Prohibited areas are currently:
Most trips on University business present a low risk, equivalent to most trips within the UK, and so there is no requirement to prepare a specific risk assessment for your travel. However, when completing the online Travel Log you must still acknowledge that you have considered the risks.
Low risk trips would typically involve travel to North America, Central or Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to attend conferences, or visit colleagues at other organisations. Host organisations are responsible for your safety and should have appropriate safety provision in place.
If you are travelling to a destination that is within a medium risk category and/or you are carrying out a medium risk activity, then you will be required to complete a written risk assessment. The Health, Safety and Security Office do not require a copy of the risk assessment but it should be available if required by insurers in the event of a claim. In this case, please send a copy of your risk assessment to me.
If you are travelling to a destination that is within a high/extreme risk category and/or you are carrying out a higher risk activity, then you will be required to complete a written risk assessment. Please send a copy of your completed risk assessment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The assessment must be signed off by the DSO (Dave Hay).
Please note that when completing your travel log, tick the box (low, medium or high risk) which applies only to the location you are travelling to. This rating does not take into account your activities whilst there. If you are performing any of the operations below, you will also need to submit a detailed and separate risk assessment to the DSO (Dave Hay).
To obtain University Business Insurance for foreign travel a specific risk assessment must be prepared for the following activities:
Please check both the FCO and Red 24 websites for details when travelling and filling in travel logs and risk assessments. Red 24 in particular is the source of information used by our insurers. If you need to register with Red 24, please ask Dave Hay for details.