The nature of research is such that at times there will be the need for lab personnel (graduate students, lab technicians, lab assistants, post doctoral fellows, research associates or principal investigators) to be on the premises outside of regular working hours, for example, to follow up on experiments. Buildings, in which our staff and students are accommodated, have been made secure in accordance with University standards, and most offices are equipped with a phone or payphones that have a direct line to Campus Security are readily available in case of emergency. Those individuals who choose to work after hours must take responsibility for ensuring someone knows that they are working alone in a known location, and that they know what to do in an emergency situation. They are also advised to make appropriate use of the campus “Safewalk” service. It is also recommended that any staff who choose to work outside regular hours consider having a personal cell phone.
Working Alone Protocol
Summer Students Addendum