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Risk Assessment for Science and Engineering

These pages explain where the concept of risk assessment comes from and why risk assessment is so important to everything that we do.

Risk assessment should prevent incidents, accidents and near misses occurring at the University.


There are a number of enforcing agencies that are relevant to the University Sector and these are the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Environment Agency and the Home Office.


There is also industrial guidance and national and international standards that may help shape our research, as well as our own University Policies and Procedures and those set by our own HE accreditation organisations that may be relevant to our work.

These should help you to evaluate the standards required to be met by any research that you supervise.