Students at the University of Otago are expected to comply with all Health and Safety policies, procedures, guidelines and codes of practice. Students play an important role in helping to make the university environment and safe and healthy one.
Reporting hazards and incidents
It's important to report any hazards you may see around campus as well as any incidents (including near misses) that may occur. By reporting hazards and incidents you can help to prevent more serious events in the future.
You can report an incident or hazard by using the button on the sidebar, or by following the link on the Health & Safety home page.
Emergencies and evacuations
It's important to take all alarms and evacuations seriously. Follow any procedures you have been informed of and evacuate the location in an orderly fashion.
Laboratories can be hazardous places to be, and while university staff will do everything they can to ensure appropriate hazard management is in place, it's your responsibility to ensure your safety when working in a lab.
You should ensure you are familiar with procedures around hazardous substances, properly understand how to use any equipment, and know where to locate any relevant first aid equipment.
There are specific requirements for anyone who wants to dive at the University of Otago.
Infectious illnesses and diseases
Practicing good hygiene at uni can help slow the spread of infectious illnesses such as influenza and the common cold.