Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Personal property is the responsibility of the individual and it is prudent to guard against theft at all times. Any theft which occurs should be reported to the College Security Staff as soon as possible. The Security Lodge is to the left of the main entrance to the Queens' Building; telephone extension 5000. Use this number also if you find you are accidentally locked in the building.

For property lost in the Physics building contact the Teaching Laboratory technicians; for property lost elsewhere on campus contact College Security.

Health and Safely - General

EVERYONE working in the College has a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of themselves and others and it is essential that you realise the extent of that responsibility.

The health and safety procedures adopted in College are set out in detail in the College Health and Safety Policy. In general students should take all reasonable steps to ensure their own safety and that of others who may be affected by their activities. In particular, they shall:

  • comply with all relevant safety rules and arrangements issued by the College and with all statutory regulations,
  • report unsafe conditions or activities to their supervisor or appropriate College officer,
  • make proper use of any necessary safety measures, protective clothing or equipment,
  • not interfere with or misuse anything that is provided in the interest of health and safety,
  • seek the advice of the College Environmental Health and Safety Adviser where there is any special personal or medical condition which may affect safe working

It is impossible to indicate all of the possible hazards which might arise during laboratory work. Where necessary the member of staff teaching a particular course will give you details of any special hazards and the correct procedures to adopt during a practical exercise. Further information can be obtained from the School Safety Officer, Mr Fred Gannaway, room 120 who has access to a range of safety information and specialist safety advisers. Laboratory work must only be carried out when there is an academic supervisor or a teaching laboratory technician present.

Juno Champion

The school holds Juno Champion status, the highest award of this IoP scheme to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.