Our History

A central health and safety service in various forms and providing various functions has existed at the University for many decades. Historically, the safety, radiological, animal and health functions were separate and led by individuals with various reporting lines. All of these functions have been brought together and then re-distributed over a number of years, culminating in what we have today; a Health and Safety professional team within Governance and Compliance, Corporate Services, which are complemented by specialists within other departments.

The health and safety team (and Governance and Compliance as a whole) seek to always be pro-active, providing practical support service to help and advise on all aspects of health and safety, be these occupational or not.