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Complying with heath and safety legislation

Research Skills required by PhD students B4: Complying with health and safety legislation....

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4 March 2010

B4: Understand relevant health and safety issues and demonstrate responsible working practices

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By the time students complete a PhD, they should be able to answer ‘Yes’ to most of these questions.

  • Do you know what your legal rights and responsibilities are under health and safety legislation as a member of the university, and can you fulfill them?
  • If you are working outside your university, do you know what your legal rights and responsibilities are as a member of the university, and can you fulfill them?
  • Do you know how to conduct a risk assessment?
  • Do you know what safety training is required for your work?
  • Have you met your discipline’s requirements for health and safety training?
  • Can you demonstrate safe working practices in your environment?

Evidence of this skill

These are examples of documents you can collect. Each implies a piece or work, which may be a good way for you to develop this skill.

  • A record of satisfactory completion of relevant health and safety training.
  • Successfully completed risk assessments for all relevant elements of your research.

This page is based upon material produced by The Open University’s research school to support doctoral students.

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