Updated Health and Safety Policy

All colleagues are encouraged to read the updated Health and Safety Policy.

Health and Safety Policy and leaflets

We are committed to promoting a positive health and safety culture within the University community and aim to ensure everyone contributes to the delivery of excellent health and safety. 

As part of this, we have launched the updated Health and Safety Policy and associated online leaflets. In her foreword to the new updated policy, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simone Buitendijk underlines the importance of health and safety at the University.  We encourage you to read the Policy and the associated leaflets to help you identify your roles and responsibilities, and the actions you and others should take.  

The Health and Safety Policy is regularly reviewed to ensure it remains relevant and reflects the needs of our community. Extensive consultation was carried out throughout 2020 and 2021. Thank you to all those who sent in your thoughts – they have been very useful in helping to shape and develop the Policy. 

Key points of the updated Health and Safety Policy

•    Health and safety is everyone’s responsibility
•    To help you understand how to put this into practice we’ve produced a number of leaflets based on your role/s in the University line management structure: all staff, Academic Leader/Line Manager/Academic Tutor, Heads of School/Service and UEG members
•    If you hold more than one role at a time, you take on the additional responsibilities listed for each extra role
•    The key responsibilities of the Wellbeing, Safety and Health team are now included
•    The key roles appointed and managed at School/ Service level - Health and Safety Coordinator, Radiation Safety Coordinator, Radiation Protection Supervisors and Laser Safety Officers - are also now included
•    A renewed emphasis on our commitment to continuous improvement.

Further support

For further support, please speak to your School of Service Health and Safety team or contact the University Wellbeing,Safety and Health Team 

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