Health and safety

Safety and security on campus

North Highland College works hard to ensure the campus is as safe as possible for all students, staff and visitors. Everyone using the College has a responsibility to ensure they do not take part in any activities or behaviour that is likely to put themselves or others at risk. Any student found to be in breach of Health and Safety Regulations will face disciplinary action. It is everybodies responsibility to report anyone or anything they feel is a Health and Safety risk.  Reports should be made to Roddy Ferrier, Director of Finance and Estates.

Emergencies

In an emergency, students and guests should take appropriate action, and depending on the nature of the emergency contact the emergency services by dialling 999. You should also inform College Reception desk.

General health and safety information

  • The College has trained First Aid contacts on site. Please contact College Reception if they are required
  • Toilets are located within each campus building
  • Please note, visitors are NOT to use the trainees changing room for child protection reasons
  • All students should respect other activities taking place in the college at all times
  • Food and drink should only be consumed in the canteen/designated social areas
  • If the fire alarm sounds, exit the building by the nearest exit and assemble at the appropriate fire point as indicated by the fire safety poster in each room
  • Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted inside any campus buildings or outside, within
  • college grounds, except in the designated smoking shelters
  • The speed limit in the college car park is 10mph

Please note that a weekly fire alarm test will be carried out. These will normally take place on Friday
mornings with the alarm sounding for a short period of time. There is no need to evacuate the  building at this time

Course specific health and safety requirements

In addition to the general health and safety requirements of the college, you may have to adhere to requirements specific to your course e.g. personal protective clothing, hygiene, first aid, and specialist equipment usage. Your Programme Leader will advise you of these requirements.

 

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