Health and Safety

Health and Safety Code of Practice

The University is committed to provide as required by law a safe environment whilst you are a student on its premises. The code of practice booklet can be found at and this outlines your responsibilities regarding Health and Safety whilst you are on the course, therefore you should take time to read this booklet.

Procedure in the Event of an Accident

The Policy within the University of Sheffield is that all accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences and near misses arising out of, or in connection with, your studies at the university shall be reported via the University’s online reporting system within 24 hours of occurrence. To report an accident, incident, dangerous occurrence or near miss go to: although your unit/programme lead/personal tutor will need to know and can assist you with reporting.

The School Health and Safety Officer is Tracey Pacan: 0114 2222 058.

Procedure in an Incident

This includes reporting of suspect criminal, noise complaints, incidents of a medical nature, whether its mental health issues or physical injuries, any other suspicious incidents of a security, safety or welfare nature.

All incidents on the academic campus or student residences should be reported in the first instance to Security Control on our 24-hour line 0114 222 4085 (ext 24085) or in an emergency only 0114 222 4444 (ext. 4444).  Visit their website to find out more

Safety/Attendance Register

When attending taught study days, all course members must sign the register which will be brought into class by the Lecturer. This register is used to check who is on site in case of fire and other emergencies, as well as for attendance monitoring and reporting.

Fire Procedure

The assembly point will depend on the site. Please ensure you are aware of this on your first day. Information on what you should do in case of fire can be found at

Fire Assembly Points A new detailed interactive map showing the locations of all defibrillators (AEDs) and fire assembly points across the University campus has been created and is available on the Health & Safety web page. To view, please go to the following link:
Student Safety

The SSID provide a lot of information about staying safe at home, in Sheffield, online and more.  You can find out more at