Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Health and Safety


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Health and Safety Alert: Chemical Stability and Storage

16 April 2019

The decommissioning of F building has highlighted that left unchecked chemicals can degrade to the point where they become a serious risk.

Waste Alert Glass/ Broken Glass

8 April 2019

The Health and Safety incident and near miss records have again highlighted an increase in the number of incidents involving glass or broken glass being placed in the rubbish bins.

The University Smoking Policy – What You Said

3 April 2019

At the September 2018 Health and Safety Committee meeting the University Health and Safety Service were asked to undertake a survey to determine attitudes towards the current Smoking Policy.

Safe Storage of Nitric Acid Solutions >55% w/v

12 March 2019

To avoid any potential handling issues that may lead to injury, Health and Safety Service recommend that all bottles of nitric acid are checked to see if they have exceeded the stated expiry date.

Reclassification of Mild Steel Welding Fume

12 March 2019

The International Agency for Research on Cancer the Workplace Health Expert Committee has endorsed immediate reclassification of mild steel welding fumes as a human carcinogen.

Impact of Fire at the University of St Andrews

12 March 2019

On Monday 11th February there was a fire at the University of St Andrews

Safe Transport of Liquid Nitrogen or other Cryogenic liquids

11 March 2019

Liquid nitrogen in confined spaces represents a serious asphyxiation hazard.

Chemical Safety Policy

29 May 2018

Loughborough University (incl. London campus) Health and Safety Policy Located in Policies and Guidance Section.

Report that incident

3 September 2018

The online system replaces a paper based system, making it even easier to report an accident or incident on campus.

Bereavement Cafe

17 May 2018

The Centre for Faith and Spirituality will being holding a Bereavement Cafe once a month, in the Breakout area, CFS, 1st floor, EHB.

Health & Safety Newsletter

31 January 2017

Health & Safety Newsletter - Oct 2017 - Issue 18

18 October 2017

Inside Issue 18 - Grenfell and the aftermath, New “SHE” Incident Reporting System, Run Hide and Tell, Policy and guidance reviews, Health & Safety training update and the University Safety Forum

Policy Updates - Management of water, LEV, gas installations and asbestos.

4 November 2016

AED Guidance for the Use of Defibrillators at Loughborough University

4 November 2015

This guidance relates to the emergency response procedure for the use of Portable Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and the arrangements for training and maintenance of the AED equipment.

Fieldwork and Travel Abroad

6 May 2015

Loughborough University travel insurance is in place for all University employed staff and research fellows engaged on official University activity

AED Checklist

4 November 2015

Fieldwork Health and Safety Policy and Guidance

6 October 2015

This policy and guidance can be used to provide a framework for establishing procedures that will enable staff, students and others to undertake fieldwork safely.

Location of Asbestos Registers

4 December 2014

Facilities Management are currently undertaking an asbestos re-survey of the whole campus. This information is vital to produce a new improved asbestos register,

HSE Unveils changes to reporting requirements

15 October 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

Health & Safety Newsletter

25 January 2016

Training Opportunity - IOSH Managing Safely

13 February 2014

In July 2013 the LU Health and Safety Service ran an IOSH Managing Safely course for School/Departmental Safety Officers

Risk Assessment Forms

19 March 2014

A new selection of risk assessment forms have recently been added to the Forms section of the Health and Safety webpages

Changes to First Aid Regulations

15 October 2013

Businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations.

Fire Safety Training

18 April 2019

New Fire Safety Training course now live!



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