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Health and Safety

Safety in the Department of Earth Sciences

We take health and safety seriously and 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: Lucy Matthews, room S034; Safety Administrator: Celia Hobbs, room N018 or 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 or .

Fieldwork Safety

We take fieldwork safety seriously. 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.

ALL INFORMATION IS UPDATED REGULARLY SO PLEASE RETURN TO THESE SAFETY PAGES TO REVIEW YOUR SAFETY KNOWLEDGE.