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 (e.g. fire safety) to the way we work and study (e.g. using computers, conducting fieldwork). Everyone, whether student, staff or visitor, 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.
Cardinus eLearning and assessment
LSE has purchased new eLearning and assessment software, which is provided by a company called Cardinus. The first module to be launched (on 6 February 2017) is Workstation Safety Plus, to train people how to optimise their workstations, and then conduct a simple workstation assessment.
Overseas Travel and Fieldwork
Travel and fieldwork are critical to the success of the School, from research to student recruitment, from attending conferences to work with alumni.
Most travel will take place without incident, but conditions can change rapidly, with little or no warning. We therefore ask all those travelling on School business to notify the Health and Safety Team before every trip giving dates of proposed travel, destination and purpose.
More detailed information for travellers can be found on the Fieldwork page of this site.
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 fulfil their health and safety responsibilities. 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. The other member of the Health and Safety Team is Lisa von Schlippe, Health and Safety Adviser. They can both be contacted by emailing Health.And.Safety@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
Health and Safety Law
The Health and Safety Executive has produced a leaflet outlining in general terms what employers must do for your health and safety at work, and what you must do.
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.