Statutory Bodies and Committees

Health and Safety Committee

The Health and Safety Committee advises the University Executive Committee on Health and Safety and Welfare issues.

Secretary to the Committee: If you would like further information about the Health and Safety Committee, please contact Sue Stove, ext 6080.

Committee members

Terms of office expire on 31st July in the year stated.

Mr Mark Humphriss University Secretary, Chair ex-officio
Mr Richard Brooks Director of Human Resources* ex-officio
Mr Mark Martin Deputy Director of Estates* ex-officio
Mr Chris Young Head of University Health, Safety and Environment Service* ex -officio
Mr Malcolm Holley Faculty of Science, Management Representative* ex-officio
Mr Brian Schofield Head of Security Services* ex-officio
Miss Sophie Hamer Assistant Facilities Manager, Sports Development and Recreation* ex-officio
Mr Julian Sulley Faculty of Engineering and Design, Management Representative* ex-officio
Mr Andrew Nash Deputy Facilities Manager, Accommodation and Hospitality* ex-officio

Elected Trades Union Safety Representatives:

Dr Michael Carley UCU*  
Mr John Robbins UNITE*  
Professor Hartmut Logemann UCU*  
Mr Steve Nicholson UNISON*  
Mr James Paradise UNISON*  

Elected Staff Representatives:

Mr Ian Evans Operational and Facilities Support 2018
Mr Walter Guy Technical and Experimental 2018
Dr Mareike Posner Education and Research  2018
Dr Chris Roche Management, Specialist and Administration 2018
Miss Kimberley Pickett-Mcatackney SU Officer 2018



  1. One or more other members of the UHS&E Service will attend the Committee's meetings as appropriate.
  2. Alternates are permitted for those asterisked

Terms of Reference

Approved by Executive Committee 16 January 2013.

  1. Be assured that a suitable and sufficient health and safety management system is in place for the protection and prevention of all those who may be affected by the University's activities.
  2. Monitor performance in respect of health, safety and wellbeing to ensure compliance with legislation as a minimum requirement.
  3. Consider, and take action as appropriate on, reports from staff representatives.
  4. Monitor effectiveness of health and safety training through the analysis of feedback evaluation and percentage of those trained.
  5. Provide a forum for dissemination of information, sharing best practice and relevant discussion.
  6. Receive accident and incident statistics and monitor action on the findings.
  7. Monitor the performance of audits and inspections through the receipt of regular reports identifying further action where required.
  8. Consider enforcement reports from the Health and Safety Executive and other external authorising bodies, supporting action as appropriate.
  9. Approve Health and Safety policies where these do not require the approval of the Executive Committee.