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Health and safety

Including our health and safety, fire safety and laser safety policies

While involved in College activities on or off campus it is the responsibility of students:

  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions
  • To comply with College policies and procedures and with arrangements the College has in place to control health and safety risks, including any information, instruction or training provided to them
  • To co-operate and comply with College policies and procedures, so far as is necessary, to enable any duty or requirement imposed upon the College by relevant statutory provisions to be performed or complied with
  • To not, without the consent of the member of staff in charge of the area or activity, introduce any equipment for use on College premises, alter any fixed installations, alter or remove health and safety notices or equipment, or otherwise take any action which may create hazards for employees of the College or for persons using the premises
  • Not to intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions
  • To use any protective equipment provided and work in accordance with any safety procedures provided by the College in connection with any of its activities; and
  • To report any incidents, accidents, unsafe conditions or work-related ill health which they become a ware of to the person responsible for the area or activity.

In addition to the above, the following restrictions apply:


students are not permitted to have barbeques on College premises. Barbeques are only permitted as part of an official College sponsored or run event in agreement with the College fire safety officer.


Students are not allowed to let off any form of fireworks on College premises.

Firearms and offensive weapons

The possession or use of rifles, air pistols or other types of firearm or offensive weapon is strictly forbidden anywhere on College property.

College electrical equipment

All College electrical wiring and equipment is tested and checked at regular intervals. Any repairs or modifications must only be made by College electrical staff. Students should not undertake any modifications or repairs themselves as this may constitute a serious electrocution or fire risk. All faulty equipment should be reported immediately to the person responsible for the area or activity.

Personal electrical equipment

Students are responsible for the electrical safety of any equipment you bring to the College and for any harm which may occur to anyone as a result of these items. Any equipment must be safe and comply with current European electrical safety standards. The College retains the right of inspection and confiscation of equipment found to be unsafe or specifically prohibited under College rules.

Laser pointers and pens

Must only be used as a pointing device for presentation purposes.Misuse, or use with malicious intent, has the potential for serious injury.


The College Fire Safety policy has specific prohibitions in respect of smoking in and around its buildings which must be complied with at all times.

Health and safety policy 

Confirms College commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment and sets out how this will be achieved.

Health and Safety Policy [PDF]

Fire Safety policy

Covers the general fire precautiions and safety duties required. Explains that smoking is prohibited in and within 5 metre of any College building or in any vehicle used on College business, including e-cigarettes.

Fire Safety Policy [PDF]

Laser safety rules

Sets out the College’s management arrangements for the use of lasers. It requires that the potential for harm to staff, students and other persons from work with laser equipment is either prevented, or where that is not reasonably practicable, is adequately controlled.

Laser safety rules [PDF]

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