Information on the University Health and Safety Committee, Radiation Protection Committee and Biological Safety Committee.
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.
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.
Access for members of 'restricted' items
Members of the Committee and idenitfied Health and Safety Managers/Advisers can access 'restricted' items on the Intranet, link above, by entering the following in the log in box:
- username: firstname.lastname@example.org [uun is your PC username]
- password: [password which you log into your PC with]
If you experience any problems accessing the intranet, please contact the main office.
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.
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.