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Department of Earth Sciences

Fieldwork & Travel forms

University Links to documents required to undergo fieldwork and overseas travel.

PLEASE NOTE: You are strongly advised to read the section 4. ‘Codes for Fieldwork Safety' in the dept. safety manual before undertaking fieldwork.

Staff fieldwork/travel - including leading field classes

Staff leading a taught field class

 As a field class leader you have a number of responsibilities which need to be carried out before you filed class goes ahead. You are required to arrange the following formulas:

  • Get all undergraduates to fill out a health declaration and insurance declaration form
  • Fill out a group fieldwork authorisation form. (overseas authorisation forms if going abroad).
  • Fill out the relevant fieldwork risk assessment forms.

These forms must then be sent to the University Insurance Officer, for approval.

Please see the following links for the location of these forms.

University Health & Safety Manual section on fieldwork (including links to risk assessment forms and student health declaration)

http://www.dur.ac.uk/healthandsafety.manual/F1-Fieldwork3.htm

Group travel authorisation

http://www.dur.ac.uk/teachingandlearning.handbook/3a27.doc

Overseas travel information including overseas travel authorisation form.

http://www.dur.ac.uk/treasurer/local/insurance/travel_assessment/

(See related links on right hand side of the web page)

Individual staff fieldwork

Staff undertaking fieldwork and/or travel overseas for conferences should fill in the overseas travel authorisation form at the above link. Staff undertaking official University fieldwork with an overnight stay in the UK, are automatically covered by the University insurance but should inform the dept. of their fieldwork plans and contact details in the event of an emergency.

Before undertaking individual fieldwork you are requested to check through the University guidelines on fieldwork:

http://www.dur.ac.uk/healthandsafety.manual/F1-Fieldwork3.htm

 

Postgraduate fieldwork/travel

For postgraduates undertaking fieldwork/Conference travel for their research projects you are required to fill in an individual travel authorisation form and where applicable an overseas authorisation from

Individual travel authorisation

http://www.dur.ac.uk/teachingandlearning.handbook/3a26.doc

Overseas travel information including overseas travel authorisation form.

http://www.dur.ac.uk/treasurer/local/insurance/travel_assessment/

(See related links on right hand side of the web page) 

Before undertaking individual fieldwork you are requested to check through the University guidelines on fieldwork:

http://www.dur.ac.uk/healthandsafety.manual/F1-Fieldwork3.htm