The Head of School is assisted in the discharge of safety responsibilities by the Health & Safety Committee, whose responsibility is to advise on general safety matters in the School, in conjunction with the University Safety Committee and the Safety Committee of the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board.

Within each site, Safety Co-ordinators have been appointed to implement and advise on all aspects of Health and Safety. Safety Officers have also been appointed to advise on specific issues throughout the School. If you have any questions please contact your Local Safety Co-Ordinator or email us.

Contact us

Chair - Dr Wai Kwong Lee

Deputy - Mrs Fiona Jordan

Local Safety Co-ordinators


Joseph Black Building

Davidson/West Medical

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

  • New Lister Building: Ann Harold - 0141 201 5810 

School Safety Co-ordinators


Genetic Modification Safety

Clinical Research Facilities

Display Users

Radiation Protection

Guidance on Use and Decanting of Liquid Nitrogen

  • Davidson Building (Lab 309), Mr John McAbney - 0141 330 8102
  • Wolfson Link (Lab 535),  New Person to be appointed
  • West Medical Building (Lab 427), New Person to be appointed
  • West Medical Building (Lab 409), Aileen Rankin - 0141 330 4612
  • BHF-GCRC (Lab 405), Elaine Friel - 0141 330 4962

Fire Safety

Local Area Fire Officer (BHFGCRC)

Fire Wardens

Emergency Contacts

Critical contact numbers in the event of an emergency are:

Gilmorehill Campus ext. 4444 (0141 330 4444)

Garscube Campus ext. 2222 (0141 330 2222)

Emergency Services

Fire Brigade 999 (Office 0141 302 3111)

Police 999 (Office 0141 532 3500)

Ambulance 999

Minor Injuries at West Glasgow MIU (Yorkhill) - 201-0290 (located at Dalnair St., Glasgow G3 8SJ)

Accident & Emergency (QEUH) 201-1100

University of Glasgow Safety & Environmental Services ext 5532 (0141 330 5532)

Estate & Buildings

Helpline ext. 6000 (0141 330 6000)

General Office ext. 3577 (0141 330 3577)

What To Do When Faced With An Emergency Situation

If you become aware of an emergency situation, you should immediately phone 999 if necessary and then inform Security Control (4444), saying

(a) where you are speaking from, your name and telephone number;

(b) the nature and exact location of the incident;

(c) how you have come to know about the emergency;

(d) information re any casualties, if known; and

(e) any other relevant information


Security Staff will assume immediate responsibility for the initial response to the situation, liaising with senior university staff and the emergency services.

On their arrival, the emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance) will take control of the situation. The University will provide support services and facilities as required.

Our Security Staff have a vital role in supervising the initial response to an emergency situation.

The University has an Emergency planning and Incident Control Group who will assume responsibility for coordinating the University's management of an emergency situation