Health and Safety
Here are a few tips that you may find useful in during your time at Roehampton. You can also visit the Health and Safety Team stand at the Fresher's Fair where you can get more information on staying safe on campus and pick up some useful free stuff as well.
If an emergency takes place on campus you should call the emergency telephone line on extension 3333 or from your mobile dial 020 8392 3333. It's a good idea to save this number as a contact in your phone.
All Roehampton Security Officers are first aid trained and first aid boxes are placed throughout the University.
With so many new students meeting and mixing for the first time, it's not unusual for coughs and colds to spread quite quickly during Freshers' Week. You can help to avoid a case of 'Freshers' Flu' by trying to maintain a balanced diet, doing some exercise, drinking lots of water and maintaining good personal hygiene!
We have fire alarm systems fitted in all the buildings throughout the University and every bedroom has a smoke sensor installed to ensure your safety, however these won't save you if you ignore an alarm or you don't know what to do if it sounds. Please take a few moments to read the fire emergency notices in your residence and make sure you know all the escape routes out of the building. Fire alarm testing is done on a weekly basis, and will take the form of a 10 second sounding.
Faulty or unsafe electrical equipment can injure through electric shock and is also a common cause of fires. Estates and Campus Services will be visiting all student residences during the first month of the term to test all your electrical equipment to make sure that it is safe. If you are uncertain whether any of your electrical equipment is safe, or if it is suitable for connection to the UK power supply, then please don't use it until it can be tested.
Based on advice from Public Health England, the University strongly recommends that all incoming students are vaccinated for Meningitis before they arrive. If you do not receive the vaccine before you start university, our on campus Student Medical Centre does offer a free service to all students.
The Student Medical Centre is based on Froebel College and the telephone number is 020 8392 3679.
A PEEP is a bespoke plan for students who require assistance in evacuating a building in the event of an emergency.
If for any reason, you are not able to evacuate a building unaided during an emergency situation, please click the student portal link to download the questionnaire that must be completed to start the setup process. If you have any questions, please email Health and Safety: email@example.com.
To improve your safety when out on the street you should:
Stay Alert - Remember, if you are wearing headphones or chatting on your mobile phone you will be distracted from your surroundings and will not hear trouble approaching.
Invest in a personal safety alarm – These can be used to shock and disorientate an attacker giving you vital seconds to get away.
Make sure you avoid danger spots - Stick to busy well lit streets whenever possible and avoid quiet or badly lit alleyways, subways or isolated parks or waste grounds. Take the safer route, even if it is longer.
Plan Ahead - Know where you're going and the best way to get there. Whenever possible, avoid long waiting times at bus stops and stations by checking the arrival times before leaving home.
Listen to your instincts - If you feel threatened, head for a safe place where there are lots of people, such as a pub, shop, garage etc.
Ensure you take the same precautions wherever you are - It's natural to feel more relaxed and comfortable in your own neighbourhood than an unfamiliar area but it's important not to get complacent about your personal safety even when close to home.
For more safety tips go to www.suzylamplugh.org