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Travel Abroad

Any member of staff or student planning to travel overseas on official University business must always complete the online travel risk assessment prior to any travel and/ or accommodation being booked*

Responsible Research - managing health and safety in research: guidance for the not-for-profit sector

Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) (published by Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)


This guide aims to help anyone who needs to ensure good health and safety performance in a research environment. It provides heads of department, principal investigators and researchers with:

- examples of responsibilities and management approaches

- advice on safety culture and risk assessment

- case studies showing key issues that need to be considered


 Working Safely with Nanomaterials in Research and Development

UK NanoSafety Partnership Group (with contributions from the HSE)


This guide provides help to research establishments and academia on how to comply with their occupational health and safety legal obligations. It also provides additional information to help make improvements to health and safety systems when working with nanomaterials.

The use of Nanomaterials in UK Universities: an overview of occupational health and safety​


The HSE has worked with The UK NanoSafety Group to gain an overview of the work with nanomaterials in a small number of UK universities.



See also guidance on:



health surveillance


personal protective equipment

travel overseas

waste disposal

work equipment

working alone​




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