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Health and Safety

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) aims to provide a safe place of work where risks are identified and managed. Everyone is responsible for the health and safety of themselves and the people around them. These pages, and all subsections herein, provide a summary of the SBCS health and safety manual. It is strongly advised that you look through this document and familiarise yourself in detail with all relevant protocols that apply to you.  

Download the SBCS health and safety manual (docx) [DOC 2,183KB]

You can find more information on the Occupational Health and Safety Directorate (OHSD), including the QMUL Health and Safety Policy which is at the bottom left of this page.  You can also find further information via the links below.

Health and safety advice pages:

  1. Workplace and general safety
  2. General lab safety
  3. Emergency procedures
  4. Biological safety
  5. Chemical safety
  6. Fieldwork

Everyone is responsible for the health and safety of themselves and the people around them.

Heath and Safety coordinators in SBCS:

Whilst the Head of Department (HoD) is entirely responsible for safety within College departments, he/she appoints and authorises a Safety Coordinator/s (SC) to assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and review of the department's health and safety management systems. Where safety concerns are identified, the SC is authorised to raise the matter with the appropriate manager (e.g. a departmental supervisor, senior academic or the Head of Department). The SC is also authorised to raise safety concerns directly with the College Health and Safety Department or Health and Safety Advisory Group.

The departmental SC is not expected to function in any way as a safety professional; his/her function is to support their Head and liaise with the College Health and Safety Department to obtain the necessary specialist advice to implement within the department. To discharge their duties adequately, the SC will be required to attend training courses arranged by the Health and Safety Department specifically for these roles.

The departmental SCs for SBCS are:

  • G.E. Fogg building: Dr Ruth Rose
  • Joseph Priestly building: Dr Sonia Dagnino

Contact

If you need further information please contact your local health and safety coordinator (sbcs-healthandsafety@qmul.ac.uk).

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