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Health and safety

These are the health and safety pages for the School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences (SMPCS). The area health and safety coordinator is Marie Taylor. Contact details for matters relating to health and safety are given below:

Health and Safety Co-ordinator Marie Taylor Room 119
Wager Building
Ext 5220

For further information, go to the University Health and safety home page


School Health and safety code

The School Code is updated every year and a copy can be found on all health and safety noticeboards.

Department of Meteorology safety code (pdf download)

Generic Risk Assessments

Children in the workplace

Staff bringing children into any of the School's buildings must fill out the appropriate risk assessment form beforehand.

There is a different form for each age range as follows;

Click to download the PDF form, print it out and return the completed, signed form to Marie Taylor by e-mail. The form is very simple, and will take only a few minutes to complete.

Office safety

Generic office risk assessment (Word document download - 45kb)

First aid

Departmental first aiders

Linda Tse Room 3L36 Ext 6456 Expires Oct 2016
Ros Hatcher Room 1U08 Ext 5429 Expires Oct 2016
Sheila Bryant Room 3L45 Ext 6395 Expires Dec 2017
Dawn Turner Room 1L40 Ext 6981 Expires Sep 2015
Debbie Turner Room 1L35 Ext 6521 Expires 2018
Agnieszka Marczuk Room 2U09 Ext 6013 Expires Oct 2019

To call an ambulance

To call an ambulance on an internal telephone dial 0-999 and ask the operator for an ambulance. Give the name of the school building in which you are located for the address they need as well as your name and telephone number. Then phone security on 6300 on an internal telephone or 0118 378 6300 on a mobile. Let them know you've called an ambulance.

Department of Meteorology
University of Reading
Earley Gate
Whiteknights Road
Reading RG6 6BB

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Reading
Pepper Lane
Reading RG6 6AX

Department of Computer Science
University of Reading
Pepper Lane
Reading RG6 6AX


If you experience any injury, work-related ill health, accident or near miss incident - no matter how minor or apparently trivial – you must report it using the University on-line incident reporting system on the University web Health & Safety Services home page (Report an incident on-line). H&SS will distribute it to the appropriate person for investigation and follow-up. You should also bring the incident to the attention of Marie Taylor the HSC.

Staff located in the Agriculture building WO59 and Harry Pitt building WO56 should contact Stephen Ansell, 0118 378 6155. Room 1U42, Sch. of Agriculture, Policy and Development, Earley Gate. 0118 378 6777. Staff in the Philip Lyle building should contact Simon Feist, HSC for School of Biological Sciences, 0118 378 7075.

It is particularly important that you report all injuries and work-related ill health that lead to time off work or that require more than local first aid treatment, i.e. treatment at the Accident and Emergency Unit, or treatment by your General Practitioner (GP), etc. These must be reported immediately. Enlist the help of a relative or friend if you are unable to do this yourself – ask them to phone [insert name or title as appropriate e.g. your manager, your local Health and Safety Co-ordinator].

Occupational health

The current Occupational Health provider for the University is:

Health Management Limited
Brightwell House
40 Queens Road


Updated March 2017

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