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Health and Safety Committee terms of reference

The terms of reference for the Health and Safety Committee, including its primary responsibilities.

Terms Of Reference

Terms of reference

  • 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.

  • Monitor performance in respect of health, safety and wellbeing to ensure compliance with legislation as a minimum requirement.

  • Consider, and take action as appropriate on, reports from staff representatives.

  • Monitor effectiveness of health and safety training through the analysis of feedback evaluation and percentage of those trained.

  • Provide a forum for dissemination of information, sharing best practice and relevant discussion.

  • Receive accident and incident statistics and monitor action on the findings.

  • Monitor the performance of audits and inspections through the receipt of regular reports identifying further action where required.

  • Consider enforcement reports from the Health and Safety Executive and other external authorising bodies, supporting action as appropriate.

  • Approve Health and Safety policies where these do not require the approval of the Executive Committee.

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Owner: Health and Safety Committee
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Approval Date: 16 January 2013
Approved By: Executive Committee
Date of last review: 16 January 2013


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