Frequently Asked Questions

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For the purposes of this protocol it means the movement of vehicles (motorised and non-motorised) on land owned by the University (including the main site and all satellite land). It splits campus users into three groups:

1) pedestrians and wheelchair users
2) non-motorised vehicles (e.g. cycle, trolley)
3) motorised vehicles (e.g. car, motorbike, contractor vehicle, delivery van).

Whilst on campus, wheelchair users and pedestrians have right of way at all times over non-motorised (e.g. cyclists) and motorised vehicles; motorised vehicles must give way in turn to non-motorised vehicles.

· Standard – specifies what the University expects to be in place for permits-to-work. Each bulletpoint is a ‘must happen’ and everyone needs to play their part in ensuring these requirements are met. Heads of School/ Service will set up systems and appoint staff into specific roles to support their implementation; everyone else needs to carry out tasks and instructions as required.

· Training Matrix –to support people and ensure that they are provided with the key training and health and safety competency to fulfil their roles, most Standards (including this one) list a connected Training Matrix which identifies the minimum training / level of competency required for that topic. As this matrix forms part of the Standard it must be achieved.

· Head of School / Service Guidance – provides one way of implementing a system that will achieve the requirements of the Standard. The HoSS (with your Health and Safety Manager) will decide if this (or another system) suits the needs of each school/ service most effectively. So long as the Standard is achieved there is usually flexibility in the way that it can be achieved. However there are occasions where a more prescriptive approach is required – as in the site rules for drivers, cyclists and contractors cited in this Standard, which must be followed.

· Site rules for motorists, cyclists and contractors – these detail the rules that must be followed when people are driving or cycling on campus.

· Example vehicle safety checklist – could be used as an example checklist which could be used to check that the vehicle is in good working order.

· Example driver documentation list – could be used as an example checklist for the documentation you may like to collect for your drivers.

· Example list of documents which may be needed for vehicles owned, hired or leased by the University – could be used as an example checklist for the documents you need to keep for these vehicles.

Head of School/ Service – discuss the protocol (particularly the Standard, HoSS Guidance, Site rules and Training matrix) with your Health and Safety Manager to check whether this protocol is relevant to your school/ service, and if so make sure you have a system in place.

· All other staff and students - make yourself aware of any processes that have been put in place in your school / service - ask your Health and Safety Manager or Coordinator, if you need more information or support. 

You can only park in a disabled parking bay if you hold a Local Authority Blue Badge which aims to help disabled people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services, by allowing them to park close to their destination.

For more information on the Blue Badge scheme see .

For more information on car parking at the University contact

A suite of documents which sit alongside the University Health and Safety Policy and provide detailed information on what you need to do to meet both legal and University requirements for different health and safety topics (e.g. fire safety, biological substances, fieldwork etc).