Health & Safety Department

Committees

The Health and Safety Department and Radiation Protection Unit report to the University Health and Safety Committee and to the Radiation Protection Committee respectively.

University Health and Safety Committee

The University Health and Safety Committee reports directly to the University Court, and is responsible for the setting of policy in all areas of occupational safety and health within the University. The full terms of reference for the Committee are published on the Intranet under Remit or can be accessed as a pdf - University Health and Safety Committee ToR.

Frequency of meetings

The Committee meets twice per year, usually in the Spring and the Autumn.

Committee Intranet

List of members, minutes, papers and date of next meeting as well as full terms of reference(remit) are available on the University Health and Safety Committee intranet.

University Health and Safety Committee Intranet

Access for members of 'restricted' items

Members of the Committee can access 'restricted' items on the Intranet, link above, by entering the following in the log in box:

  • username: ed\[uun]
  • password: [password which you log into your PC with]

If you experience any problems accessing the intranet, please contact the main office.

Health and Safety Department

Contact with local health and safety committees

The central Health and Safety Committee would seek to encourage local committees to bring forward items of particular significance and/or general interest or value from their own committees to the University Health and Safety Committee, and to help disseminate locally messages/information coming from the central Committee.

Please email the Secretary to the University Health and Safety Committee with any issues you would like considered.

Mr Alastair Reid

Director of Health and Safety

  • Health and Safety Office

Individuals wishing to highlight an area of concern

In addition, a flow chart has been produced which highlights possible routes for an individual employee to take forward a health and safety query/issue. This flow chart has been approved by the University Health and Safety Committee and is available below. The chart was sent to all convenors of local safety committees on 6th April 2011 with a covering letter by Alastair Reid.

Information on local health and safety committee requirements and structure can be found in our 'Safety roles' section.

Radiation Protection Committee

The Radiation Protection Committee reports to the University Health and Safety Committee, and currently meets twice per year.