Department of Computer Science and Technology

Health & Safety

Risk assessment (RA)

It is everyone's responsibility to carry out Risk Assessments for all tasks which they perform.
This should be checked by the person's supervisor, mentor or host.

The nature of the work carried out at the Lab is relatively safe, and there are few risks to consider, though you may find the information on the following do apply to you:

If you come across other common risks which should be listed here, please contact the Pagemaster.

For more unusual risks, such as: working with live mains wires or fixing the antenna on the roof, please contact the Safety Officer to discuss suitable precautions to ensure your protection.

Making assessments

Example RAs

  • Sample forms are available as: html, Word doc and fillable pdf form
    Note: the option to select a date in this form does not work on Linux
  • Photocopier toner
    A risk assessment concerning the hazards when handling photocopier toner.
  • Lifting water bottles
    A risk assessment concerning the lifting and replacing of water dispenser water bottles.