Health & Safety
DPAG staff and students are being authorised to return to work under the University's Return to On-Site Working programme. Research activity has resumed, and the professional services teams are providing support in the department and from home. All work in the department continues to be subject to Covid-19 risk assessment and must be approved by the Departmental Safety Officer and the Head of Department.
All DPAG staff and student members with SSO credentials should refer to the DPAG intranet's Return to Onsite Working page for our protocol for safe working, full guidance for safe working in labs, emergency actions and contacts and cleaning procedures, including our departmental risk assessment.
Emergency telephone calls can be made from any network telephone by dialling 9-999.
In the event of a serious/life threatening medical emergency call 9-999.
If the injury is less serious call Oxford 9-(01865) 220208 for Accident Service, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington.
If it is an EYE accident: send the injured person to the Eye Hospital and call 01865 224800 to warn the hospital of their arrival (24-hour service). The Eye Hospital is in the West Wing at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The Eye Emergency Department operates a booking system, although patients with urgent, painful or sight threatening conditions will be seen promptly, so ensure that you phone ahead. First aiders may assess that ambulance transport is needed for some injuries.
For example, security issues, gas or water leaks, please follow the below instructions:
During working hours
Contact a member of the Facilities Team or a safety officer. Call reception in the building you are working in if you don’t know the number or can’t get hold of anyone.
Outside working hours
Call University Security Services on (01865 2) 89999. The Non-Emergency Police (Thames Valley) Number is (9)101, if you need to contact the local Police force.