Safety advice for Staff


Last update: August 2023

Many people like to socialise and have a good time during the summer months. 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 one of your friends 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.

If you have not already done so, please download the University’s safety and security app Safezone

Please can we ask when leaving your place of work a clear desk policy is implemented. 

Do not leave any items unattended and on show, ensure all doors / windows are left secure and when the last person has vacated the building, please ensure alarms are set.

If you observe any windows/doors open on any buildings or premises that shouldn’t be or anything suspicious then please remember that all incidents on campus and residences again should be reported in the first instance to Security Control using the blue SafeZone button or calling 0114 2224085 (24 hour).  For emergencies use the RED button on SafeZone or call 4444 (0114 222 4444).

We would remind everyone of our personal safety advice

Contact us

In case of emergency call: +44 114 222 4444

In non-emergencies: +44 114 222 4085