Policies and guidance

The following pages contain the University's Health and Safety Standards including links to relevant documents, forms and training. 

StandardApproval date
Accident and incident reporting Approved August 2014
Asbestos Approved May 2014
Bottled gas and cryogenic gases Approved October 2014
Carriage of dangerous goods (CDG) Approved January 2015
Children, young people and vulnerable adults on campus  
Confined spaces Approved May 2016
Control of contractors Approved February 2015
Control of substances hazardous to health (CoSHH) Approved July 2014
Dangerous substances and explosive atmosphere regulations (DSEAR) Approved April 2015
Display screen equipment (DSE) Approved July 2017
Diving for scientific and archaeological research and teaching Approved May 2016
Driving at work Approved July 2016

Event management

Approved July 2017
Fieldwork Approved April 2015
Fire Safety management standard (PDF) Approved May 2014
First aid Approved March 2014
Gas - management of utlity gas Approved February 2015
Genetically modified organisms (contained use of) Approved October 2017 
Health and safety management Approved March 2014
Health surveillance Approved June 2015
High voltage electricity (HV) Approved February 2015
Hydrofluoric acid - use, storage and disposal of HF Approved January 2015
Legionella Approved January 2015
Lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations (LOLER) Approved February 2015
Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) Approved April 2015
Lone working Approved July 2014
Manual handling Approved October 2014
Managing Mental Wellbeing and Resilience at Work ‌(Stress) Approved November 2014


Updated March 2015


Approved June 2015
New and expectant mothers Approved May 2014
Noise at work Approved January 2015
Pets and Domestic Animals on Campus Approved July 2015
Portable Electrical Appliance Inspection and Testing (PAT) Approved October 2014
Pressure Systems In consultation
Provision and use of work equipment (PUWER) Approved February 2015

Radiation safety management

Updated March 2016

Approved April 2016

Approved May 2015

Slips, trips and falls Approved July 2014
Smoking policy Approved February 2015
Vibration at work Approved January 2015
Working at height Approved May 2015

Please note: We are currently in the process of updating and reviewing our Health and Safety standards following the approval of our new Health and Safety policy