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Department of Engineering Health & Safety


Access to Department buildings is now back to pre-COVID norms.


Face coverings

The use of face coverings is strongly recommended in all internal multi occupancy buildings; they can be removed, but with an ongoing consideration for others who may prefer to use them; this includes if you meet with others in close proximity, and/or in smaller rooms, where it would be courteous to ask if others are comfortable for you not to wear a face covering. In addition, you should consider continuing to wear face coverings if:

a) Other mitigating factors such as a degree of social distancing (high density areas/crowds) or adequate ventilation is compromised.

b) When moving around buildings/rooms in multiple occupation.

c) Where your own risk assessment identifies you should wear appropriate PPE (providing additional personal protection to you as well as to others).

d) Where notices are displayed to encourage continued use of face coverings.


Social distancing

A degree of social distancing will need to be considered in all workplace settings including rest/social areas with notices displayed to encourage continued commitment to social distancing.


Hand hygiene

Enhanced handwashing/sanitisation is still strongly recommended, with supplies of hand sanitiser placed next to entrances/exits and in communal areas and notices displayed to encourage continued hand hygiene.


The Stay Safe Cambridge University webpages are kept up-to-date with the latest guidance for safe working.

You can find information about walk-in vaccination clinics in the local area (for anyone aged over 18) here.

The NHS advice on when to isolate can be found here.

Guidance for safe working at home (which includes a link to the required risk assessment for working at home) can be found here.

The University has published some guidance on looking after your / your team’s mental health while working predominantly from home. Please do look at them / use them and refer to them.

Guidance for Managers: Managing Your Team Remotely

Remote Working Guide for Individuals


Safety Office Contact Details



Inglis Building

Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ


Gary Steele

Department Safety Officer (DSO)

Departmental Fire Safety Manager (DFSM)

Tel: 01223 (3)32740


Steve Wickens

Department Safety Coordinator

Tel: 01223 (7)61455