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Like any public building the Department is subject to UK
safety legislation which is designed to protect all
individuals using the premises. Smoking is not permitted
anywhere in the building and if you smoke in the courtyard
please try not to stand near the windows or doors.
The Department Safety Officer is Andrew Lessiter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|First Aid and Accident Reporting
The Regent Court building has a single stage
evacuation alarm triggered by smoke detectors and
break glass call-points.
- Upon hearing the alarm you should immediately
leave the building by the nearest available exit
- Make use of the fire exits found at the bottom
of the stair-wells.
- Do not use the lifts.
- You must assemble at the designated assembly
point, which for this building is St. Georges Church
- Do not stand in the roadway, or in other way
obstruct an approach to the building which may
be needed by the emergency services.
- ‘Monitors’ will be posted on all doors to
ensure that no-one enters the building until it
is safe. Please do not attempt to re-enter the
building until you are told it is safe to do so.
There are fire call-points at strategic positions
around the building, each position has
instructions on what to do upon discovering a
fire. You should familiarise yourself on the
positions of the call-points and the fire alarm
Like our students, the fire alarms are tested
regularly. Notices are displayed around the
building warning when these tests will take
place. At present they are tested twice
every Thursday lunchtime.
Make sure you read the Health and Safety Code of
Practice leaflet included in your induction pack.
The Department’s first aid boxes are located :
The Departmental First Aiders are
- Regent Court East; Ground Floor G11 (Support Office)
- Regent Court East; Ground Floor G12 (Lewin Computer Room)
- Regent Court East; Ground Floor G28 (NLP lab)
- Regent Court East; First Floor 127
- Regent Court East; First Floor 136 (Research Workroom)
- Regent Court West; Ground Floor CG018 (Visual Computing lab)
Accidents, incidents and near-misses should be reported on-line at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hs/accident
|Safe Use of Display
No matter how good your typing skills (or lack of
them), you can suffer serious ill effects if you
use display screen equipment without a few
- Make sure that your equipment is properly
- ensure that your lower back is
well-supported by adjusting the seat back
- adjust your chair seat height so that your
forearms are level when using the keyboard
- make sure that the leading edge of the
keyboard is at least 8-10cm away from the edge
of the desk
- have the mouse far enough away from the edge
of the desk so that your wrist is supported
whilst you use it. If you can learn to
use the mouse with either hand, so much the
- Do not have your screen positioned so there is
glare from the windows or lights.
- Maintain good posture - do not lean to one
side or the other.
- Take regular breaks away from the display
screen work. The experts recommend that
you should take at least 10 minutes off every
If a piece of equipment appears to be faulty, it
is important do not try to interfere with it
yourself. Instead, you should report it
either to the demonstrator for your class, if
there is one on duty at the time, or by email
or to the technicians in G13.
- Do not remove any protective covers from
equipment that may expose you to potentially
- Students are not permitted to move any item of
furniture or equipment without the permission
and supervision of the support staff.