Case 238 – University office bicycle ban

Issue

The enquirer was told that, for health and safety reasons they were not allowed to keep their bicycle in their office at a university. The university provides some external cycle parking but not enough for everyone and the enquirer says bicycle theft is common on campus.

Panel decision

The university have confirmed that they are aware there is no health and safety regulation which prevents bicycles being stored in buildings. They have also made it clear that their policy of not allowing bicycles into buildings is in order to keep all accessways clear for fire safety reasons. It is not clear to the panel when this policy was put in place or why the enquirer was only recently informed of the policy.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2013/case238-university-bicycles.htm