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Higher Education Sector Guidance on Health and Safety in Fieldwork and Travel


A healthy and safe environment is an important part of any work and study place, regardless of where that may be. Fieldwork forms a key element of academic teaching and research, enabling our institutions to develop innovative and exciting solutions to a wide variety of problems, issues and intriguing questions.

This document provides a framework for establishing policies and procedures that enable staff, students and other participants in higher education institutions to undertake fieldwork safely. It provides institutions with a way to demonstrate that they are following good practice to manage fieldwork, thereby facilitating fieldwork in even the most remote and challenging of environments and circumstances.