Guidance and information on manual handling tasks at work.

Pregnancy

Guidance and advice for staff who are new or expectant mothers.

First aid

Requirements under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Lone and out of hours

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision.

Personal and home safety

Guidance and advice on personal and home safety.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Information on seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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