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 over a number of years; culminating in what we have today, Health and Safety Services.
The name Health and Safety Services was proposed as the new title (from the traditional occupational health and safety department/unit) to better reflect our approach to health and safety management and promotion. The department is seeking to be pro-active, providing practical support service to help and advise on all aspects of health and safety, be these occupational or not.