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SMSR: safety

Food and drink

Food and drink are not allowed in the School's server rooms.

Safety tests

Pre-installation safety tests are not normally needed for 'standard' machines bought by the University through the usual suppliers. However, non-standard machines and older machines do have to be tested periodically. Our own technicians will advise as to when this needs to be done, and they will do any necessary testing.

Machines which fail a safety test must not be used. Machines which have not had a recent safety test may be powered off until one can be arranged.

Heavy and bulky equipment

Computing machinery intended for racking in the self-managed server room might be both heavy and bulky. If you are involved in the installation and/or removal of any such machinery, then do not proceed unless you are certain that the manual handling involved presents no risk either to your own personal safety, or to that of others. If you are in any doubt, seek help and advice via our support form.

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Last reviewed: 
24/03/2021

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