Safety Services


Arrangements, procedures, policies and guidance

All published information supports the Health & Safety policy.

Guidance is written and issued by the University's professional health and safety advisors and addresses matters for which a more rigid procedure format is unsuitable. Guidance provides assistance to managers and safety advisors about how to comply with the University Arrangements or a legal requirement, where action is not prescribed.

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S2 form - CWC declaration 2017FormFri 24 Mar 2017, 08:22
S3 form - CWC declaration 2017FormFri 24 Mar 2017, 08:23
Safe Operation of Fume Cupboards (Fume Hoods Fume Cabinets)Guideline-
Safety Alert - Faulty Power Distribution UnitOtherThu 31 May 2018, 13:59
Safety Circular 01-2018 Changes to University Health and Safety Policy and related documentsOther-
Safety Circular 01/2018 Changes to University Health and Safety Policy and related documents (Sept)Other-
Safety Circular 01/2019 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (May)Guideline-
Safety Circular 02-2017 First Aid ArrangementsOther-
Safety Circular 02/2018 Supervision arrangement for research students (Oct)Other-
Safety Circular 02/2019 - Safe use of laser pointersOther-
Safety Circular 03-2017 Changes to University Health and Safety Policy and related documentsOtherFri 20 Oct 2017, 18:25
Safety Circular 04-2017 Availability of hepatitis B vaccineOtherFri 20 Oct 2017, 18:25
Safety Circular 05-2017 Laser cutters; managing the fire riskOtherThu 18 Jan 2018, 17:35
Safety Circular 2-2018 Supervision arrangements for research studentsOther-
Safety Circular 2005/01 - University health & safety policiesOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:26
Safety Circular 2005/02 - Transportation of liquid nitrogen in liftsOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:26
Safety Circular 2005/03 - SonicatorsOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:26
Safety Circular 2005/04 - TransilluminatorsOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:27
Safety Circular 2005/05 - Duties under COSHH 1994OtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:27
Safety Circular 2005/06 - Interactive white boardsOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:27
Safety Circular 2005/07 - Carbon dioxide cylindersOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:28
Safety Circular 2005/08 - Work at Height Regulations 2005OtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:28
Safety Circular 2005/09 - Monitoring of health & safety performanceOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:29
Safety Circular 2005/10 - Health & safety: the duty to superviseOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:29
Safety Circular 2005/12 - Hazardous Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2005OtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:30
Safety Circular 2005/13 - Student induction processesOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:31
Safety Circular 2005/14 - Containment Level 3 laboratoriesOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:31
safety Circular 2005/15 - Eye protection in laboratoriesOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:32
Safety Circular 2005/16 - H&S Website and University H&S Policy StatementOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:32
Safety Circular 2005/17 - Gas cylinders – colour codingOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:33
Safety Circular 2005/18 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for studentsOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:33
Safety Circular 2006/01 - New University H&S Code & Guidance: Fire SafetyOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:47
Safety Circular 2006/02 - Electric shock accident: Dimplex convection heaterOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:47
Safety Circular 2006/03 - New University Health & Safety CodesOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:47
safety Circular 2006/04 - Display screen equipment: poster for student clustersOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:48
Safety Circular 2006/05 - Interim guidance on student placementsOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:48
Safety Circular 2006/06 - New health and safety codes legislation and guidanceOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:49
Safety Circular 2006/07 - University Health & Safety Policy Statement annual reviewOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:49
Safety Circular 2006/08 - Violence at workOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:50
Safety Circular 2006/09 - Sending lab and workshop coats for launderingOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:51
Safety Circular 2006/10 - Registration Evaluation & Authorisation of Chemicals RegulationsOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:54
Safety Circular 2006/11 - Gas cylinders etc in firesOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:56
Safety Circular 2006/12 - Ladders and stepladdersOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:56
Safety Circular 2006/13 - New health and safety codes and guidanceOtherMon 27 Jun 2011, 14:57
Safety Circular 2006/14 - Evacuation Marshals: high visability vestsOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:25
Safety Circular 2006/15 - Health & safety aspects of staff inductionOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:24
Safety Circular 2006/16 - Use of ladders & work at heightOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:26
Safety Circular 2006/17 - Picric acidOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:27
Safety Circular 2007/01 - Picric acid & other desensitised explosivesOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:28
Safety Circular 2007/02 - Static MRI scanners / other systems using bulk cryogenic liquid coolantsOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:30
Safety Circular 2007/03 - Fire SafetyOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:30
Safety Circular 2007/04 - Biological and GM safety updateOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:30
Safety Circular 2007/05 - Health & safety in shared laboratories and biosecurityOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:31
Safety Circular 2007/06 - Fire Safety - green emergency break glass boxesOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:31
Safety Circular 2007/07 - Display Screen Equipment Regulations – workstation assessments on lineOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 16:11
Safety Circular 2007/08 - Streamlining of University policies: H&S Policy and Procedure etcOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:31
Safety Circular 2007/09 - Legionella – implications for academic teaching and researchOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:32
Safety Circular 2007/10 - University Procedure : Safeguarding Children on University PremisesOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:32
Safety Circular 2007/11 - Equipment left operating overnight etc.OtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:33
Safety Circular 2008/01 - Transport of Biological Material in private (and hire) vehicles - UK onlyOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:33
Safety Circular 2008/02 - H&S policy statement 2007/8OtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:33
Safety Circular 2008/03 - COSHH and risk assessmentsOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:34
Safety Circular 2008/04 - Health & safety training – 2 issuesOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:34
Safety Circular 2008/05 - Emergency evacuation procedures for disabled persons and PEEPsOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:34
Safety Circular 2008/06 - Recording of Local Health & Safety TrainingOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:35
Safety Circular 2008/07 - Emergency Evacuation Practices 2008/9OtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:35
Safety Circular 2008/08 - Survey of acetylene cylinders 2008OtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:35
Safety Circular 2008/09 - New University biosafety documentsOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:35
Safety Circular 2009/01 - REACHOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:36
Safety Circular 2009/02 - Use of pyrophoric substances in laboratoriesOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:36
Safety Circular 2009/03 - Appointment of Evacuation Marshals and other fire issuesOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:36
Safety Circular 2009/04 - Electric shock and fire risk from plug topsOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:37
Safety Circular 2009/05 - Biological safety developmentsOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:37
Safety Circular 2009/06 - Changes to the location of first aid signageOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:37
Safety Circular 2009/07 - UCEA Guidance on Student PlacementsOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:38
Safety Circular 2009/08 - Storage of biological samples in liquid nitrogenOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:38
Safety Circular 2009/09 - REACH UpdateOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:38
Safety Circular 2010/01 - Near miss reports 2009OtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:39
Safety Circular 2010/02 - H&S management across organisational boundariesOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:39
Safety Circular 2010/03 - Local health & safety induction trainingOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:39
Safety Circular 2010/04 - Use of substances that are carcinogenic mutagenic or reproductive toxinsOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:40
Safety Circular 2010/05 - Fire safety – Management issues identified by fire risk assessmentsOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:40
Safety Circular 2010/06 - HASMAP audit programmeOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:40
Safety Circular 2010/07 - Procurement of regulated substancesOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:40
Safety Circular 2010/08 - University H&S Policy & Procedure 2010-11OtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:41
Safety Circular 2010/09 - Procedure on Driving at WorkOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:41
Safety Circular 2010/10 - Ultra violet radiation from transilluminators and PPEOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:29
Safety Circular 2011/01 - Health & safety e-learningOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 15:23
Safety Circular 2011/02 - Biological Safety UpdateOtherThu 30 Jun 2011, 16:19
Safety Circular 2011/03 - Fire SafetyOther-
Safety Circular 2011/04 - Slips and trips strategy 2011Other-
Safety circular 2012/01 - Review of University H&S policy and procedure 2012OtherTue 4 Sep 2012, 12:38
Safety Circular 2012/02 - Legal updateOtherTue 4 Sep 2012, 12:38
Safety Circular 2012/03 - Pressure SystemsOtherTue 4 Sep 2012, 12:39
Safety Circular 2012/04 - Health & Safety Annual Monitoring ReportsOtherTue 4 Sep 2012, 12:39
Safety Circular 2012/05 - Interface between Estates & Facilities and University occupiersOther-
Safety Circular 2012/06 - Revised arrangements for emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs) for studentsOther-
Safety Circular 2012/07 - Revised arrangements for working with CMRsOther-
Safety Circular 2013/01 - UV protection – distribution of replacement Bollé visorsOther-
Safety Circular 2013/02 - Health & Safety Arrangements – New & Revised ChaptersOther-
Safety Circular 2013/3 Plastic bottles of concentrated nitric acidOther-
Safety Circular 2013/3 Rev 1 Plastic bottles of concentrated nitric acidOtherThu 17 Oct 2013, 09:32
Safety Circular 2014/01 - Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) – examination by a competent personOtherFri 14 Feb 2014, 17:52
Safety circular 2014/02 - New health & safety arrangements chapters and webpageOther-
Safety Circular 2014/03 Travelling abroad – the risk of terrorist attackOther-
Safety Circular 2014/04 - Vacating and occupying spaceOther-
Safety Circular 2014/5 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – eye protectionOther-
Safety Circular 2015/1 - Fire SafetyOther-
Safety Circular 2016-01 -Travelling abroad: the risk of terrorist attackOther-
Safety Circular 2017/01 Lone workingOther-
Safety Culture - guidance for managers on assessingGuideline-
Safety Matters Newsletter 1PublicationFri 1 Jul 2011, 16:35
Safety Matters Newsletter 2PublicationFri 1 Jul 2011, 16:35
Safety Matters Newsletter 3PublicationFri 1 Jul 2011, 16:35
Safety Matters Newsletter 4Publication-
Safety Matters Newsletter 5Publication-
Safety Matters Newsletter 6Publication-
Safety Services WorkplanReport-
Safety signsOtherTue 12 Aug 2014, 10:37
Safetydata sheet templateForm-
Schedule 1 controlled drugs list 2017Guideline-
Schedule 2 3 4 Part I 4 Part II and 5 controlled drugs listGuideline-
Selection Installation Maintenance and Operation of Microbiological Safety Cabinets in CL2 labsGuideline-
Selection Specification and Installation of Fume Cupboards (Fume Cabinets Fume Hoods)Guideline-
Self-inspection checklist for laboratories working with biological agentsForm-
Simon Building mercury measurements up to 8/5/2013OtherThu 16 May 2013, 14:54
Siting of oxygen depletion and CO2 monitors - Guidance onGuidelineFri 7 Jul 2017, 14:45
Skin sensitisers - guidance onGuidelineFri 13 Jan 2017, 11:30
Slips and trips - Guidance on preventingGuideline-
Specifying Safety Critical Welds - Guidance onGuidelineThu 9 Feb 2017, 13:20
Statistical annex to slip and trips strategy reportReport-
Statutory Inspection - Guidance onGuideline-
Strategy for reducing slips trips and falls (2011)ReportWed 19 Mar 2014, 15:38
Stress Assessment ToolForm-
Suggested h&s information for inclusion in school websitesOtherThu 16 Jun 2011, 13:36