Health and safety
Safeguarding and your wellbeing
We support students in 'Being Safe and Feeling Safe'.
If you feel unsafe or are at risk of being unsafe - speak directly to your tutor or another member of College staff.
If you cannot contact anyone at College and feel you are at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, or feel you are at risk of danger from others, call:
- 101 for situations that do not require an immediate police response.
- 999 if you are in an emergency situation
For non-urgent medical help contact the National Health Services (NHS) - either by phone or online:
- Your GP – your GP contact details will be available on-line.
- Blackpool Urgent Treatment Centre (Walk-in Centre): 01253 953953. Get contact details and opening times.
- NHS helpline on 111 (the 111 service is extremely busy -expect a wait), or NHS online via 111.nhs.uk.
Other useful support networks are:
- Mental Health Helpline: 0800 616171
- Samaritans: Freephone 116123 (available 24 hours a day)
- Childline (for under-19s): 0800 1111
Staying safe online
'Being Safe and Feeling Safe' includes staying safe online.
Here are some useful resources to help you stay safe online:
- Cyberaware is the UK government's guidance on how to follow their six top tips for staying safe online.
- thinkuknow.co.uk is from National Crime Agency - CEOP, which has advice about staying safe when on a phone, tablet or computer.
- saferinternet.org.uk includes tips, advice, guides and resources for non-experts to help keep safe online.
- childline.org.uk is a great resource to help you keep safe, and what to do when things go wrong. Some of the topics covered are tips to staying safe online, keeping your information secure, and how to spot fake news.
- ceop.police.uk is for safely and securely reporting online sexual abuse, whether you have been the victim of online sexual abuse or you’re worried this is happening to someone that you know.
- reportharmfulcontent.com guides you through reporting and removing harmful material from social media.
B&FC Prevent Strategy
Here is the Blackpool and The Fylde College Prevent Strategy (you must be a member of the B&FC community to view this resource).
Safety on campus
The College will continue with Enhanced Risk Assessments for those colleagues who are clinically vulnerable.
Stay warm - stay safe
To safeguard us all against COVID-19 it is essential we maintain good levels of ventilation circulating fresh air through all our campuses.
It means in many areas and where practical and safe we need to keep doors (not internal fire doors) and windows ajar for natural ventilation. This will also help to reduce contact with door handles, which though they are regularly cleaned are a known harbour for germs. It's important that everyone dresses warmly as windows and doors will be open. Please make sure that you wear suitable clothing.
What will happen if I have been in contact with someone who has been confirmed as positive or if I have symptoms myself?
You will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people. You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The Student Support and Wellbeing Team can offer support. Support is also available through the NHS.
Important FNC Maritime student specific FAQs
I am completing my Notice of Eligibility (NoE) application and require a letter from College confirming my Cadet Training Route. How do I do this?
Please see the NoE PowerPoint presentation on Canvas for further information. Please also ensure you read the guidance in the NOE application form from the MCA. Forms are found here:
Your college letter will be e-mailed out to you through in due course. If you do not receive this please contact email@example.com
We recommend that you complete your NOE application form as soon as possible.
How late I can join Phase 5?
We would prefer you join the programme from the beginning. A maximum of one week late start may be possible if you are able to catch up, with extra time invested, so that you will not miss out on the content.
All sessions are compulsory and invaluable towards preparation for your external assessments.
How do I reset the password for my College account?
In the first instance contact the help desk.
- Call: 01253 504222
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If unsuccessful, please email email@example.com with a photo of you holding your photo ID (Driving Licence or Passport or Seaman Book or Previous College ID).
We will then reset the password as soon as possible.
How can I update my address, email address or contact number?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I keep up to date with information?
Please continue to check your student email, Microsoft Teams notifications and the College intranet (Canvas and MyDay) regularly, as these are the major channels we will use to communicate with you.
You may wish to follow our Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and Instagram if you don’t already do so.