Health and Safety Partnership Agreement

A new Agreement with the Trade Unions now sets out the way in which we will work together to embed a strong health and safety culture at the University.

Left to right: Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands; Paul Veevers (Director of Health & Safety Services); Jo Westerman (Unite) and Lee Bryan (Unison)

Signing of the Health and Safety Partnership Agreement 2017

The Agreement, which is between the University and campus Trade Unions UNISON and Unite, is built on the original Revitalising Agreement 2007.

Paul Veevers, Director of Health and Safety Services says:

“I am delighted to have signed this unique Agreement between the University and the Trade Unions. It is vital that we all work together to achieve a safe and healthy workplace. The Partnership Agreement is an important element of the support we provide to our staff and students in their teaching, research, work and study. I look forward to working with the campus trade unions to make this a success.”

Nick Creighton, Unison Health and Safety Officer comments:

“The Partnership Agreement 2017 builds on the foundations of the Revitalising Agreement which was ground-breaking for its time. By working in true partnership and actively promoting the Agreement, we help to change the safety culture so it becomes second nature to all, and equips our staff and students with a good respect for safety when they eventually move on to life away from the University.“

You can read the Agreement on the Wellbeing, Safety & Health webpages

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