Any volunteer worker conducting authorised University activities on behalf of the University is covered by the University's liability policies. The University has also in place a personal accident policy for volunteer workers injured whilst conducting authorised University activities. This policy also provides death and capital benefits.
The volunteer worker must have a letter from the Head of Department granting them authorisation to conduct the University activities. The Safety Officer is delegated to sign this form for the Head of School.
All volunteers will require a safety induction by the supervisor. There must be a risk assessment for the processes that the volunteers will be performing. A copy of the signed off induction sheet must be lodged with the Safety Officer. Safety Information and links to the Induction process can be found on the School's intranet at