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:
|Carriage of dangerous goods|
|Cranes and other lifting devices|
|Display Screen Equipment|
|Dust - wood|
|Electric equipment in low-risk environments PAT|
|Electrical safety at work|
|Fire / Explosion|
|First aid equipment|
|Fork lift truck|
|Radiation (non ionising)|
|Skin diseases / conditions|
|Slipping / tripping hazards|
|Work experience visits (to the University)|
|Work at height|