Travel and working off-site
Travelling and working for the University off-site
University of Bristol personnel work off-site for a wide range of reasons, from international research trips to student placements.
These resources help you stay safe while you are working away from campus.
Travel and off-site health and safety
Purpose: Guidance for working, teaching, fieldwork and other activities while representing the institution off-site.
Relevant for: Staff planning or undertaking off-site work and activities.
- USCA/UCEA – Guidance on health and safety in fieldwork
- International SOS Foundation and IOSH – Managing the safety, health and security of mobile workers: an occupational safety and health practitioner's guide
Relevant for: Fieldwork researchers, students and supervisors.
Purpose: Minimising health and safety risks during community-based research involving interviews, surveys, observational studies and collecting data, including using laptops safely away from an office environment.
Resource: Community-based research guidance
Relevant for: Researchers working directly with participants outside of University premises, usually in private settings or unfamiliar environments.
Purpose: Advice on how to manage health and safety risks associated with student placements.
External resource: USHA – Guidance on health and safety of placements for HE students
Relevant for: Students, supervisors, placement organisers.
Purpose: Guidance for managing the risk of sun exposure during outdoor work.
Relevant for: Fieldwork leaders.
Relevant for: Line managers of outdoor workers.
Learn when, how and why to use SafeZone, the safety app for staff and students who are travelling internationally.