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Edinburgh Napier University is committed to ensuring the health and safety of staff, students, visitors and contractors by taking all reasonable steps to provide and maintain safe working conditions, equipment and systems of work. 

Health & Safety Covid updates and guidance 

***Staff returning to campus:

All staff are encouraged to complete the Return to Campus Health & Safety Guidance (Staff) training course on Moodle prior to returning to campus and should read the Return to Campus Life - Staff He​alth a​nd Safety ​G​​​ui​dance​​​​​​​​​​​​ (updated v13.0 01/01/2022).

​**Staff continuing to work from home:

All staff working from home must complete the Essential Skillz Home Working eLearning module (accessed from Apps Anywhere apps.napier.ac.uk​ - Essential Skillz) and read the updated guidance regarding working from home.

***Students returning to campus:

All students are encouraged to complete the return to campus health and safety (student) moodle checklist and quiz​ and read the 
Return to Campus Life - Student Health & Safet​y ​Guidance​​​ ​​​​​​​​​ (updated v12.0 01/01/2022)

​Covid Response Plan

​​Staff/student isolation proce​du​res​​​​​ (v1a updated 19/01/2022) 

Emergency/incident management flowchart​ (v1b updated 12/01/2022)
Covid-19 Universities & Colleges SOP - management of outbreaks in places of further and higher education​ in Lothian (under review)

Covid-19 University Return to Work Risk Assessment

**It is important to continually review/assess all school/service risk assessments, to ensure that all the COVID-19 risks have been fully assessed and that all required additional control measures and PPE are suitable and sufficient and that the University is in full compliance with the current Public Health and government advice/guidelines at all times. ​**​ 


Other Health & Safety Covid Guidance

Accident report form (complete this form for both accidents on campus and work-related accidents at home - more info​)

Cleaning/decontamination guidance​ (v3.0 updated 01/01/2022)

First Aiders guidance Covid-19​ (v3.0 updated 01/01/2022)

Merchiston - ventilation (how to operate restrictor latch on windows)

Room Bookings​ (v4.0 updated 01/01/2022)

Safe use of other facilities (v2.0 updated 01/01/2022)

Visitors to campus​ (v3.0 updated 01/01/2022)

Working alone during Covid​​ (v2.0 updated 01/01/2022)


Other useful links:


NHS Inform - COVID-19 guidance

Test and Protect app​

Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

HSE  - Coronavirus (COVID-19) : latest information and advice​

HSE - Working Safely during the coronavirus outbreak - a short guide

HSE - Talking with your workers about preventing coronavirus​

HSE- guidance on first aid cover and training​​

HSE - arrangements for driver welfare and hours of work during coronavirus​ 

HSE - Choosing hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants to use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak​

Health Protection Scotland

Health Protection Scotland - Guidance for non-healthcare settings

Scottish Government

Scottish Government - Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

Scottish Government - public u​se of face coverings​​

Scottish Government - guidance for universities 


Universities UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

RoSPA award logoRoSPA Order of Distinction Award
Edinburgh Napier has secured The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Order of Distinction Award for 18 consecutive Gold Awards. The award for Occupational Health and Safety recognises consistently high standards in the management of Occupational Health and Safety within the University. In order to enter the award category the Health & Safety Team had to submit a detailed portfolio of all of our management systems in Occupational Health and Safety, which RoSPA then evaluated.

Find your way round the Health & Safety website - use the menu on the left to access each section

Booklets - staff and student safety guides, management of health and safety guide, Code of Practice for Contractors

Contact us - contact details for the Health & Safety Team

Fire and emergency - emergency procedures, disabled refuges, assembly points

Forms and checklists - templates for health and safety forms

Guidance - A to Z of safety topics

Policies and Procedures - A to Z of university Health & Safety Policies

Training ​- info on face to face training and eLearning


The main functions of the Health and Safety Team

~ to provide information, training and advice on all aspects of health, safety, welfare and the environment as it affects the University staff, students, visitors and contractors in order to ensure that standards of health, safety and welfare within the University comply with the requirements of all relevant legislation, codes of practice, guidance notes etc. and the University Health and Safety Policy and Procedures.

~ to develop, implement and monitor fire precautions and procedures throughout the University.

~ to develop, implement and monitor the management of health, safety, fire and workplace policies and procedures throughout the University.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​