The responsibility for the provision of a safe working environment and the completion of Risk Assessments to preserve that environment is the responsibility of each Head of School acting through a designated School Safety Adviser. High standards of Health and Safety are essential. Compliance with legal requirements is regarded as the minimum acceptable standard and continued improvements are constantly sought.
All new members of staff must go through the preliminary School induction process organised by the Gareth Young, School Induction Coordinator and School Safety Advisor.
You must also have a detailed discussion with your supervisor covering all aspects of the work you will be undertaking, including careful consideration of safety issues. This must also take place on each occasion you propose using a new technique.
Read the Local Safety Rules (Word 488 KB), sign and return the declaration at the end of the document (return to Gareth Young).
Managing stress at work - further information can be found on this link
All new members of staff who are going to work with GM material must contact the School Safety advisors before they start work.
Before work begins, users must have read and be familiar with the schools own local Safety Rules for use of genetically modified organisms and be registered with the UOB– forms available from the UOB Safety website
All new members of staff who are going to work with radioactive material must contact the School Safety advisors before they start work.
The following pages contain Safety Information and Forms appropriate to the School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Detailed statements of Health and Safety policy and of Responsibilities and Duties are presented together with Emergency Information and aspects of Chemical Laboratory Safety. This Manual is incomplete and is under constant development.
Visitors to these pages are welcome but should be aware that the information may not be legally valid in other institutions or other countries and therefore should be treated as examples only. Every effort has been made to ensure that factual information is accurate but we disclaim any responsibility if it is not. Furthermore, parts of this Manual consist of links to sources of information at other sites where similar disclaimers may apply.
Forms that are not below regarding Immunisation and Lung Function Tests can be found on the safety office website
The Local Safety Rules (Word 488 KB) details the local fire arrangements and should be read and understood by all members of the school, to ensure they know the fire escape routes / break glass locations / fire extinguisher location and use.
In the event of a fire-
Full details can be found in the local safety rules.
There are a number of First Aid boxes (a list of locations can be found in the Local Safety Rules (Word 488 KB ), by each box is a notice listing the names, laboratory / room numbers and internal telephone numbers, for all the First Aiders. In the event of personal injury, an accident report form MUST be filled in a.s.a.p. (Available from the Safety Advisors)
The First Aiders in the School of Physiology & Pharmacology are;
The Designated First Aid Room for the Medical School is E40 - the key can be obtained from the Porters.
The telephone number for AMBULANCE SERVICE is external 999 and then 112233
The first Aid code of practice should be read by all first aiders.
The new ordering system will require all persons submitting an order for a substance categorised by one of the below COSHH Symbols, to complete a COSHH risk assessment form (word 83kb) before the order will be processed (the completed form must be sent to the Safety Advisors).
If the substance has been purchased / used in the past and this risk assessment form has already been completed, then a copy of the risk assessment can be reviewed and sent to the Schools Safety advisors.
Good Lab Practice (GLP) covers all other substances. Although a competent person must supervise new inexperienced staff members, until their PI deem them safe to work on their own.
The Local Safety Rules (Word 488 KB ) detail use, storage and disposal of COSHH substances.
This Manual is incomplete and is under constant development.