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					HEALTH AND SAFETY

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY?
 The University has a legal duty to make sure that you are safe while you live in our property, while you study on our premises and while you are using our facilities.  However, YOU are also responsible for your own health and safety as well as that of those around you. This means you too have a legal duty to look after your own safety and that of your fellow students.  Safety information is provided to help keep you safe and rules and regulations are there to protect you. YOU must never damage or interfere with anything provided for your safety – this includes Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Detectors and First Aid Equipment.

SO WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
 Outlined below are a few key points that you need to know now. For more information about health and safety at the University, in your accommodation or during other activities please speak to a tutor or contact the Health & Safety Office - Neil Rogers on ext. 6613 or n.rogers@yorksj.ac.uk or Tony Duroe Ext. 6855 or t.duroe@yorksj.ac.uk

FIRE SAFETY
In September 2009 we will be launching a fire safety in accommodation DVD – ‘Keep safe at Uni’ This will be available from the Student Homepage and SU website and will be shown at Halls Talks at the start of the new year. Please make sure that you watch this to keep safe at YSJ and observe the following points Fire Alarm Testing  We regularly test the Fire Alarms in all University buildings & residences. They are always tested on a Wednesday afternoon. When they are tested the alarm (a constant siren or bell) will sound for 15-20 seconds. You will not need to leave the building. Fire Drills  All Lord Mayor’s Walk buildings & residences will also have a fire drill at least every 12 months. This could be at any time of the day or night and in all instances you must leave the building immediately and follow the correct procedure as below. Fire Alarms  If you hear a continuous sounding fire alarm you must: √ Leave the building by the nearest available Fire Exit – (Follow the ‘Green Running Man’ or ‘Fire Exit’ signs) - closing all doors behind you X Do not stop to collect personal belongings X Do not use lifts

√ Go to the assembly area. At Lord Mayor’s Walk this is always the
lawns in front of the campus. In some areas Fire Marshals will help guide you out of the building and onto the Assembly Point. They will be wearing high visibility jackets (tabards) and are there to help you. Please follow their instructions X You must not re-enter any building until we have been told to do so by the Fire Services. Discovering a Fire - If you discover a FIRE on University premises, RAISE THE ALARM IMMEDIATELY by operating the nearest red fire alarm call point by breaking the Glass!  It is advisable to know the locations of the fire alarm call points in the area in which you normally study or in your hall of residence if you live on campus.  The University does not expect anyone to stop to tackle a fire unless they are competent and trained to do so. If you hear the fire alarm GET OUT and never risk your own or other’s safety.  Fire fighting equipment, alarm call points and fire notices are there to protect you. NEVER remove, misuse or play with any fire safety equipment. One day it may help save your life! Anyone who tampers with such equipment will subject to disciplinary warning and fines. It is also a criminal offence.  CANDLES – No candles are allowed in University property accommodation. If you are in private accommodation and allowed to use candles or burners, always blow them out whenever you leave your room.

ACCIDENTS
 If you have an accident when you are on University premises, get first aid treatment, if required. For a First Aider Call Reception (Dial 0) during office hours. At evenings or weekends call Security on (87)6444. Always report any accident to a member of staff and make sure an accident report form is completed.  If you have an accident when living in University accommodation, report the accident to the Student Warden on duty who can supply initial First Aid or call for assistance. Always help them to fill in an accident form.  To call an ambulance contact Reception who will assist you (or dial 9 999).

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

 Never touch any electrical item with wet hands. This includes light switches. You must report any damage to any University electrical items to the Domestic or Portering staff.  Always have any items of your own portable electrical equipment, such as hairdryers, microwaves, hi-fi’s, televisions, and kettles etc., tested by a qualified electrician on a regular basis.

 Most offices, teaching rooms and bedrooms have items of electrical equipment in them – please always use them responsibly.  In your accommodation, do not overload the plug socket outlets as this can cause fires and may also give you an electric shock.  Always ensure the socket outlet is switched off before plugging anything in or taking anything out.  Use extension leads in preference to a multiple block adaptor, but never link them together.

THE UNIVERSITY SMOKING POLICY
 Since 1 July 2007, smoking is only permitted in designated Smoking Shelters on the Lord Mayor’s Walk campus and in any open areas away from buildings in the grounds of student residences.

 Students may face disciplinary action if they ignore the No Smoking rules

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Health and Safety Office Security Reception University Health Centre Emergency Services an internal phone) York Hospital (87) 6613 (87) 6444 0 6626 999 (dial 9 first if using 01904 631313


				
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