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The University of Southampton
Doctoral CollegePGR Handbook

Your Safety

Risk Assessment

Your supervisor(s) and laboratory managers will give specific training in completion of risk assessments and COSSH documentation where necessary for your research. It is your responsibility to abide by the institutional Safety Policies, to observe safe working practices at all times and to follow those procedures prescribed by your supervisor(s).


Access to Buildings

Access to the buildings outside of the normal working day (which is 08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday, except during University closure periods) is by card access, using your University ID card. It is important for you to carry your ID card at all times. Access to most laboratories is restricted to card access, or in some cases keys will be issued after appropriate training has been given.

Out of Hours Working

The University has an Out of Hours Working Policy which is intended to discourage out of hours working (i.e. working between the hours of 23:00 and 07:00).

It is expected that the granting of access will only be made in very exceptional circumstances. Further information on the out of hours policy can be found here.


Bringing Children on Campus

The Faculty buildings have not been designed to be a safe environment for unsupervised children and for this reason, children under 16 must be under the immediate and close supervision of a responsible adult at all times. Special care should be taken on, and adjacent to, stairs, and on balconies.



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