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Health and Safety

Safety in the Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences takes health and safety very seriously and we continually review our procedures in order to improve performance.

ALL MEMBERS of the Department of Earth Sciences are required to have:

Please deliver your completed induction checklist, in person, to the Safety Officer, Mrs Lucy Matthews, room S034. Safety Administrator, Mrs Celia Hobbs, room N018 or Mr Dudley Simons at Bullard. 

Driving on University Business

The University requires all drivers on University business to take the following action to show they are suitably qualified:  Driving at Work

If you have any queries or wish to drive on field trips, please contact Lucy Matthews () or Dudley Simons ().

Fieldwork Safety

Fieldwork safety is taken very seriously by the Department. If you intend on going on a fieldtrip or undertaking any fieldwork, you must comply with these guidelines.

For overseas trips don't forget to arrange travel insurance - the University of Cambridge Insurance section provides links to travel insurance forms.

Risk Assessment

All tasks must be RISK ASSESSED. Advice and forms are available for this e.g. workstation, microscope, experimental work and chemical hazard risk assessments.

Laboratory and Experimental Work

If you are starting labwork or setting up an experiment, then you must follow the correct laboratory process.

Accidents & Incidents

Directions on what to do to in the case of an injury or incident.

Safety Committee

The Safety Committee meets once a term. Please let any member know of any improvements or concerns you wish to have raised. The minutes of these meetings are available for Departmental members only.

You can also view the Department Safety Policy.



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