Information for Staff

Health and Safety Co-ordinators

Health and Safety Coordinators (and Officers) are members of staff concerned with day-day health and safety matters within their College / Professional Service (and sometimes within Schools and Departments) and will be appointed by the Dean of College / Director of Professional Service under a clear mandate and terms of reference.

The Health and Safety Coordinator's primary task is to advise the Dean / Director and others, on health and safety matters and to assist with the implementation of the agreed management system. The Health and Safety Coordinator position should be a supportive one within the College / Service and they should be trained, competent and adequately resourced (in time, money, assistance and support) to undertake their role.

The following table is taken from the University's central Health & Safety Policy.

Contact Health and Safety for further guidance regarding the role of the H&S Coordinator.

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College / Service Health & Safety Officers / Coordinators

 

Health and Safety Coordinators/Officers are members of staff concerned with day-day health and safety matters within their College/Professional Service and are appointed by the Dean of College or Director of Professional Service, in accordance with a clear role description.

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The Health and Safety Coordinator/Officer’s primary task is to assist the Dean of College or Director of Professional Service and other members of the College / Professional Service, on matters of health and safety and assist with the implementation of the agreed management system.

8.2

The role of a Health and Safety Coordinator/Officer(s) is to be supportive within the College / Professional Service and they will be trained, competent and adequately resourced (in time, money, assistance and support) to undertake their role.

8.3

Additional designated health and safety roles may also be appropriate within larger or more specialised Colleges and Professional Services. Such roles should be clearly defined and the necessary authority and support provided by the Health and Safety Officer/Coordinator.