The University is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all staff and others who could be affected by its activities so far as is reasonably practicable. This Policy has been produced in order that all staff and others including contractors are aware of both the University’s and their own responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act. 



The development of a positive Health, Safety and Wellbeing culture is crucial in managing health and safety, by integrating awareness of health and safety requirements into everyday working activities and management systems, supports achieve a safe, secure and healthy work and learning environment. To this end every individual member of staff, student, visitor or contractor must take care of their own health and safety; take due consideration for the health and safety of others.


The Policy reviewed periodically or where it is believed to be no longer valid, with any amendments brought to the attention of all employees. This policy contains details of roles and responsibilities for the management of Health and Safety throughout the University and is supported by other more detailed arrangements, procedures, and guidance documents.



It is intended for all University staff and students, visitors and contractors and applies to all educational, research, commercial, residential, recreational, facilities and management activities considered to be wholly or partly under the University’s control. It covers all members of staff, students, researchers and others involved with those activities and accessing those facilities. It is important that all employees understand their responsibilities and what they have to do to meet them as laid out in the Policy.

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Our Health and Safety Policy