Staying safe and well
The University has a legal obligation to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for its employees, students, visitors and other users. Morally the University is keen to ensure all users of its sites remain safe and well.
Financially it recognises that good health & safety is key in maintaining high productivity, reducing the likelihood of accidents and helping to foster a positive safety culture. The University endeavours to promote this positive health and safety stance through the:
Provision of information, guidance and support
Comprehensive assessment and management of risk
Training, including in-house and self-learning
Competent professional advice
Pro-active and reactive monitoring
Details of how the University will manage its commitment is outlined within the Health and Safety Policy - Statement of Intent.
All departmental handbooks, safety statements and other related documentation must reflect the core Health and Safety Policy of the University, and the advice and guidance provided by the University Health, Safety & Environment Service. The templates provided within the Staying Safe and Well webpages are not necessarily intended to be used verbatim, but they do provide a core principle which needs to be followed. This will ensure consistency across the University and reduce unnecessary duplication.
Health and safety policies will be referred to within each relevant page but are also available here.