Human Resources

Health and Safety

Drones / Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The University of Portsmouth is supportive of the use of Drones / Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in safe and controlled situations, which comply with legislation and licensing regulations.

The Faculty of Science, Department of Geography and School of Earth & Environmental Studies have successfully used UAVs on field trips and for research.

A risk assessment and Safe Operating Procedure must be completed and submitted to the Insurance Officer and Health & Safety Office for consideration before drones / unmanned aerial vehicles are used on University business or premises.


The Health & Safety Office has issued specific guidance for University staff on the use of drones / unmanned aerial vehicles.