Frequently Asked Questions

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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). 

1. Standard – specifies what the University expects to be in place for ‘Reporting and investigation of accidents, incidents, near misses and cases of work-related ill health’. Each bullet point 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.

2. Head of School / Service Guidance – provides one way of implementing a system that will achieve the requirements of the Standard. The Head of School (with your Health and Safety Manager) will decide if this (or another system) suits the needs of each school most effectively. So long as the Standard is achieved there is usually flexibility in the way that it can be achieved.

Head of School/ Service – discuss the protocol (particularly the Standard, HoSS Guidance, and proposed roles and actions) with your Health and Safety Manager to make sure you have a system in place to fulfil the Standard.  Appoint people to fulfil any identified roles.

All other staff and students - make yourself aware of and follow the arrangements / instructions/ 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.