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Working off-site / fieldwork guidance released.

6 February 2012

Guidance is now available on the health and safety management of any activities taking place away from University premises. This could include activities as diverse as attendance at meetings, conferences and recruitment fairs, or undertaking social science interviews, as well as activities associated with the term “fieldwork” such as survey/collection work carried out by geologists or biologists.

Working off-site (health and safety) guidance

This new guidance, available from the ' working off-site' section of our guidance web page, is for heads of schools, faculty managers, line managers, fieldwork leaders and others who may be accountable for the health and safety of staff, students and other participants engaged in work taking place off-site. It also gives practical advice to other stakeholders, such as academic researchers; students and supervisors of students undertaking independent research in the field.

This guidance does not cover student placements where the direct supervision of a student is transferred to a third party and the placement is integral to the individual student’s course. Student placements are covered in other guidance.