Health and Safety

Health and Safety

The primary function for Health and Safety is to advise, assist and support staff to effectively manage health and safety within the college. We continuously strive for improvement and we expect all our staff, students, contractors and visitors to help us achieve this by following our policies, procedures and guidance.

City of Glasgow College is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work and study environment for staff and students. The College has set out its aims in the Health and Safety at Work Policy Statement for achieving this.

The College encourages and expects staff, students and visitors to co-operate on matters of health and safety and to act responsibly whilst on College premises.

If any visitor has concerns regarding health and safety at the College, they should raise the matter with their host, reception or a janitor.

Health and Wellbeing

The College is committed to a healthier workforce and promoting the health and wellbeing of staff and students.

Events promoting health and wellbeing take place throughout the year and the College also provides a range of facilities and information covering physical and mental wellbeing and healthy eating choices.

The Student Association also promotes and run health and wellbeing events for students.


The college extends a warm welcome to all visitors. If you require directions or assistance please go to the Reception Desk and they will gladly help you.

The health and safety information below is also available at reception. It is important to read this information.

COVID-19: On campus information

Covid-19 rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away. 

There is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings on campus. However, the College strongly recommends that face masks or coverings be worn voluntarily, in line with the current public health advice.

The Scottish Government is urging everyone in Scotland to use 'Covid Sense' to help protect themselves and others:

  • get your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected.
  • stay at home and rest if you have symptoms.
  • open windows when socialising indoors.
  • wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport.
  • wash your hands to protect yourself.
  • take an LFD test before visiting someone in a hospital or care home.

There is no longer a requirement to take a Lateral Flow test before coming into college, but test kits are still available from Reception at City and Riverside for those who wish to do so voluntarily until stocks run out.

Distance Aware

The Distance Aware scheme offers everyone, who may feel more comfortable when they have more room, the chance to wear an easily recognisable symbol to show others they need space and care. The polite prompt is designed to support those who are worried about being in public places, for whatever reason, and help them feel more confident when going about their daily life. Free lanyards and badges featuring the Distance Aware shield are available from libraries across the country, with badges also free to pick up in ASDA stores or online from participating charities, free or for a small donation.