Many staff within the wider University community also have, in conjunction with their ‘normal’ roles, a health and safety function to perform.
This section details these roles and lists the available guidance and resources available from the Health and Safety Department to aid staff in these roles.
Heads of School and managers of other equivalent autonomous units are responsible to the University Court for the management of health and safety matters within the area of the University under their control.
The School Safety Adviser is concerned with the day-to-day safety organisation within his or her school or building.
Local health and safety committees should be appointed to oversee specific health and safety issues within a school or management unit.
Buildings which are jointly occupied by different Schools and units should establish a Multi Occupancy Building User Group (MOBUG) to oversee fire safety and other building related issues.
First Aid is the skilled provision of treatment for a casualty, using the facilities and materials available while awaiting the arrival of qualified medical assistance.
We rely on volunteers to take responsibility for fire safety in particular areas and guidance can be found on the Fire Safety Unit sub-site.
Radiation Protection Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that the local rules are complied with. School Laser Supervisors are responsible for the supervision of laser operations within the school. Guidance can be found on the Radiation Protection Unit sub-site.
Biological safety responsibilities in Schools and Laboratories and guidance can be found on the Biosafety Unit sub-site.
This article was published on Jul 19, 2011