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10: General Information

Dignity at Warwick

We are committed to ensuring a working and learning environment in which all University members (staff and students) are treated fairly and with dignity and respect, and where bullying and harassment are not tolerated.

All staff and students have the right to be treated fairly, a responsibility to encourage a culture of dignity and respect and to challenge inappropriate behaviour. It is expected that we all contribute to ensuring that the University continues to be a safe, welcoming and productive environment, where there is equality of opportunity, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity.

We are all responsible for ensuring that individuals do not suffer any form of harassment or bullying . We encourage the constructive discussion of differences of views and to raise issues with the relevant individuals before they escalate.

The Dignity at Warwick Policy outlines unacceptable behaviours and the process of reporting and dealing with inappropriate behavior.

Department of Economics Respect Charter

We treat all of our colleagues and students with respect, please ensure you do the same in return.

Respect does not cost anything.

Please be mindful, if your behaviour towards staff is unacceptable, we may not be able to help you.

Health and safety

We consider that high standards of health and safety are of paramount importance in enabling us to achieve our objectives. We view compliance with legal requirements as the minimum acceptable health and safety standard. We are committed to planning, reviewing and developing health and safety arrangements in order to achieve a continual improvement in performance.

All staff, students and others working in the Department are expected to adopt a positive attitude to health and safety issues and must comply with appropriate legal requirements and University requirements as laid down in the University's Health and Safety Policy.

The Head of Department, Professor Jeremy Smith, holds the ultimate responsibility for health and safety within the Department but may delegate maintenance, monitoring, development and implementation of health and safety policy and practices to the Economics Departmental Health and Safety Officer (DHSO), Sarah Duggan (room S1.139, Tel : 024 765 24930).

You should inform the DHSO of any situation that you consider a real or potential hazard or shortcomings in health and safety arrangements. The situation will be added to our risk register, the risk evaluated and reasonably practicable measures should be put in place to eliminate or reduce the risk.

We will make suitable arrangements for health and safety within the limits of available financial and physical resources. Any relevant information on health and safety will be communicated to people working in the Department.

Information on fire evacuation procedures, first aid and emergency contact details can be found on laminated notices in all rooms allocated to the Economics Department. You should also familiarise yourself with the evacuation procedure for other buildings on campus where you have lectures and seminars.

Other policies and regulations