Heads of department, section or business unit have overall responsibility for ensuring their department complies with the University’s health and safety requirements and is managing health and safety effectively. This includes:
ensuring there are suitable arrangements for communication, consultation, co-ordination and ensuring competence and the management of significant risks arising from their department’s activities. See our guidance on managing health and safety for more information. This includes maintaining an up-to-date health and safety management statement.
ensuring health and safety is incorporated into the curriculum for subjects where there are significant risks associated with teaching and research activities
Heads of division are responsible for strategic leadership and management of their faculty/professional services, which includes:
ensuring strategic plans take account of health and safety risks and effects on employee wellbeing
monitoring the implementation of the health and safety policy and plan in their faculty and ensuring heads of department are meeting their responsibilities. This includes monitoring the completion of the six monthly health and safety monitoring report by your heads of department/section and reporting on the Division’s health and safety performance by submitting six monthly Faculty & Professional Services Health and Safety Monitoring Summary Report to the Health and Safety Advisory Service.
Members of USG
Members of USG are collectively and individually responsible for the overall health and safety management of the University.
Council has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the University and the health and safety impact of policy decisions.
The boards of directors for UECS and Wivenhoe House Hotel (WHH) have overall responsibility for the strategic direction and the health and safety impact of policy decisions of their companies.
The Director of Estates and Campus Services has overall accountability for health and safety in UECS and the General Manager of WHH has overall accountability for health and safety in WHH.