ROE Premises and Site Safety Support

Message From the Site Safety Advisor

This UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UKATC) Health and Safety Manual is a collection of policies, procedures and guidelines that have been established to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for employees, visitors and the surrounding community. This manual is written for ALL employees to assist them in establishing and maintaining the minimum-risk work environment. Copies are available to any employee through the Site Safety Advisor.

In a research environment, a safety manual must keep pace with new programs and improved knowledge. Readers are encouraged to submit any suggestions for change to the Site Safety Advisor for review and possible implementation. The latest version of this Manual will be the one posted on the UKATC Intranet.

References to safety regulations are to the UK Health and Safety at Work Regulations, unless otherwise stated.

Site Safety Advisor

Brian Sainsbury

Telephone Extension 278


Emergency Situation

In Emergency Phone 222 (Lodge)

When reporting emergencies, reception is only open between 0830 and 1630 out side these times use the 9-999 method.

If the emergency is acute, or no reply from lodge, then dial (9) 999

Information to give the 999 dispatcher:


First Aid

The First Aiders at the Observatory can be contacted directly from the list below:

First Aiders Telephone Number
Philip Best 358
Nathalie Dupin 374
Tania Johnston 263
Susanne Armstrong Bates 312
Eli Atad 202
Ed Mitchell 373
Lynn Ritchie 442

Or In An Emergency Phone 500

First Aid Boxes

  1. Lodge Reception Area
  2. Mechanical Workshop Mess Room
  3. Villas Lower Corridor Opposite Rest Room V16
  4. South Building Upper Flexure Lab
  5. Common Room Kitchen
  6. VISTA Building
  7. Management Building Kitchen
  8. Corridor Outside Students' Laboratories In 1967 Building
  9. East Tower Dome
  10. Computing Area Stairwell At C1
  11. Research Corridor 1894 Building Opposite R8
  12. Visitor Centre Shop
  13. Flat Roof Gallery
  14. Crawford Building Flexure Lab
  15. Crawford Building Ground Floor adjacent to Lift

Please contact the Safety Adviser if any First Aid Box is low in contents.