Health and Safety
The University has a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of staff, students and visitors. As an individual, you will be required to undergo compulsory training in procedures to be adopted in the event of a fire and for working in the School outside normal working hours. You may also be required to attend other appropriate training courses as determined by your Supervisor and the Safety Officer. Your Supervisor will discuss this with you, and provide you with more detailed information.
The School Safety Officer is Cheryl Oliver x 20871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Should I be away from the office and you require any advice, please contact your Section Safety Officer:
|HSR||x26123 or x20751|
|PH||Sue Wilson or Catherine Grinold||
x20776 or x20811
|PGR's||Emma Cordell||x 26302|
Health and Safety Induction
The University of Sheffield is committed to ensuring that every person employed is provided with sufficient health and safety information and training to enable them to do their work safely. Accordingly new employees are to be provided with a formal health and safety induction in addition to the HR induction.
This health and safety induction process must be refreshed when employees transfer from other Departments/Sections or returning after a lengthy period of absence (eg. career break, maternity leave and long term ill-health).
The completion of the course will be captured against each individual and recorded in Health & Safety’s central training record database.
The online course can be found by clicking on the following link: -
Fire Safety - Regent Court
Fire Safety - Innovations Centre
Staff should report any risks or concerns to the Centre Manager, Allan Wood, or Building Administrator, Jayne Taylor, so the Innovation Centre can investigate and take remedial action if necessary.
For further information about the meeting point please see the 'Downloads' section to the right.
Fire Safety - West Court
ScHARR has five first aid boxes in Regent Court. Details of their location and who keeps them stocked are as follows;
Current First Aiders are:
*not First Aiders but consultants in A&E
If for any reason you cannot locate a First Aider in Regent Court, a list is available of nearby contacts in the 'Downloads' section who are qualified to assist.
If you require additional first aid contents please contact email@example.com
Accidents and Emergencies
Any incident requiring emergency medical, fire or police attendance should be reported immediately. The University emergency telephone number is: 4444 and is manned 24 hours per day or alternatively dial 999.
If an incident, such as a crime or attempted crime occurs, then you must also report the matter to Security Services x24085 on an internal phone or 0114 22 24085 on a mobile phone or Cheryl Oliver. This is necessary in order to assist the police and University Security Services. Incidents, such as theft, vandalism, gas and water leaks, should be reported immediately. Please note that Security Services have a well documented way of reporting crime at the University of Sheffield and their staff are well trained in asking the right questions in order to ascertain the relevant information.
To report a non-emergency or antisocial behaviour dial 101.
All accidents that occur on the premises, however small, should be reported in the first instance using the online procedures.
If you are unsure about any accident that may need reporting, please contact Cheryl Oliver for advice x 20871
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
DSE and Workplace Inspection
Information on Health and Safety matters relating to the use of Display Screen Equipment is available via the 'Downloads' link.
Each Section has its own Display Screen Assessor, who will be able to offer specific advice if you use a display screen on a regular basis.
Karen Beck (DTS)
Joanne Turner (HSR)
Richard Simmonds (HSR)
Cheryl Oliver (PGR's)
Out of Hours
Normal working hours are 0730 hrs to 1800 hrs Monday to Friday.
Please note under no circumstances should any member of staff or student be working in the building out of hours without completing the out of hours training.
Swipe cards enabling out of hours access will be activated once training has been undertaken. Please contact ScHARR Reception to activate UCard once training has been completed.
Emergency services can be contacted out of hours by dialling 4444 on an internal phone or 0114 22 24444 on a mobile phone.
For information on training please see link below
A safety inspection of the School must be completed annually. This inspection will conducted by the School Safety Officer, your relevant section safety officer as well as the School DSE assessor. A record of the findings will be made and a copy sent to the Dean to review and ensure appropriate action has been taken to rectify the findings. You will be given prior notice as to when it will be carried out but please be as accommodating as possible during the inspection.
Workplace Health & Wellbeing
The University Staff Occupational Health service advises on all matters concerning the effects of work on health.
Individual personal preferences makes it difficult to specify an environment which satisfies everyone.
The ideal temperature in a workplace should be 16-19°C, the minimum being 13°C.
There is no recommended maximum temperature. Should you be experiencing any form of heat stress, please refer to link below: