Health and Safety

Welcome to Edinburgh Napier University - we wish you a happy and successful time studying with us. In particular, the University wishes to ensure your safety and wellbeing and in a busy university of our size, this gives you particular responsibilities.


  • Pay attention to instructions from staff with regards to safety
  • Work safely, for your own sake and others
  • Take care as you go about the University
  • Report any accident and get first aid treatment at once
  • Report any hazard you spot to a member of staff
  • Learn what to do in the event of a fire
  • Respect the University's no smoking policy – smoking is only permitted in designated smoking shelters
  • Wear any personal protective equipment you are issued
  • Think before you act - carelessness causes many accidents
  • Take care and ask staff for advice with lifting any heavy objects
  • Do not carry food or drink out of the catering outlets - if spilled they present a risk of slipping for all users of the building
  • On no account should food be eaten in a laboratory environment

More information

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Health and Safety team by emailing

We have also created a Student Health and Safety guide to provide you with more information. You can download this in PDF format.

Download the Student Health and Safety Guide (PDF, 817 kB)