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Health, Safety & Well-being

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 would like to speak to an adviser please visit the Contacts page for contact phone numbers.

NEWS

PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING CODE OF PRACTICE

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.

DRAFT POLICIES

Six new draft 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 for review and comment via the following link.

NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY 2016-17

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.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF H&S AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

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.

SAFETY BULLETIN - RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH

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.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES FOR GIBBET HILL

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.

PASSING CYCLISTS SAFELY

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


HEALTH & SAFETY HELPDESK

Health & Safety now have a resource account. Please email us if you need help or advice on matters that cannot be dealt with locally HealthSafetyHelpDesk@warwick.ac.uk


 


 

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