The health and safety of our staff and students is very important and we all need to work together to make doing things safely part of our day-to-day work. As a member of staff you have a responsibility to look after your own health and safety and that of others who could be harmed by your work activities.
Follow safe working practices
Make sure you follow the safe working practices that apply to your work. Your manager will tell you about local safe working procedures. You can also find out about the University’s health and safety standards in each subject area on this website.
Find out how to do things safely
You must take part in health and safety training and development required for your role. Your manager will help you identify your health and safety training needs.
If you organise activities, projects or events, you are responsible for making sure it is safe. See our advice on and . If you need help, speak to a member of the Health and Safety Advisory Service.
Your concerns about health and safety
Tell us if you have concerns about health and safety. You can get advice if you are not sure how to do things safely. Report accidents, work-related ill-health and hazards or any health and safety concerns you have. This will help us to improve and may prevent a work colleague or student from being harmed.
Help our students to do things safely
We are all responsible for contributing to the health and safety education of our students, so it is important that we all set an example by exhibiting safe behaviour. If you organise curricular and extra-curricular activities for students involve them in finding out how to do things safely.
Fire safety responsibilities
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