Governance

Health and Safety Committee

Terms of Reference

  • To consider, comment on and approve the University health and safety policies and management arrangements, so as to ensure that the University meets all legislative requirements and best practice standards. To seek assurance in relation to health and safety performance and promote a positive health and safety culture. To act as the formal consultative forum for the University in relation to health and safety.

  • The Health and Safety Committee, in line with University policy, has the ability to form and disband sub-committees as required.

  • An executive group will be formed by the Chair, the purpose of which will be to maintain momentum of Committee business in between meetings.

Main Activities

  • To monitor the University's performance in terms of health and safety compliance.
  • To monitor the occurrence of health and safety related incidents including near misses, reports of any enquiries into them under the approved procedures and identify any implications for the development of health and safety policies and procedures.
  • To receive reports of non-compliance and non-conformity from external agencies, including enforcing authorities.
  • To act as the formal consultative committee of the University in relation to health and safety.
  • To be kept informed of trends and developments in health and safety and to comment on their adoption and possible implementation.
  • Review and approve safety policies and arrangements, where required for submission to the Council, and monitor their implementation.
  • Receive and review reports from sub-committees and coordinate provision of relevant safety advice or information on good practice across the University.
  • Identify matters of concern to staff and students and encourage their support for and engagement with securing appropriate workplace health, safety and welfare standards.
  • To consider and comment on projects and work that have significant health and safety implications.

Constitution

Chair: Professor Sam Kingman, FPVC (Faculty of Engineering)
Other Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellors: Professor Jeremy Gregory (Arts), Professor John Atherton (M&HS), Professor Zoe Wilson (Science), Professor Todd Landman (Social Sciences) 
Registrar: Dr Paul Greatrix
Chief Financial Officer: Margaret Monckton
Director of Estates and Facilities: Linda Goodacre
Director of Human Resources (or nominee): Peter McCracken

Estates Operations Director: Mark Hubbard

External member of University Council: Sonya Leydecker

Eight Health and Safety Representatives as follows reflecting the spread of workplace hazards:

   UCU (2 representatives): Dr Oscar Siles Brugge, Dr Cyril Rauch
   UNITE (3 representatives): John Corrie, 2 vacancies
   UNISON (3 representatives): Anne Kilker, 2 vacancies 

Secretary: Neil Hawthorne (Director of Health and Safety)

The Director of Governance and Assurance will be in attendance at meetings but is not a member of the Committee.

(membership updated January 2022)

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