Health and safety information for visitors


We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our colleagues, learners, visitors and contractors. However brief your visit to our campus might be, we want to ensure your time with us is a safe one.

Your host should be your first point of contact for any queries you may have. Alternatively, you can visit the concierge desk in the Student Centre.

Health and safety is everyone's responsibility

For further information, please contact our SHE Department:

Safeguarding guidance for visitors

The University of Central Lancashire aims to create an environment in which all members of the University community, including those under the age of 18 and adults at risk, are safe from harm and all forms of prejudice, harassment, discrimination and bullying.

IT acceptable use policy

The use of UCLan’s IT facilities implies that the user accepts the rules for the use of IT facilities. This policy can be viewed on our student contract page, in the relevant academic year under the heading library, IT and facilities.

Fire safety

    • Immediately operate the fire alarm call point.
    • From a place of safety dial 333 or use an emergency telephone (red/green) to inform security of the location of the fire. From an external line, dial 01772 896333.
    • Evacuate to the assembly point which is noted on the blue fire procedure notices displayed on means of escape.
    • The Safe Zone App can also be used to notify security of an emergency situation.
    • Evacuation chairs are available within buildings to assist the evacuation of mobility-impaired people. Details of their location are posted within buildings. The fire alarms are tested on a weekly basis and signs detailing the day and time are displayed at building entrances. During such tests, the alarms should sound for no longer than 30 seconds.
    • Leave the building by the nearest available exit, closing windows and doors behind you
    • To assist in a safe evacuation, please try to ensure that your work area is clear as you leave
    • Do not stop to collect personal belongings
    • Evacuate to your nearest assembly point
    • Follow any instruction you are given by the Fire Marshals
    • Do not re-enter the building and do not attempt to use lifts
  1. Fire assembly points for our Preston Campus are displayed on this map.

First aid

A first aider can be summoned by dialling one of the following numbers:

  • 333 – University emergency number
  • +44 (0)1772 896333 – from a mobile phone
  • +44 (0)1772 892068 – to contact security

Accidents, incidents & near misses

All incidents must be reported, even if you do not sustain a personal injury or if it is a near miss incident.

Visitor responsibilities

We expect all visitors to:

  • Behave courteously and respectfully at all times, in line with our values.
  • Report any safeguarding concerns or any concerning behaviour they experience or witness.
  • Abide by the IT acceptable use policy.
  • Adhere to all health and safety instructions, advice and guidance.
  • Report any accidents, incidents or near misses through the accident reporting arrangements.
  • Not smoke or vape in any University building or vehicle.
  • Wear any protective clothing provided, as appropriate.
  • Report to the nearest assembly point, as directed by their host, in the event of a fire.