Health and Safety in the College

Gower College Swansea is committed to the provision of a safe learning environment for its students and staff.  These guidelines aim to protect you and others, prevent accidents and set good working practices.  We all have a legal responsibility for our own health and safety and the health and safety of others.

First Aid in the Classroom or Workshop

During activities organised by the College, you must adopt appropriate behaviour and safe working practices in accordance with instructions from lecturing staff and technicians.  These ‘safe systems of work’ are tried and tested and have been developed through risk assessment, with you in mind.  Some areas within the College environment have been identified as higher risk.  Additional controls and local rules are in place in these areas and must be complied with at all times. Higher risk areas Include:

  • Science Laboratories
  • Engineering Workshops
  • Kitchens
  • Performing Arts Areas
  • Sports Science Areas
  • Public Services
  • Educational Visits away from the College

During your induction and lessons, you will be made aware of the local rules and you will receive specific instruction, such as the use of appropriate personal protective equipment, existing control measures, emergency procedures, and any prohibitions and restricted areas.  .  You may be subject to the student disciplinary procedures for repeat offenses to health and Safety requirements

We are all required to maintain the College in a clean and tidy manner. For example, placing litter in the correct bins, and at the end of class clearing away tools, equipment and materials, returning them to storage areas as appropriate.  . This practice helps to keep work areas available and safe for all students.

If you have any concerns on matters of health and safety at Gower College Swansea, please contact the Safety Officer or a member of staff who will be able to assist you.