Health and safety information for contractors


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.

UCLan needs to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees, learners and the public are not adversely affected by maintenance and contractor activities.

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 and under the heading library, IT and facilities.

Health and safety is everyone's responsibility

For further information, please contact our SHE Department:

Fire safety

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 it is a near miss incident. These should be reported by the person responsible for the area you are visiting via

Safety signage

Whilst you are on campus it is important that you are aware of the different types of safety signs.

Examples of some of the most important ones may be found below:


UCLan 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.

In keeping with our values, we believe that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. It is therefore essential that everybody in the University understands their safeguarding responsibilities, including contractors.

We ask that contractors act on any safeguarding concerns in line with UCLan’s safeguarding and Prevent policy and procedure, which is available on our safeguarding page.

Advice for contractors

  • Familiarise yourself with, and follow, the University’s safeguarding policy. This is available on our safeguarding page.
  • Report any safeguarding concerns to the University’s safeguarding leads.
  • Be aware of signs of abuse, harm, bullying and harassment, and share concerns appropriately.
  • Treat all staff, students, colleagues and other visitors, volunteers or contractors with respect and dignity.
  • Only use work contact details.