Health & Safety

One key role for our technicians is ensuring that equipment is in good condition, and that it is used safely.

Here you’ll find links to risk assessments for the various equipment available in the department, as well as other important safety information. You should make sure you understand the relevant documents for any equipment you intend to use.

If you have any questions, or you’d like to report a near miss, please contact


Please ensure you follow university-wide and government-wide guidance in regard to COVID-19.

Students undertaking their dissertation will be interested in the following guidance: ‘click here‘.

Please note researchers conducting face to face research will have to complete a ‘Local Covid-19 Risk Assessment for Research Projects’ that is to be signed off by the Principal Investigator/Supervisor.*

*Covid-19 Guidance can change more regularly than we update this site, please check central university webpages for the most up-to-date information.

Risk Assessments:

If you’d like to use a device or facility that isn’t listed here please contact

Axivity AX3

Biopac fNIR 1000

Biopac fNIR 2000 

Biopac MP160 Bionomadix PPG & EDA 

Biopac MP36 GSR

Brainsight fNIR 

C803-C804 Observation Suite

DuoMAG XT-100 rTMS System 

EEGO sports ANT Neuro


Finger-prick blood testing

HTC Vive Pro Eyes

HTC Vive

L811C&D Folding Wall

Lone working

Oculus Quest

Oculus Rift

Pupil Labs Eye tracking glasses

Tobii Pro Glasses 2

Tobii Pro Nano

Tobii Pro Spectrum

Tobii X2-60

Tobii X3-120


HPL5 – Blood Sampling Policy

HPL8 – General Good Laboratory Practice Policy

Sharps and Needle-Stick Policy