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Safety Handbook

Contents

Foreword

Statement of University's General Policy

1. Administrative Organisation of Safety

2. Emergencies

3. Fire Precautions

4. Emergency First Aid Treatment

5. Reporting of Accidents

6. General Precautions

7. Precautions with Work Equipment

8. General Laboratory Precautions

9. Precautions with Chemicals

10. Precautions with Biological Materials

11. Precautions in the Use of Electricity

12. Precautions when Working with Non-Ionising Radiation

13. Precautions with Sources of Ionising Radiation

14. Sources of Health and Safety Information

15. School/Departmental Safety Officers

Detailed Table of Contents

1. Administrative Organisation of Safety

1.1 University Arrangements | 1.2 Safety Committees | 1.3 Local Management and Organisational Arrangements | 1.4 Role of Individuals
2. Emergencies

3. Fire Precautions

3.1 Use of Extinguishers | 3.2 Reporting of Fire | 3.3 Fire Evacuation and Fire Token Procedure | 3.4 Fire Response Procedure | 3.5 Hazard Information | 3.6 Emergency Evacuation of Persons with Disabilities

4. Emergency First Aid Treatment

4.1 General Arrangement | 4.2 First Aid Boxes | 4.3 First Aid Training | 4.4 First Aid Treatment | 4.5 Defibrillators

5. Reporting of Accidents

5.1 HSE Requirements | 5.2 University Requirements

6. General Precautions

6.1 Risk Management | 6.2 University Codes of Practice and Guidance | 6.3 Role of Occupational Health | 6.4 Slips and Trips | 6.5 Office Safety | 6.6 Display Screen Equipment | 6.7 Manual Handling | 6.8 Psychological Wellbeing and the Avoidance and Management of Stress | 6.9 New and Expectant Mothers | 6.10 Smoking | 6.11 Alcohol and Drugs | 6.12 Children and Young Persons on University Premises | 6.13 Adult Companion Assisting in University Work | 6.14 University Residences, 6.15 Work Areas | 6.16 Entry into Hazardous Areas by Maintenance Workers | 6.17 Managment of Asbestos | 6.18 Confined Spaces | 6.19 Working at Height | 6.20 Respirable Crystalline Silica | 6.21 Disposal of Waste Material | 6.22 Out of Hours Working | 6.23 Lone Working | 6.24 Work Experience | 6.25 Team Building Events | 6.26 Industrial Visits | 6.27 Student Placements | 6.28 Working Overseas | 6.29 Fieldwork | 6.30 Diving Operations | 6.31 Threatening or Violent Situations | 6.32 Driving on University Business | 6.33 Minibus Driving | 6.34 Use of Mobile Phones Whilst Driving

7. Precautions with Work Equipment

7.1 Statutory Requirements | 7.2 Clothing | 7.3 Guarding | 7.4 Noise | 7.5 Abrasive Wheels | 7.6 Welding | 7.7 Hotwork | 7.8 Compressed Gases | 7.9 Paint Spraying | 7.10 Woodworking Machinery | 7.11 Centrifuges | 7.12 Ladders | 7.13 Lifting Equipment | 7.14 Pressure Systems | 7.15 Autoclaves | 7.16 Vehicles | 7.17 Vibration | 7.18 General

8. General Laboratory Precautions

8.1 Personal Protective Equipement | 8.2 Personal Clothing and Footwear | 8.3 Protective Gloves | 8.4 Allergy to Natural Rubber Latex | 8.5 Hygiene | 8.6 Food and Drink | 8.7 Smoking | 8.8 Experimental Work | 8.9 Emergencies | 8.10 Out of Hours Working | 8.11 Glassware | 8.12 Syringes | 8.13 Vacuum Systems and Manometers | 8.14 Electrical Equipment | 8.15 Photographic Dark Rooms | 8.16 Cryogenic Gases | 8.17 Use of Personal Communication and Entertainment Devices in Labs

9. Precautions with Chemicals

9.1 General Guidance | 9.2 Fume Cupboard | 9.3 Skin Hazards | 9.4 Eye Hazards | 9.5 Pesticides | 9.6 Risk of Poisoning - Planning for Emergencies | 9.7 Personal Hygience | 9.8 Flammable Liquids | 9.9 Carcinogens, Mutagens and Substances Toxic to Reproduction | 9.10 Nano-materials | 9.11 Disposal of Waste Chemicals | 9.12 Restricted Chemicals | 9.13 Uranium and Thorium | 9.14 Respirable Crystalline Silica (see 6.20)

10. Precautions with Biological Materials

10.1 General | 10.2 Notification Requirements | 10.3 Information and Guidance | 10.4 Risks Associated with Work with Biological Agents | 10.5 Ways to Control Risk | 10.6 Guidance on Other Biological Hazards (10.6.1 Genetic Modification, 10.6.2 Biological Sensitising Agents, 10.6.3 Mammals and Higher Invertebrates, 10.6.4 Lower Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals) | 10.7 Ancillary Equipment | 10.8 Transport of Biological Materials

11. Precautions in the Use of Electricity

11.1 General Precautions | 11.2 Flexible Cables | 11.3 Portable Appliances | 11.4 Fuses | 11.5 Fire Hazard | 11.6 Radiation Hazards from Certain High Voltage Electrical Equipment

12. Precautions when Working with Non-Ionising Radiation

12.1 Optical Radiation (12.1.1 Ultra-violet Radiation, 12.1.2 Infra-red Radiation, 12.1.3 Lasers) | 12.2 Electric and Magnetic Fields (12.2.1 Electric Fields, 12.2.2 Magnetic Fields) | 12.3 Radio Waves (12.3.1 Radio Waves, 12.3.2 Mobile Phones, 12.3.3 Microwaves)
13. Precautions with Sources of Ionising Radiation
14. Sources of Health and Safety Information
15. School/Departmental Safety Officers

 

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University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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