Health and Safety

Hazardous Substances

In an organisation as large and as varied as the University there are several different types of substances that may be hazardous to health, hazardous to the environment and/or cause physical damage to infrastructure.

The following links contain detailed information and guidance on the main classes of substances that can cause such harm:

Chemicals - general safety information

Legislation Relating to Hazardous Substances PDF format

In addition to the general duties required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, there are many more specific regulations relating to hazardous substances. See Related Links for further information on the legislative framework.


Health and Safety Department

Pharmacy Building (Building 63)
University Park
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Telephone: Telephone: +44 (0)115 9513401
Email: h&