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Health and Safety Team
Governance, Legal & Policy Division
Room 1KW.3
London School of Economics
Houghton Street


Health and safety

LSE is generally a low risk environment. These pages give information on measures we are taking to ensure the health, safety and welfare of everyone who works, studies or visits the premises or may be affected by the activities of the School.

Health and safety impacts upon everything we do at the School, from the premises and equipment we use (eg fire safety) to the way we work and study (eg using computers, conducting fieldwork). Everyone, whether students, staff or visitors, has a role in ensuring that the School remains a safe environment.

Our safety policy (pdf) sets out the School's aims and objectives with regard to safety, and the responsibilities of individuals at all levels for health and safety. The Arrangements web pages identify the arrangements and procedures for implementing the policy. These are continually reviewed, updated and expanded.

Travel and Fieldwork

Council has approved a Fieldwork Policy Statement covering the safety of all staff and students undertaking fieldwork and other travel.

An updated circular from the School Secretary has been circulated. This sets out some simple guidelines for staff and students planning off campus fieldwork. It was updated to take account of the Fieldwork Policy Statement. There is also guidance on some simple steps to take when planning fieldwork. Further guidance, sources of advice and risk assessment forms are listed under the Arrangements for Fieldwork.

Please notify the Health and Safety team of all planned travel overseas, so they can advise whether an additional risk assessment is necessary, and issue the travel insurance cover note. For emergency assistance during School-related travel, contact the insurers on the Emergency Assistance number on the cover note.

Advice during hot weather

The NHS has issued advice for coping in the current hot weather. See the NHS Choices website. The Health and Safety Executive's guidance on temperature in the workplace is given on the HSE's website.

Health and Safety Advice

The School employs a small Health and Safety Team to provide professional health and safety advice, and support to managers and supervisors.  It is based in the Governance, Legal and Policy Division, 3rd Floor, 1 Kingsway (1KW.3).

Mel Boucher is the Head of  Health and Safety. She can be contacted on ext 3677 or email The other member of the Health and Safety Team is Lisa von Schlippe, Health and Safety Adviser. She can be contacted on ext 3638 or email

If you have problems finding the information you need, wish to see further information, or have a question, please email:

Medical Advice

The Health and Safety team are not medically qualified, and cannot give medical advice. Information on accessing medical services in the UK can be found on the Student Support pages under Healthcare.

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