Assessment of safety climate perception of undergraduate and postgraduate science and engineering students

1. Section A: Essence of study

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The results of this questionnaire are to be used for an individual project researching safety climate perception at the University of Manchester and how this perception affects the likelihood of accidents and incidents in laboratories. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this assessment of safety perception is more relevant than before given social distances measures and safety protocol aimed to stop further spread of the virus. The pandemic has catalysed the need to re-assess and change our attitudes towards safety and this research will provide the necessary insight into the current safety perception at the university and highlight areas for improvement.

Please be assured that the responses obtained from all participants of this study shall be completely anonymous and confidential as no personal information would be included in the transcript. Also, the results to be obtained from this study shall only be used for the stated purpose. Therefore, interested participants are required to read through the information sheet as well as endorse the consent form before attempting to fill the questionnaire.

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Thank you for your most anticipated cooperation.
 

1. I confirm that I have read the attached information sheet for the above study and have had the opportunity to consider the information and ask questions and had these answered satisfactorily *

 

2. I understand that my participation in the study is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any time without giving a reason and without detriment to myself. I understand that it will not be possible to remove my data from the project once it has been anonymised and forms part of the data set. I agree to take part on this basis. *

 

3. I agree that any data collected may be published in anonymous form in academic books, reports or journals. *

 

4. I understand that data collected during the study may be looked at by individuals from The University of Manchester or regulatory authorities, where it is relevant to my taking part in this research. I give permission for these individuals to have access to my data *

 

5. I agree that any personal/anonymised data collected may be shared with researchers/researchers at other institutions *

 

6. I am 18 years old and over. *

 

7. I agree to take part in this study. *