As a manager or supervisor, there are number of health and safety responsibilities you need to meet.
The day-to-day decisions you make can have a direct impact on health and safety. You need to show your commitment to health and safety by:
Make sure your staff are on your side:
As a manager/supervisor if you have the authority to make a decision about aspects of your work, you are responsible for the health and safety implications of that decision.
If there are health and safety issues outside your control report it to someone with the authority to take action:
Consider the impact of work on the health of your staff. Key areas to consider are stress and musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those arising from use of display screen equipment or lifting and carrying at work.
If a member of your team has a health condition that affects their work you’ll need to make reasonable adjustments to the work. If necessary seek advice from an HR adviser or Occupational Health.
Please also familiarise yourself with the fire safety responsibilities you have.
If you are new to the University or a new manager/supervisor you’ll need to complete one of our health and safety courses for managers:
Use our competence and training matrix (.pdf) to help you identify further training needs for you and your staff. You can also find out about forthcoming courses that may be of interest to you.