University of Hull Health and Safety

By | 15th June 2017

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University of Hull Health and Safety

University of Hull Health and Safety

Health and Safety

The University in its Health and Safety Policy recognises that safety is an essential part of all its activities. The University’s aim is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare at work of all its staff, students and visitors so far as is reasonably practicable. With this in mind, staff are encouraged to set a high standard for safety by personal example so that students leaving the University take with them an attitude of mind which accepts good safety practice as normal. For their part, students of the University should conduct themselves in a safe manner, in accordance with the University’s Health and Safety Policy and Codes of Practice, copies of which are available in all departments and sections of the University.

The following advice represents good safe practice and should be followed by all students:

  • Make sure you are familiar with the fire procedures in the buildings you use both on the campuses and in your place of residence.
  • If you work in laboratories familiarise yourself with the laboratory safety regulations and ensure you follow the safety procedures outlined to you in your induction.
  • Always switch off electrical appliances at the main socket after use, not simply on the appliance.
  • All University electrical wiring and equipment is tested and checked at regular intervals. Any repairs or modifications must only be made by University electrical staff. It is an offence to do any modifications or repairs yourself and may constitute a serious electrocution or fire risk.
  • Electrical circuits should not be overloaded; if in doubt ask for advice.
  • Only proprietary brands of electrical appliances are allowed in University premises. You may be held responsible for any harm which may occur to anyone as a result of equipment you bring into the University.
  • Where there are gas appliances, be careful to turn them off after use, particularly in sleeping accommodation.
  • Report any faulty or malfunctioning equipment immediately and ensure that no one else can use it until a repair has been carried out.
  • Oil-fired heaters are particularly dangerous and are not allowed on University premises.
  • Lighted candles have caused numerous fires and their use in University premises is forbidden.
  • All campus buildings have first-aid facilities. It is in your interest to find out where the first-aid boxes are situated and who are the first-aiders in the areas you frequent. Notices to this effect are posted around the buildings and there is a full list of all University first-aiders in the back of the internal telephone directory.
  • All accidents should be reported to a responsible person in the area where they occur as soon as possible after their occurrence. This includes any accident occurring in University-owned areas and elsewhere when involved in activities which are part of your course (eg field trips).
  • Make sure you know the positions of the nearest telephones for use in emergencies. For additional help in emergencies, the University Report Centre is open 24 hours a day every day and can be reached by telephoning 5555 (or 465555 from a public exchange).

Health and Safety

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The Estates Directorate has responsibility for managing all aspects of Health and Safety arising from and in connection with all University buildings, plant and machinery, building services, grounds and playing fields.

Close links have been established with the University’s Health and Safety Services to ensure this is managed pro-actively.