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 https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hs/policies 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: www.sheffield.ac.uk/hs/accident although your unit/programme lead/personal tutor will need to know and can assist you with reporting.
|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 https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/security/incident-reporting
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.
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 https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hs/fire
|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: https://ssid.sheffield.ac.uk/hs/|
The SSID provide a lot of information about staying safe at home, in Sheffield, online and more. You can find out more at www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/safety