Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advice

University Health and Safety Advisor

The University Health and Safety Advisor is part of the Working Well Team within People Services and is based on the 1st floor of the William Harley Building.  The Health and Safety Advisor provides impartial advice, guidance and support within the University and includes advising the Principal and the Court on the strategy and formulation of its Safety, Health and Wellbeing Policy.

The available services include, amongst others:

  • Developing the Safety, Health and Wellbeing Policy and associated procedures and arrangements
  • Advising on the Health and Safety Management system
  • Ensuring delivery of health and safety training and inductions
  • Managing a programme of health and safety audits on the Health and Safety management system and subject specific ones
  • Supporting the Schools and Departments in health and safety inspections
  • Recording and analysing reported accidents, incidents and near misses
  • Supporting Schools and Departments with investigations and investigating more serious accidents where appropriate and reporting recommendations to the relevant areas
  • Working in liaison with internal and external bodies (eg. HSE, UCEA4)
  • Reporting of accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Liaising with external regulatory bodies, for example, the Health and Safety Executive.

Occupational Health Advisor

The Occupational Health Advisor (People Asset Management Group Ltd) is responsible for advising on relevant legislation and providing professional advice on matters relating to the Occupational Health of staff with particular focus on the effects of health on work and work on health. The remit includes pre-placement health screening, health surveillance, support for sickness absence management including advice on reasonable adjustments, provision of a comprehensive business travel clinic and assistance with health promotion initiatives in support of the University Healthy Working Lives Gold Award.

The OHA is a qualified nurse with extensive experience of providing healthcare in the work environment and supporting rehabilitation plans. Further information on the OH Referral process can be found on the People Services Portal Page.

Radiation Protection Advisor

The Radiation Protection Advisor, (CRCE Scotland, Public Health England) is responsible for advising on relevant legislation, providing professional advice on matters relating to Radiation and the suitability of radiation procedures in the University. The Radiation Protection Advisor must be consulted on all aspects of equipment, personnel and processes having radiation safety implications. 

Further information can be found in the Radiation section.

Laser Safety Advisor

The Laser Safety Advisor is responsible for advising on relevant legislation, providing professional advice on matters relating to Lasers and the suitability of laser procedures in the University. The advisor must be consulted on all aspects of equipment, personnel and processes having laser safety implications.

Further information can be found in the Laser section.

Biological Safety Advisor

The Biological Safety Advisor is responsible for advising on relevant legislation, providing professional advice on matters of biology and the suitability of biological safety procedures throughout the University.

Further information can be found in the Biological Safety section.