The University’s overarching Health and Safety Policy for Travelling and Working Abroad can be found online. This includes a helpful checklist and travel advice.
Where the overseas travel is for the purposes of research, it is necessary to complete a Research Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan (RAMP) – this is part of systematically considering the risks you or your research staff may face, and the steps that will be taken to reduce these risks.
- Full guidance and a RAMP template for risk assessment can be found here
On the basis of a risk assessment, you may need to factor in additional costs (e.g. for hotels in a safer part of a city, or taxi fares for travel within an area). Equally, you will want to consider whether the research questions that you are asking may raise issues for your safety in terms of local sensitivities that will need to be carefully considered.
For overseas research for which the risks are more than trivial, there will be a need to refer your risk assessment to the Chair of your College Health and Safety Committee. For further help or advice please contact Workplace Wellbeing: firstname.lastname@example.org