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Departmental H&S for Students

These pages are intended as a quick link to certain health and safety information and related forms or policy documents. For a full list of college policies and procedures please see the main college website, the link to which is at the bottom of the page.

Geography Department, health and safety policy statement

Student regulations, policies and codes of practice

Fieldwork Risk Assessment

Risk assessment forms:
Both of the forms MUST be completed electronically, handwritten forms will be returned for revision.

Students: supervisors must be involved in the process and sign the form before being returned to Claire Mayers. Advice on completion can be sought from your supervisors or the Health and Safety coordinator (Claire Mayers)

Guidance documents:

The notes below are not intended to be an exhaustive list of hazards and control measures; they are to be used as an aid to completing the forms and to prompt consideration of the hazards relating to your own research and fieldwork.

First Aid

  • Who are the trained first aiders in Geography?

First Aid at Work trained staff:

Adrian Palmer
Marta Perez
Jenny Thornton
Jose Iñaki Valcarcel

Fieldwork First Aid trained staff:

Simon Blockley
Jenni Cole
Daniele Colombaroli
Bethan Davies
Vandana Desai
Mike Dolton
Katy Flowers
Anna Jackman
Malcolm Kelsey
Ian Matthews
Claire Mayers
Alice Milner
Jay Mistry
Oli Mould
Alasdair Pinkerton
Danielle Schreve
Jen Sherriff
Rachael Squire
Varyl Thorndycraft
Katie Willis

First aid trained staff in Geography can be identified on the 4x photo posters and are highlighted in green on the departmental emergency plans posted prominently around the department.

First aid is available in the department from trained staff for you or anyone you discover injured during the normal working day (9am-5pm.)

Outside of these times, call Security on their emergency number 444 (internal phone) or 01784 443888 (mobile).

Accident/incident report forms are available from the Health and Safety Coordinator, Claire Mayers in Room QB130.

Make sure you know:

- Your nearest first aiders

- The emergency contact numbers for the Security Office

- Your nearest telephone (if not in your immediate work area.)

- Where the Health Centre is on campus

- Where the accident forms are kept and when you should complete one.

Fire Safety

 Weekly fire alarm testing times in the Geography Department:




Assembly point



10:00 am




14:20 pm




14:45 pm


Munro Fox


11:15 am



Alarms will sound for up to 30 seconds. If they continue for longer exit the building and proceed to the assembly point.

Make sure you know:

- Your nearest emergency exit & alternative exits

- Your emergency exit routes

- Your nearest call point location (red box)

- Your building’s assembly point location and number

- Your nearest fire marshal

Use of DSE (Display Screen Equipment) or VDU's 


College Health and Safety


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