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Field Work

Field work is any practical work off campus carried out by staff and / or students of the University where the University retains responsibility for their health and safety. This includes

  • museum or industrial visits
  • practical data gathering
  • interviewing for research purposes
  • domiciliary visits
  • overseas travel for work purposes

Where there are potential risks associated with the Field work a risk assessment should be completed or if the activity has been assessed before the assessment should be revisited and any changes made.

It is important that field work activities are planned carefully in order to ensure the health and safety of all those involved. The following guidance and links provide information needed to help plan for a safe activity.