Health and Safety


The term placement refers either to a period of work experience with an employer or a study abroad period at another university. In either case, the employer or the host university is called the placement provider and the work or study is an integral requirement of the student's degree course.

The primary responsibility for the health and safety of placement students lies with the placement provider. However, the University has produced guidelines to ensure that placements are satisfactory in terms of their health and safety standards:

University Placements Guidance document PDF format .

Risk Assessments for Placements

For the placement activity itself, the risk assessment is the responsibility of the placement provider.

For non-activity elements of a placement, e.g. travel overseas, the university must ensure a risk assessment is in place for the student. This is particularly important if the placement is undertaken in a country that is considered medium or high risk.

Placement Risk Assessment Forms

Each form gives details of when it is to be applied.

Low Risk Placement RA Form MS Word Icon

High Risk Placement RA Form MS Word Icon


Contacts for Students undertaking Placements at UoN

Study Abroad

Year long Work Placements

Placement Programmes for Veterinary Science, Medicine, Nursing - contact local placement team.


Health and Safety Department

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

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