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). 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.
Council have approved a Policy Statement covering the safety of staff and students undertaking fieldwork and other academic related off campus activities.
The circular from the School Secretary Susan Scholefield, setting out some simple guidelines for staff and students planning off campus fieldwork, has been updated to take account of the Policy Statement. The Policy Statement and circular applies to all staff who work off campus, and who arrange for students to work off campus.
On 8 August 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The countries affected have imposed travel restrictions to regions most affected by the outbreak, and some airlines have suspended services, however borders remain open. There are no general prohibitions on travel to or from the affected countries. Those conducting fieldwork in the area are asked to review their risk assessments and contingency plans, and to monitor the situation, including medical guidance to avoid infection. Those planning to travel to the area on School business are reminded to complete a fieldwork risk assessment form and discuss their insurance needs with the School's insurers. The LSE will monitor the situation and will issue periodic guidance as required.
Health and Safety Advice
The School employs a small Health and Safety Team to give advice and support, and assist with developing and implementing preventative and protective measures. It is based in the Governance, Legal and Planning Division, 6th Floor, Tower One.
Mel Boucher is the Head of Health and Safety. She can be contacted on ext 3677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 E.Von-Schlippe@lse.ac.uk.
If you have problems finding the information you need, wish to see further information, or have a question, please email: Health.And.Safety@lse.ac.uk