Policy: Loss or damage to personal property
To outline the University's provisions for loss or damage to personal property.
The University's provisions for loss or damage to personal property.
This Policy applies across the University.
- Staff members may hold personal property on University premises where this property contributes to the performance of their work.
- The University is not responsible for loss of or damage to personal property of a staff member on University premises unless the loss or damage results from lack of reasonable care by the University or by another staff member of the University in the performance of his or her work.
- Compensation may be paid by the University to a staff member where the loss or damage is caused by a defect in the University's material or equipment, or is suffered by the staff member in protecting the University's property from loss or damage. The University may take into account the age and serviceability of the item when determining the amount of compensation payable.
- Where staff members hold personal property on University premises that is not associated with the performance of their work, the University will not be liable for the loss of, or damage to, that property.