College of Science and Engineering

College of Science and Engineering

We work to understand the world we live in, to do research that is relevant to global needs and to help create the emerging technologies of the 21st century. 

A message from Professor Muffy Calder, Vice Principal and Head of College.

Accident Reporting in the College Office

Accident Reporting in the College Office

Any accident or injury must be reported promptly. 

 

Gordon Duckett and an appointed First Aider within the office must be informed of any serious accident or injury immediately.  An ‘Injury or Dangerous Occurrence Report’ form must be completed.  Forms can be found at:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/seps/accidentsemergencies/

 

The University’s Accident and Incident Reporting policy is available on the Safety and Environmental Protection Services (SEPS) web pages.

http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/seps/accidentsemergencies/incidentreporting/

 

University Safety and Environmental Policies adopted by the University Court are also available at:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/seps/policies/

Asbestos

Asbestos

Many of the University buildings date from periods when asbestos was widely used in construction and various asbestos containing materials can be found in the fabric of buildings across the campus.  Estates & Buildings has taken steps to ensure these materials do not pose a risk to occupants during normal use of our buildings. 

 

To ensure any asbestos containing materials remain in a safe condition, work which involves disturbance to the fabric of the buildings MUST NOT be initiated by any management unit without prior consultation with Estates & Buildings.  Even the simple action of drilling a wall for shelving may potentially cause damage to asbestos containing materials and release airborne fibres resulting in that area being closed off until satisfactory air tests have been carried out.

Display Screen Equipment

Display Screen Equipment

Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

We all use PCs on a daily basis and, as such, are all users under the DSE regulations.  http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/seps/az/computers/

 

Everybody in the office is allowed the discretion to arrange their work to allow periodic changes of activity away from the computer screen and should use this discretion if they have to use a computer for extended periods. 

 

Everybody is encouraged to use the various courses on using computers which are arranged by Computing Services.  You are free to arrange the layout and adjustment of your own computer workstation in a way that suits you.  You must follow the guidance on DSE workstation assessment and safety available on the SEPS website http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/seps/az/computers/ to minimize the occurrence of eye and musculoskeletal problems that can arise from poorly set out equipment.

Waste

Waste

Domestic waste

Only domestic waste should be disposed of in the office bins.  Please recycle white paper (and other recyclable paper products) in the recycling bins provided.

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

Maintenance of the fixed wiring within the building is the responsibility of Estates & Buildings.  Please do not interfere with or modify fixed wiring or sockets.  Report any defects in these to Gordon Duckett without delay. 

 

You must not damage the fabric of the building (except for trivial things like drawing pins) both because of the risk of asbestos release and also to avoid contacting and damaging cables and pipes.  You can replace a blown fuse, or desk lamp bulb if you feel you are competent to do this.  If you have any doubts, contact Gordon Duckett or put in a works request to Estates & Buildings through:  http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/estates/

 

If you bring any new electrical equipment into the building, ensure it is visually inspected and has no obvious defects before you plug it in.  If you don’t know how to do this yourself, seek advice from Gordon Duckett.  Equipment must also be added to the local register of equipment requiring Portable Appliance Testing (PAT).  For further information, contact Gordon Duckett. 

 

The College is not responsible for any personal electronic equipment left within the office.