Tell us about safety hazards on campus

Covid-19 update:

We’re working to government guidelines and with our own risk assessments to plan the safe return of colleagues to campus at the appropriate times.

For those already back working on campus, we have carried out comprehensive risk assessments and have strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place.

If you are working on campus and have any concerns about health and safety, it is really important that you tell us about them as soon as you become aware of any potential issues. We can then act on your feedback to ensure we keep our community safe.

For the latest return to campus and safety information, please visit our autumn term web pages.


Please also use the form below to tell us about any safety-related close calls, any hazards on campus that you've dealt with yourself, and any potential hazards that you need our help to sort out.

Last year, you prevented over 100 potential accidents by dealing with and reporting hazards and safety close calls. Whether it's a slippery walkway near the Arts Tower, sharp items in the general waste down in dentistry or some discarded packaging on a stairway at the Diamond, please tell us about it. These might seem like small things, but slips, trips and falls; falling and moving objects; and contact with sharp objects are the biggest causes of accidents and injuries at our University. 

We will use what you tell us to build an accurate picture of safety on campus and to take action where needed. We also want to be able to say thank you to colleagues who are helping to make our University a safer place to work.

Tell us about hazards now

Important information

  • You can also report minor workplace faults to the EFM helpdesk
  • Please remember that accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences and near misses, for example where you have slipped but not necessarily injured yourself, should continue to be reported via our online reporting system at sheffield.ac.uk/hs/accident within 24 hours of occurrence
  • For more serious safety or security incidents, contact Security Control on the 24-hour line 0114 22 24085, or in an emergency only, on 0114 222 4444

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