Health and safety
To be a Supportive, Approachable, Flexible and Enabling advisory service.
To be recognised as an authoritative and competent advisory service which supports a practical and flexible approach to integrated risk management and fosters a culture of personal responsibility throughout the university.
Roles within the university
- To promote health, safety and welfare awareness as good practice for all members of staff and students.
- To advise the Vice-Chancellor and University Council on the implementation of the university’s health and safety policy document.
- Provide a specialist advisory service to all university personnel relating to all matters concerning health, safety and welfare at work.
Areas of activity
- Advise on and implement schemes to ensure health, safety and welfare at work.
- Maintain accident and incident records to monitor trends and statistics.
- Carry out investigations of serious accidents and dangerous occurrences.
- Advise on safety and fire precautions in the design and use of buildings, plant and equipment.
- Advise on and undertake health and safety training.
- Carry out periodic inspections to identify any unsafe practices, equipment or premises.
- Carry out audits of health and safety risk management arrangements within individual schools and services.
- Formulate and provide codes of practice and guidance documents relating to matters of health, safety and welfare.
- Liaison with key external organisations such as: Health and Safety Executive; West Yorkshire Fire Service; West Yorkshire Police; and Kirklees Metropolitan Council
CS8/12, Central Services Building
The following areas are centrally coordinated by the university's Occupational Health Department: -
- First aid
- Display screen equipment
- Work-related stress
Further information is available from the department's website.