Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences Courses

Health and Safety Policy


The Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences has a duty to provide a safe and healthy working environment. Management of health and safety is a fundamental part of our plan and is essential to the success of the organisation.

As an employer, the Academy has a duty under the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, European Directives, and other associated legislation to protect the health and safety of all its employees.

The Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences endeavours to comply with these legal requirements by ensuring that:


The Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences shares teaching and office locations with Queen Mary University of London and therefore it is important that all staff and students familiarise themselves with the Environmental Health and Safety procedures of the University. The relevant information can be found at: http://qm-web.safety.qmul.ac.uk/index.html


In Emergency Dial: 07846044406

In the case of any emergency, you should call the number above and where necessary, dial 999 and request the ambulance services. You should do this as soon as the emergency arises and not try to deal with it unless you are fully qualified to do so. A first aider should be informed as soon as possible. A list of first aiders and their contact numbers are provided below.

Name of First Aider Contact Number
Professor P Vanezis 07802563223
Mr Dalvir Soor 07763674460

The nearest hospitals and walk in centres providing Accident and Emergency (A&E) treatment are listed below:

St Thomas’ Hospital A&E, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH
Royal London Hospital A&E, Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BB

Minor injuries can be treated using materials from the First Aid kits which are located in: Security Desks around Charterhouse Square and at the 117 Charterhouse Street Office, first floor reception.


The management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 place a general requirement on employers to assess all risks involved in their work activity. Where there is a significant risk this assessment must be recorded.

Hazard – Something which has the potential to do harm
Risk – The likelihood of the harm occurring

The essential steps that are taken in order to comply with these Regulations are:

Hazards can include, but are not limited to:

A risk assessment must be carried out for any hazards which may be present in the workplace. These must also be periodically reviewed to ensure that they remain effective. Any significant changes to the activities included in risk assessments must also be updated on the risk assessment form. The risk assessment will outline who is at risk and evaluate the level of risk (low / medium / high). Although this is a subjective evaluation, it will be used to give an indication of the priority with which the risk should be addressed. The risk assessment form will also outline what measure are being undertaken to control the risks. The can include but are not limited to:

All findings should be recorded on the risk assessment form. The risk assessment form can be found in Appendix 1. Once completed, this should be sent to:

Health and Safety Officer
Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences
117 Charterhouse Street,
Telephone: +44(0)207 882 3401
Fax: +44(0)207 882 3424
Email: info@afms.org.uk




If a fire breaks out in your presence:

When you hear the fire alarm:

Building Name Assembly Point
Charterhouse Square The green (centre of the campus)
117 Charterhouse Street Near the black entry gate to Charterhouse Square
Fire Marshals:

The following staff members are designated fire marshals and it is their responsibility to ensure that their areas are cleared of people in the event of the activation of a fire alarm. You must listen to their instructions and promptly evacuate the building when told to do so:

Fire Drills:
Building Name Assembly Point


In the event of a bomb threat, the fire alarm will be activated and the evacuation procedure is the same. Once evacuated, you should await further instructions from qualified members of staff and the police.


Every accident, no matter how minor, must be reported to the Health and Safety Officer (Adam Konstanciak). Please use the Accident and Dangerous Occurrence Report which can be found below in Appendix 2. It can also be downloaded from the Academy website.

The completed form must be returned to the following:

Health and Safety Officer
Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences
117 Charterhouse Street,
Telephone: +44(0)207 882 3401
Fax: +44(0)207 882 3424
Email: info@afms.org.uk

The Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 requires that certain accidents and dangerous occurrences must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive within seven days of the incident. Failure to do so is a criminal offence. The Safety Adviser is responsible for the statutory reporting of accidents and dangerous occurrences and it is essential, therefore, that he is notified as quickly as possible after any incident which may be reportable.

Reportable accidents and dangerous occurrences include:

The full list of reportable accidents and dangerous occurrences is contained in the Reporting of Incidents, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1985. The Safety Officer also has a copy of these regulations available for inspection.

When a reportable accident or dangerous occurrence has occurred, the site of the incident (other than for purposes of making the area safe) must not be cleared, tidied up, or in any other way disturbed until both the College and School Safety Advisers have carried out an initial investigation.

Accident and incident report – click here to download

Risk Assessment form – click here to download

Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences

Registered Address:
Miller House, 3 Devonshire Drive, London SE10 8LP

+44(0)207 525 6030

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