Fieldwork and Drone Protocol Consultation

Fieldwork and Drone Protocol Consultation

Fieldwork

Fieldwork is an essential part of University teaching and research, enabling and inspiring many staff and students’ academic and personal development.

Based on staff feedback, we have reworked the original health and safety protocol to make it simpler and more concise. Please:

  • Read the documents at the bottom of this webpage.
  • Send your feedback to safety@leeds.ac.uk by Monday 18 September 2017.
  • For more information speak to your Health and Safety Manager, call ext. 34201 or contact safety@leeds.ac.uk

We are interested in your thoughts generally, but also specifically on the following questions:

  • Are the Procedures useful?
  • Are there any changes needed to the Fieldwork Risk Assessment Form?
  • Do you understand what you will need to do for Fieldwork health and safety? 
  • Does it make sense?
  • Is anything missing? Do you need anything else to help you put it into practice?

Drones

Drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems or Vehicles - UAS) are aircraft whose flight is controlled either autonomously, by on-board computers, or by remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. 

This new protocol includes:

  • Drones being flown on, inside or over University premises, 
  • Drones flown off University premises (both in the UK and overseas) for University work, study or research. Both drones that are built in-house or those that are purchased; and whether the purpose of the flight is for testing, research, teaching or commercial reasons. 

To have your say, please read the documents at the bottom of this webpage and send any feedback to safety@leeds.ac.uk  by Tuesday 19 September 2017.  

For more information on the consultation see the FAQs on the right hand side of this webpage, speak to your Health and Safety Manager, call ext. 34201 or contact safety@leeds.ac.uk 

We are interested in your thoughts generally, but also specifically on the following questions:

  • Are you clear on what you will need to do if you are flying Drones on University business or premises?
  • Does it make sense?
  • Is anything missing? Do you need anything else to help you put it into practice?