Health & Safety

Updated Friday 23rd February 2024

No Smoking Policy

Please remember that smoking is not allowed anywhere on site, with the exception of the designated smoking areas; these are signposted locations in the North Car Park, West Car Park and the Harbour Quad.

River and Harbour:

  • Safety buoys are positioned on the railings near to the bridge, in case of emergencies.  Please take care during the slippery conditions over the winter months.

Updated Friday 23rd February 2024

Health & Safety

Here at Wolfson College we expect you to behave responsibly and to look out for yourself and others. This includes:

  • Keeping fire doors closed at all times (including kitchen doors)
  • Ensuring that kitchens and common areas are kept clean and tidy
  • Regularly removing rubbish from kitchens and bedrooms
  • Locking doors and windows when leaving your accommodation
  • Supervising children at all times when near the harbour and/or river

We also ask that you report any safety concerns to a member of the Lodge team. Alternatively, you can always submit a Maintenance or Housekeeping request form.

For more information, please read our Student Health & Safety Guide and the Wolfson College Health & Safety Policy.


For all emergencies or if you have any immediate concerns whilst with us at Wolfson please contact the Lodge in the first instance on 01865 274100 or visit the desk in the Lodge Reception.

Fire Safety

We also expect you to follow our fire safety rules, which include:

  • Evacuating the building and heading for the nearest fire assembly point during a fire alarm activation
  • Ensuring you keep your kitchen door closed when cooking
  • Not using candles within your accommodation
  • Not tampering with any of the portable firefighting appliances

Details about the College's fire safety expectations and rules can be found here, and a map of the fire assembly points around site here.

Please note that fire alarms are tested every Monday from 10am. If your alarm sounds for more than 15 seconds during this period, please vacate the building and head to your nearest assembly point to await further instruction. 

Updated Friday 23rd February 2024

Accident and Near Miss Reports

If you nearly or do have an accident on site, please report it to the Lodge. Reporting accidents and near misses helps us keep track of any health & safety concerns around the site, and also helps prevent future incidents from happening.

Our accident and near miss records are shown as heat maps and represent the following information:

  • The tables illustrate the number of accidents and near misses that have been reported on site
  • They are colour coded based on the number of reports per month (green representing a low number and red a high number of near misses and accidents)
  • This helps us spot trends and highlights areas of concern

Updated Friday 23rd February 2024

College Risk Assessments 

We have created a central area for all generic College risk assessments to be viewed as / when required; please click on the links as needed to view the relevant assessments as you wish. The Wolfson College risk assessment template is also included for you to use and you can contact the Home Bursary team should you require any assistance in using this to assess activities or areas yourselves.

Please see:

Wolfson College Risk Assessment Directory