A group of people gather together to cut a red ribbon at the opening for the Stanley Pauley Engineering building.

Stanley Pauley Engineering Building officially opens

Working alone

The Price Faculty of Engineering is taking the steps necessary to eliminate or reduce the risks related to our staff and students working alone. In part this is accomplished through education and awareness, but also through assessment of our personal situations.

You need to take reasonable care to protect yourself and others. For example, if you are working in an office, a library area or a computer lab with others present and they leave, you may be the only person left. Alert your peers when you leave and, if alone, you should take whatever steps are necessary to ensure you are safe. That may mean leaving the area or alerting a friend or family member you intend to stay and work but will be leaving at a particular time. If transiting from one university location to another alone or after hours, consider contacting Campus Safewalk (204-474-9312, available 24/7) to be accompanied by security personnel.

The Price Faculty of Engineering has identified areas where students and staff may be at risk if working alone. These areas are clearly identified by entrance signage indicating “Do Not Work Alone without prior authorization.” Authorization can be obtained by completing theAuthorization for Working Alone (PDF) form and submitting it to engineeringworkalone@umanitoba.ca complete with signatures from the individual responsible for the area in which you will be working alone and your immediate supervisor.