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Durham University

Department of Physics

Health and safety

It is my aim to ensure that University Health and Safety policy is implemented within the Department of Physics to at least the standards laid out in the University’s Health and Safety Manual. I also recognise that I am obliged to ensure that the activities of all members of the Department comply with statutory health and safety requirements described in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and subsequent legislation.

Head of Department

Online forms

The following forms may be found by accessing the Physics department database. Please note that you will require your University username and password . If you are using a computer within the University network, you may access the database internally here

Hazardous waste disposal form

  • Lone working risk assessment form

pdf downloads

The Department Safety Committee has produced a safety policy document which contains information on current guidelines affecting the health and safety of all individuals who work, study in or are visiting the Department of Physics and sets out Department policy on aspects of health and safety at work.

It is the responsibility of all members of staff and students working within the Department of Physics to ensure that they are familiar with the safety policies that affect their work area. Each laboratory and teaching area should have a copy of the safety policy statement, and relevant risk assessment forms.

At all times the minimum requirements for working within the Department of Physics are the standards laid out in the University Safety Manual.