Safety Roles and Responsibilities

School Deans, Directors, Heads of Professional Support Departments and Managers

School Deans, Directors, Heads of Professional Support Departments and Managers have a responsibility for the management of health and safety within their area or responsibility and control.  Please refer to sections 4.6 and 4.7 of the Safety, Health and Wellbeing Policy for full details of the responsibilities.

Please refer to sections 4.1 and 4.3 of the Safety, Health and Wellbeing Policy for details of the roles and responsibilities of the University Court; Principal and Vice-Chancellor; Executive Board and Executive Members is available in sections 4.1 and 4.3of the Safety, Health and Wellbeing Policy.

  

 

Schools/Departmental Health and Safety Co-ordinators/Champions

Schools and Departments have designated health and safety co-ordinators/champions to assist senior management with their health and safety responsibilities. The number of designated co-ordinators/champions will vary depending on its size and level of risk. For example, for a School it would be more appropriate to have an overarching health and safety co-ordinator/champion for the School and one within each Departmental whereas for a department, a single co-ordinator/champion may be more appropriate.

Further information on relevant health and safety courses available in the University can be found in the training matrix located in the Training section.

Example Health and Safety Co-ordinator/Champion Role

List of School and Departmental Health and Safety Co-ordinators/Champions

Fire Wardens

Please refer to the Fire Safety section for further information on the role of the Fire Warden (in development)

First Aiders

Please refer to the First Aid section for further information on the role of the First Aider.

 

Radiation Protection Supervisors

Schools must appoint a Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) to secure compliance with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR99) in respect of work carried out in an area which is subject to Local Rules.

Appointed Radiation Protection Supervisors are responsible for advising the School Dean (through the School’s Health and Safety Committee or otherwise) of current requirements, practices or required modifications related to the implementation of the Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR99) and supervise the arrangements set out in the Local Rules.

An RPS must be formally appointed in writing by the School Dean.

Example RPS Appointment Letter

An appointed RPS must complete an accredited and validated RPS training course – further information can be found in the Radiation section