STUDENTS have been sent guidance on how to use revolving doors – to stop them injuring themselves.

An email, issued on behalf of occupational health and safety, has been sent out to students at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen offering advice on how to use the doors properly.

Staff and students have been told not to stop or slow down the glass doors and be aware of other people using them.

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The guidance was issued after a member of staff fractured their arm in an incident on the campus in the Garthdee area of Aberdeen.

The email said: "Following an incident on campus recently, we would like to bring the following guidance to your attention.

"Revolving doors are heavy and may cause serious injuries if they strike someone.

"Do not push the doors hard as they will continue revolving and do not have automatic brakes."

A Robert Gordon University spokeswoman said: "A member of staff injured their arm in a revolving door on campus.

"The accident has been reported and investigated for any corrective action required."

The educational facility was founded as a technical college in 1750 and granted full university status in 1992.

Major renovation works have been carried out at the university over the past few years with a new £120 million campus on the site opened in 2013.