If you are to work abroad on University business make sure an appropriate overseas travel risk assessment is completed before you leave and is approved by your manager. This is to assess security and health risks, and provide details of your travel and accommodation arrangements in other countries.
It is important that you check the FCO websites and the University Intranet site which provides a link to control risks before you travel. The link is provided by our insurers UMAL and provides up to date, detailed information on the risk status of a country/city. Talk to colleagues who have recently visited or have knowledge of working in the country you are visiting, to make you aware of any risks to your health and safety. Check out https://intranet.swan.ac.uk/mainmenu.asp.
In addition, you must follow the appropriate health advice by getting vaccinations or medication (e.g. malaria tablets) as recommended. You must also ask for the insurance documentation before you travel.
If you have any queries regarding lone working or working off campus contact your H&S Coordinator. Alternatively, contact the Health & Safety Team for advice.