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Graduate Students - Fieldwork
This affects graduate and MSci students who will be undertaking individual fieldwork or any other off-site work as part of their MSc, MSci or PhD work.
If you intend to carry out any off site work, you will need to complete a risk assessment for this. Forms are available below. This is a legal requirement and necessary even if you are only going for a day.
Please give as much detail as possible of the
possible risks likely to be encountered and measures to mitigate them.
The form guides you through the process. If you are travelling abroad,
it is also important to record your passport number on the RA form.
On completion, the form must be signed off by a member of UCL staff. This would normally be your project supervisor, but I am also willing to sign off forms.
Signatories should be aware that they are expected
to read the forms and are satisfied that all risks are covered.
On completion, a copy of the form must be lodged
with me. You should also take a copy with you. Other parties you are
working with (especially in industrial sites) may request to see it!
If you are taking part in a scheduled,
undergraduate, departmentally-organised field trip, a risk assessment
will have been completed for this trip by the field class leader and
participating individuals will not be expected to draw up their own RA.
If you have any questions or you require any guidance on the completion of RAs, please do contact me.
Fieldwork risk assessment forms are available to download here.
The UCL approved code of practice for fieldwork is available here.
Earth Sciences Fieldwork Safety Officer