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Safety, Health and Employee Wellbeing

We provide help, advice and support to effectively manage health and safety and also provide wellbeing services to staff.

Safety management

Read the policies, standards and procedures we have in place to help you manage workplace risks.

Health and Safety Policy

The University’s policy setting out our commitment to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all members of the University community.

Risk assessment

This guidance enables employees to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of significant hazards associated with their work activities.

Health and Safety Inspections

This guidance supports managers to make arrangements for a general health and safety inspection programme or perform general health and safety inspections

Health and wellbeing

Find out about keeping yourself healthy in the workplace, including how you can get support through the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


We promote wellbeing at work by providing relevant information, advice and support to create a thriving, sustainable and safe community and workplace.

Safe Use of DSE Safety Standard

How to managing risks associated with the use of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) so that you reduce the chance of injury and eye strain.

Fire safety and emergency arrangements

How we reduce the risk of fire and make sure we can respond effectively to emergencies and unnexpected incidents.

Fire Safety Policy

The University’s fire safety policy sets out our commitment to ensuring the safety of all members of the University in the event of a fire.

Fire evacuation

Describes the arrangements for evacuating our buildings safely in event of an emergency.

Travel and work off campus

Keep safe while working and travelling off campus.

Science and engineering

Find out about staying safe when using specialist equipment and techniques in science and engineering work.

Building and estates safety

Read about how we maintain safety standards in University buildings and for contractors working on campus.

Asbestos management policy

This document describes how the University will manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos-containing materials.

Legionella Control Policy

This policy sets out the University’s approach to managing significant legionella risks associated with water systems.

About us

We advise on all health and safety matters connected with the work of the University. This includes providing advice, guidance and support on:

  • compling with legal and best practice standards
  • policy standards and guidance
  • health, safety and wellbeing risks associated with University activities

We manage the University's Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Programme contracts and lead on the staff-facing elements of the University's Wellbeing Action Plan.