Workshops / Maintenance / Contractors
Guidance information and publications produced by the Health and Safety Department which are relevant to work in maintenance or construction.
All guidance on asbestos in the University can now be found on the Estates Department asbestos webpages.
Local exhaust ventilation
CS CoP004 Local Exhaust Ventilation details the safe management of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems. This CoP was approved by the University Safety, Health and Wellbeing Committee at it's November 2022 meeting. A Guidance note accompanies this CoP which covers the general safety guidance, installation and design, safe use, environmental considerations and recirculatory fume cupboards.
In addition, a short Guide for Schools and Departments has been produced to assist Schools/Departments in implementing the new CS CoP004.
Appendix 2 - example log book in WORD format for local amending.
Appendix 3 - contractor induction in WORD format for local amending.
Guidance document for managing a mechanical workshop: Workshop guidance (based on old policy part 4), also see the specific subject areas below.
Guidance and advice on working in confined spaces
Guidance and advice on welding
Guidance and advice on working in Wood Workshops
Access to Premises
Guidance and advice regarding access to premises
Work at Height
Guidance and advice for working at heights
Stepladders - Guidance on use and selection
Vibration at Work - Health and Safety Executive website