Workplace Safety and Tips
A Message to University
The University Police
Department is dedicated to maintaining the campus as a safe
and pleasant place to work, live and study. The Department
is charged with the protection of life and property and the
prevention and detection of crime on the campus. (Vitally
concerned with human life and property, the members of the
Police Department both enforce the laws of the State of New
Hampshire and the regulations of the University.)
As members of the University
Community, you can help prevent crime by following the the
- Record serial numbers,
model numbers, brand names and descriptions of valuables
which are kept in your office; keep a duplicate copy of
this information in a different location.
- Never leave a wallet or
purse lying out on top of your desk. Place it in a
drawer or somewhere out of sight. If you are leaving the
room, lock this drawer. It takes only about eight
seconds for someone to walk into a room and take
- Leave large sums of
money home or in a safe place. DO NOT bring them to work
with you each day.
- Require photo
identification and authorization from "repairmen"
wanting to remove a piece of equipment from your office
- Notify your supervisor
of anyone acting suspiciously or contact the UNH Police
Department at 862-1427.
- Never loan equipment or
keys to strangers. Even if you know the borrower, it is
best to accompany him or her with the necessary keys.
Remember that they are YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
- When leaving your
office for the day, make sure: all windows are locked
and correctly closed; all valuables are removed form the
desk tops and locked away; all desks and files are
locked; all doors and closed and locked, including
- NEVER PROP OPEN A DOOR
for anyone. If you are working late with someone, set a
time to meet that person at the entrance to let him or
her into the building.
- Remove any
identification tags from key rings. That way if they are
lost or stolen, they cannot be associated with your
- Do not label keys with
which door or lock they open. If necessary, color code
the key to remind yourself which door or lock they fit.
- Report all locks,
windows, doors and lights in need of repair to the
appropriate people. These are all vital parts
to office security.
- If you witness or are a
victim of a crime, no matter how small, report it
immediately to the University Police. Unreported crimes
cannot be solved.
- Review and share this
information with co-workers, especially new or
If you or your office would
like more information on office crime prevention, please
contact the University Crime Prevention Unit at 862-1427.
WALK ALONE, especially at night. Call 862-1427 at any
time for an escort from one part of campus to another if
personal safety is a concern.
- If you
decide to walk alone at night, walk where there is
plenty of light and traffic, avoiding empty and dark
areas. Avoid walking alone WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
ALL STRANGERS loitering in buildings or parking areas to
the University police at 862-1427.
near people. Avoid shortcuts through empty lots, or
- DO NOT
attempt to confront or restrain a suspicious person, but
report them immediately to the University Police.
returning to your home or car, have your keys ready
before you get to the door.
- If you
fear you are in danger, yell "FIRE!" This will get more
attention than yelling "HELP!"
- Do not
hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers.
security and safety conscious at all times.
subscribe to the "It will never happen to me" attitude.