Advice - Training - Support
On this site you will find information on health and safety
and occupational health at the University. You will also find information about
the following services:
New to the University?
Have a look at our New Joiners
Video: An introduction to
Health and Safety at the University of Essex
Laser Pointers and
Radiation safety. Our new non-ionising radiation web pages
containing standards, guidance on local rules, resources and further
Personal safety: Following the serious incident in Greenstead
on 17 June 2014, the University has made additional safety arrangements to
ensure staff and students feel safe. Details can be found on the
Support website. Please also read our
Bulletin on staff and student safety. and
Personal safety: Advice for managers
BS 8848:2014: Specification for the provision of visits,
fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities outside the United Kingdom. (.pdf)
This British Standard specifies good practice for the management of overseas
vetures such as field trips.
Overseas? Stay Safe:
overseas travel leaflet gives essential tips for your safety during overseas
trips. Contact HSAS for a printed copy to take with you.
- Getting it Right Forum: Our first forum took place on
12 February 2014 and has received excellent feedback. Find out more, see photos
and presentations by following the link:
Getting it Right Forum
If you were unable to attend this year, don't worry it will be bigger
and better next year. Don't forget to let us know what you want for the 2015
- University Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy and Code of Practice.
The revised University Policy and Code of Practice can be found by following the
Policy and Guidance link on the left hand side.
- Student Placements: New guidance to assist those
responsible for organising student work / study / research placements in the UK
or abroad. See: Student
Health and Safety Bulletins
To read our latest bulletins click on Health and Safety on
the left hand menu.
Quick links to forms, checklists and guidance
Use our A o Z or follow the links below to find the form, checklist or
guidance you are looking for:
Health and safety guidance, forms and checklists
Occupational Health referral