SOAS University of London

Health and Safety

UK Fieldwork

The guidance document on this page outlines the procedures and arrangements that need to be in place within departments to enable staff and student participants to undertake fieldwork in the safest possible manner. Its aim is to encourage departments to adopt a risk based approach to the management of health and safety risks arising out of field work and sets out reasonably practicable actions to:

  • Ensure the SOAS fulfils its statutory duty of care towards its staff and students, and
  • Assist in making field work organisers and participants sufficiently informed to enable them to plan and participate in the fieldwork activities safely