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Health, safety and risk

The primary functions of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 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 policy of the School to pursue the highest standards of Health and Safety in all of its activities.

See the University Health and Safety web pages and the University Health and Safety Policy Statement and Organisation.

The School Compliance team can advise all staff and students on health and safety and risk assessments. Contact them via

The allocation of duties for safety matters and the particular arrangements for implementing the policy are set out in the School's Health and Safety Policy below. The 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.

SALC Health and Safety policy

Your safety responsibilities

Mandatory Induction for Staff 

The staff and students of the School are expected to do all that is reasonably practicable to ensure that the requirements of current legislation and University health and safety policy are implemented.

All staff, whether new to or transferring within the University should receive and understand health and safety information as part of the general induction into the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

This will cover:

  • Completion of the short mandatory e-learning course, THS1E delivered online;
  • Relevant local information, given by the line manager/supervisor; and
  • Local induction delivered by School Safety Advisor(s).

Mandatory Induction for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Students

SALC11230 Health and Safety Induction - This short Health and Safety Module will familiarise you with the University's Guidelines on Health and Safety on Campus. It can be found in your list of courses on Blackboard. 

The School monitors student completion rates and takes action to ensure all students complete the course. For all Schools there is a University Key Performance Indicator (KPI) of 100% completion.

The UG/PGT health and safety induction modules are

  1. University Expectations
  2. Your Safety
  3. Practical Work (including fieldwork)
  4. Placements

Modules 1 and 2 are mandatory for all UG & PGT students.

Modules 3 & 4 are optional and taken by UG & PGT students where relevant.

SALC11250 Wellbeing and Diversity - In this online module, we cover all the essential people and support services you should know about to support your physical and mental health and wellbeing on campus throughout your degree. 

Mandatory Induction for Postgraduate Research (PGR) Students

The following health and safety e-learning module is mandatory for postgraduate research students:

  • PGR-IND001 - University expectations, your safety, and principles of risk assessment

All other modules are dependent on the student’s project and on standard School pathways:

More information and course registration details can be found on the PGR Handbook and the Safety Services PGR pages.