Health and safety in the workplace is very important, whether its learning how to use a piece of machinery safely or checking on a first aid box. However, it is important that the right people are informed about procedures and guidance so that they are protected, this includes staff, visitors and contractors. It is therefore important to consult your staff on procedures, communicate safety procedures and guides and display appropriate notices.
(these will gradually replace HSPs and provide new simpler information for staff and students)
Health & Safety Policy Note: First-Aid
Control of Contractors Policy Notes
Please follow guidance given under 'Control of Contractors'.
New and Expectant mothers Policy Note
This is part of the information available on the HR website, link How do I... - Maternity leave
Embedded Staff Policy Note
Please use the documents under 'Useful downloads'.
Manual Handling Policy Note
Off-site Activity/Working Policy Note
Off-site activities generally refer to those that are external teaching, research or other sanctioned activity carried out by University staff (visiting or otherwise) or students in premises which are not rented, owned or under direct control of the University. They can include activities that take place in other organisations or within the field and could range from low hazard activities like classroom settings to high hazard activities associated with industrial environments within factories. They may also include activities within the UK and those carried out in the wider world. Please refer to the Off-site Activity/Working Policy Note and the Offsite-Risk Assessment Flowchart, which helps provide an explanation on what process to apply. In addition to this there is a specifically designed Off-site Activity/Working Risk Assessment Form that can also be used.Off-site Activity/Working Flowchart
The Health and Safety Procedure (HSP) series of documents
HSP2 - Guidance on Risk Assessment and Control - withdrawn. Please use the new template available here.
HSP3 - Guidance on Fire Risk Assessment - under review 2013.
HSP4 - Guidance for Carrying Out COSHH Assessments - under review 2013.
HSP5 - Guidance on Manual Handling Risk Assessment and Control - withdrawn and replaced by The Manual Handling Policy Note above.
HSP12 - Control of Contractors - withdrawn 09/11/2012; please follow information given under Control of Contractors.
HSP12C - Guidance on Health and Safety Management of Construction Projects - coordinated by E&F please contact Ian Carroll for more information.
HSP13C - Guidelines on Commissioning or Handover of New or Modified Buildings - coordinated by E&F please contact Ian Carroll for more information.
HSP14 - Guidance on the Preparation of Emergency Plans, their Practise and Review - under review 2013.
Other procedures and guidance
First Aid Procedure - under review 2013
SD9 Laboratory Acquired Animal Allergy - under review 2013