Hazards and safety managment topics A–Z

Please find below a list of the most common hazards and H&S topic areas associated with the Universities activities along with links to useful information. If in doubt please contact us using our online form.

The HSE define a hazard as

A hazard is something (e.g. an object, a property of a substance, a phenomenon or an activity) that can cause adverse effects. For example:

  • Water on a staircase is a hazard, because you could slip on it, fall and hurt yourself.
  • Loud noise is a hazard because it can cause hearing loss.
  • Breathing in asbestos dust is a hazard because it can cause cancer.

For more detailed information on a hazard or safety issue click on a topic:Staff under water 

A-Z list
 

Biological safety 

 
Carriage of dangerous goods 
Compressed air 
Compressed gas 
Confined space 
Contractor work 
Cranes and other lifting devices 
Cryogenic materials
 
Display Screen Equipment 
Dust - wood 
 
Electric equipment in low-risk environments PAT 
Electrical safety at work

Fieldwork 
Fire / Explosion 
First aid equipment 
Flammable atmosphere 
Flammable materials 
Fork lift truck 
 
Hazardous substance 
Hot work
Human factors 
 

Lasers 

Lifts 
Lighting
Lone working 
 
Machinery usage 
Manual handling 
Microbiological 
 

Nanomaterials in research

Noise 
 
Personal safety 
Placements 
Pneumatic drills
Pressure systems 
 

Radiation (ionising) 

Radiation (non ionising)
 
Skin diseases / conditions 
Slipping / tripping hazards 
Spillage 
Static electricity
Temperature extremes 
Transport related 
Travel overseas 
 
Vibration 
 
Waste management 
Work experience visits (to the University)
Work at height