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Legal Advice

Legal Services forms part of the University’s Professional Services and provides in-house legal advice to the University to enable it to take decisions that are risk-aware and are in alignment with its strategic goals.  For further information visit Legal Services Intranet page. 

Letterheaded Paper/Compliment Slips

Only official letterheaded paper produced by Central Printing Services may be used for University correspondence. All letterheads should be locked securely at all times. Contact your local Institute or Department manager if you need a letterhead, please also explain why.

Lone Working

It is inevitable that at certain times staff, students and visitors will find themselves working alone and/or out of hours. This may be because of the time of day or year, e.g. out of term time; the location of the work, e.g. an individual office, a remote building or location or off campus; or the nature of the work, e.g. maintenance, horticulture or security.

Apart from some specific work activities, e.g. working on live electrical equipment, diving, carrying explosives in vehicles and fumigation work, there are no specific regulations prohibiting lone working. Lone working is required to be considered in the overall risk assessment for a particular activity. If a significant risk is identified then suitable control measures should be put in place to reduce the risks to an acceptable level. If the risk is significantly high the control measure may be to prohibit lone working.

It is up to managers and supervisors to determine if out of hours or lone working is permissible and the control measures that should be in place. Further information can be found here.

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