Health & Safety Issues
Health & Safety
The College has a number of policies and procedures to promote
the health and safety of staff, students and visitors. You will
find details of these policies in your Welcome Pack marked 'Health
and Safety Information for Students'. Please read this leaflet
carefully and if you aren't sure you understand anything in this
leaflet, please contact the International
. Your individual tutor will give you details of routine
health and safety rules and emergency procedures while you are in
Whilst you are living and studying in Britain you will be
entitled to free medical care under the National Health Service
(NHS) provided that your stay is for 6 months or longer. In order
to obtain this service you should register with a local General
Practice as soon as possible after your arrival (residential
students may register as temporary patients with the local surgery
when they need treatment). There are many General Practices in and
around Doncaster and you can get details of numbers from Reception
at High Melton.
The College has a number of qualified first aiders who can
administer simple medical help. In an emergency, a first aider can
be contacted at the Reception - Tel: 01302 553773.
**Please be aware that it is very difficult to secure
non-emergency dental care in the UK, therefore we strongly advise
you to have any treatment carried out before you
If you require any emergency dental treatment whilst studying
at Doncaster College you should call into the International Office
and collect details.
Nationals of these countries and others may
be required to undergo a TB screening prior to applying for a
visa to come to the UK. Further information is available on
the UK Visas website at http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/. Your
local British Embassy or British High Commission will have full
details of TB testing in your country.
Other nationals of TB-endemic countries
Although it is not a requirement for all nationals of TB-endemic
countries to be screened prior to arrival in the UK, some students
will be required to undergo a TB screening on arrival in the UK.
This can be inconvenient, but you may be able to bypass
this procedure if you already have a chest-x-ray with you in your
We therefore suggest that you contact your British Embassy or
British High Commission to find out a) whether you are likely to be
screened on arrival in the UK and b) what the criteria are for a
valid chest x-ray.