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Health and safety

The Department is committed to safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of all staff, students and others who may be present in the Department, or affected by the Department’s work, so far as is reasonably practicable, ensuring adherence in all respects to the Health and Safety Policy of the University of Cambridge and in particular to ensure that the necessary resources for implementation are available. As such, it is the policy of the Department to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for all its staff and students. To this end, information, training and supervision is provided where necessary. The Department recognises that compliance with all aspects of legislation relating to health and safety is essential. Therefore, health and safety standards will not be considered to be acceptable unless legal requirements are met. Health and safety management is a core function of the management structure of the Department.

PDN risk assessment tool (Raven access necessary)

Information and documentation

  1. Who's Who – Those with specific resposibilities for safety
  2. Chemical Hazard (COSHH) – Risk assessments and safety guidelines - RA and COSHH documentation
  3. Electrical safety guidelines
  4. Biological safety
  5. Gas safety
  6. Ionising and Non-Ionising radiation
  7. Disinfection policy
  8. Lasers