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Health and Safety Office

Supporting our people in improving safety and maintaining a healthy community.

Welcome to the Health and Safety Office at Royal Holloway, University of London.

We provide comprehensive advice and assistance across the broad subject of occupational health and safety, including fire safety. We help ensure the College complies with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and that studying, working, or visiting the college is not at the detriment to anyone’s health, safety, or wellbeing.

The college’s philosophy for health and safety is summarised as POLAR BEAR.

POLAR is the what the college expects from all of its students and staff while BEAR is how the Health and Safety Office will support students and colleagues.

Click here to find out more about POLAR

Click here to find out more about BEAR


Latest Health and Safety Updates

Information on the most recent developments and changes to H&S at the college. Includes information on Covid-19.


Policies and Procedures

Find out about the College H&S policy, new and existing policies and procedures (including current consultations) and the H&S committees


Advice on health and safety

Find out who to contact for advice in the Health and Safety Office and in your Department


Fire safety

The College Fire Safety Officer provides comprehensive guidance and advice to all departments on fire safety management.


Risk Assessment

All you need to know about risk assessment and how to get help


Compliance and Inspection

Information on legionella, asbestos, LOLER, PUWER, pressure vessels etc.


Health and Safety Training

Find out about the training organised through the Health and Safety Office


Info for Managers


Info for Department H&S Co-ordinators



Mental Health, Stress and Wellbeing

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Business Continuity and Emergency Planning







Contact us 

To email the Health and Safety Office, please click here.

Emergency telephone numbers:

Dial ext 444 from an internal phone.
Dial 01784 443888 from an external line/mobile.

AED locations:

Campus map with AED locations.


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