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.
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