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Health, safety and risk

The primary functions of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (the School) are research and teaching but these aims must be achieved, so far as is reasonably practicable, with no adverse effect on the health and safety of any member of staff, associate or student or external related to the University.

It is the aim of the School to comply with the University’s general health and safety policy statement; to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for all staff and students; and to provide information, training and supervision necessary for these purposes. The minimum standards to be adopted are those laid down in statutory legislation and associated codes of practice.

The allocation of duties for safety matters and the particular arrangements for implementing the policy are set out in this document. School requires all individual members to actively contribute to a safer working and teaching environment. At the very minimum this involves staff and students providing risk assessments of activities, and defining and following suitable control measures.

Members of the Schools work in a variety of environments including class rooms, laboratories as well as overseas.  The School staff and students engage with international field trips and they regularly conduct their research and studies off campus.  It is important that School maintain this diversity with full regard to the health and safety of all involved.

Alessandro Schiesaro, Head of School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


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