Safety advice for Staff


Last update: March 2024

If you have not already got it on your phone, please download the University’s safety and security app SafeZone

Please be vigilant and be aware of tailgating when entering and leaving your work building or premises. 

Where possible, ensure your desk is clear at the end of the day and do not leave any items unattended and on show, ensure all doors and windows are left secure. Please make every effort to lock rooms and areas (if possible) when they are not in use, and to ensure internal swipe doors and fire exits are kept secure. If relevant, ensure intruder alarms are set when the last person has vacated the building or premises.

If you observe any doors or windows left open or witness suspicious activity across site then please remember that you can contact Security Control on our 24-hour line: 0114 2224085 or for emergencies only, call 0114 2224444.

Security Management team are engaging with University EFM departments to promote the benefits of using our Safezone system and app. If you wish to get involved and want further information, please email

The Security Services webpages have lots of advice on keeping yourself and your property safe.

We would remind everyone of our personal safety advice

Many people like to socialise with friends and colleagues. This could mean going to a pub, club, a music festival, or event but this does not necessarily mean that alcohol would be involved.

However, given that some people do like to drink alcohol when they go out this can put you at serious risk of harm in the form of drink spiking.

If you feel that you or someone you are with have had a drink spiked, remember that every second counts, so react fast, go to a place of safety, call an ambulance, and report the incident to the security team and the police.

Contact us

In case of emergency call: +44 114 222 4444

In non-emergencies: +44 114 222 4085