Health and Safety Policy
The Health and Safety Policy is the Universitiy's written commitment to keeping us all safe and well.
Safety topics by area
General Safety covers DSE, Health and Safety Committees, lone working, manual handling, monitoring, night workers and noise
Building Safety covers asbestos, authorisation to access locations, electrical safety, legionella, LEVs, permits to work.
Accidents and incidents
The University has a legal duty to report certain accidents and incidents that occur in the course of work.
Hazardous biological material is that which contains any genetically modified organisms, or any biological agents or multicellular organisms which can cause harm to people, animals or the environment.
The University of Leeds has a legal duty to protect the health and safety of contractors who work here or visit.
In the event of injury or sudden illness, first aid can make all the difference to a person's recovery, and could even save their life.
The University aims to minimise the likelihood the of fire onsite, reduce the impact of any fire on life, people’s safety, delivery of teaching, research, services, the environment and property.
Across the University people use a wide range of hazardous substances. The information in these pages aims to protect both people and the environment from harm.
Off campus safety
Fieldwork, placements, transport, study abroad, diving at work, events and drones.
Radiation and lasers
Health and safety information for when using radiation and lasers.
Risk assessment provides sound economic benefits to the University as well as satisfying legal requirements, but its clearest purpose is to protect the health and safety of people at risk.
Training and competency
To enable staff to fulfil their roles safely, different levels of health and safety training, experience, knowledge and skills (competency) are needed.
It is essential that all risks to health and safety arising from the use of work equipment are prevented or controlled through correct and safe practices.