Welcome to the University's Health, Safety and Wellbeing web-pages which have been designed to provide staff, students and visitors with the information they need to live, work, research, teach and learn safely: free from harm, injury or illness.
If you have any queries or comments on these pages please e-mail Health and Safety Helpdesk.
If you bring contractors into the University to conduct work on the University's behalf, then the revised contractor pages contain relevant health and safety information to help you discharge your health and safety responsibilities. The pages also include a link to the SSiP portal, a link to the University's health and safety validated contractor list (and their current status) and the NEW contractor Health and Safety Induction video that should be used to induct all contractors coming onto the University to carry out work.
Six new policies, on Lead, Working at Height, Permits to Work, Work Equipment, Lifting Operations and Legionella/Water Quality, have been developed in support of the University's new Health and Safety Policy 2016-17 (see below) and are available via the following link.
The Estates Department have developed a Code of Practice outlining the general requirements and options available within departments for the Inspection and Testing of Portable Electical Appliances. Heads of Department, Senior Administrators, Technical staff and Managers with responsibilty for 'PAT' testing should read the document available here and take actions as necessary.
The University's new Health and Safety Policy, which includes a 'Statement of Intent', an 'Organisation for H&S' and sign-posts information on the 'Arrangements for H&S', is now available via this link.
The University of Warwick's guidance on the health and safety responsibilities of senior officers, heads of departments, managers, supervisers, staff and students, a document entitled 'Leadership and Management of Health and Safety', has been developed and approved for issue. It is available via this link.
If you are responsible for research please click the link to the latest safety bulletin where you will find links to The Responsible Research document. This provides advice and guidance as well as case studies demonstrating how you can conduct suitable and suffient risk assessments to manage the risks involved. This bulletin outlines the recent prosecution of a university where they failed to do this.
Evacuation procedures have been established for the Gibbet Hill campus which include the implementation of the Evacuation Tag System, and the creation of a Local Incident Response Team.
West Midlands Police has become the first force in the UK to specifically target drivers who ‘close pass’ cyclists, using officers on camera-equipped bikes to film any driver operating without due car and attention. Drivers are expected to adhere to a 1.5m safety zone when passing cyclists, and WM Police have said that repeat offenders will be prosecuted. Read more from the BBC
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