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Course Detail

HS017 - Off-site and Fieldwork Risk Assessment

This 2.5 hour course will introduce the principles for conducting a risk assessment for a safe fieldwork project under the relevant H&S legislation and Fieldwork H&S guidance / sector best practice. The course will provide advice on identifying potential hazards, evaluating risks and determining the best safety measures and arrangements for contingencies, emergencies and crisis management during fieldwork projects. Resources available within QMUL and externally for fieldwork planning, information gathering and further training will be identified.


QMUL staff and postgraduate students undertaking fieldwork for research purposes in any setting (e.g. geological, geographical, botanical, zoological, social surveys, interviewing, off campus/hospital clinical visits, home visits for clinical trial work, filming); leaders of undergraduate field trips; Safety Coordinators / Officers from Schools / Institutes / Directorates conducting fieldwork .


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand what constitutes fieldwork
  • Be able to identify a range of hazards and how to control them
  • Be comfortable measuring risk and be appreciative of who may be at risk
  • Recognise the importance of planning and the need for review

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Tuesday 5 November 2019

Venue: Queens E303 ME, Queens, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 12:30


  • Miss M Vagg
Attendees from External Organisations: If you have booked onto one of the QMUL Health & Safety Training courses please contact the Health & Safety Directorate for further instructions by emailing hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk with your name, organisation, course code and course date requested.