Health and safety news and bulletins

Latest news

  • Biological Safety Policy: University Steering Group (USG) has approved a new University Biological Safety Policy, which sets out responsibilities and arrangements for managing the risk of exposure from deliberate work with biological agents. Please read our 19 February bulletin for further details (.pdf).
  • Office shelving: During this academic year there have been a couple of incidences of shelves falling from office walls. To prevent such incidents occurring again; please read through the information found in our 14 October bulletin (.pdf). 
  • Training opportunities 2019-20: The Health and Safety Advisory Service is pleased to announce our training course dates for 2019/20. Full details are in our 7 October Bulletin (.pdf) and  Health and Safety Training Opportunities  2019-2020 (.pdf)


Health and safety bulletins are short communications designed to keep you up to date with information you need to manage health and safety or work safely. They are issued as and when required.


Good practice


Safety alerts



Training and events


Training and events

Good practice



Safety alert

Categories of action

The following categories of action are used to help you decide what to do in response to the bulletin:

  • For information (with a green banner). These do not require specific action, but may need you to review health and safety practice
  • For action (with amber banner). These are issued when you need to take specific action and may include a date by which action needs to be taken.
  • Urgent (with red banner). These are used to inform you about serious health and safety risks for which urgent action needs to be taken.

Categories of bulletin

Bulletins are categorised and shown in the bottom right-hand corner of each bulletin.

  • Policy - University requirement
  • Committee - notification/actions arising from Health and Safety Committee
  • Good practice - notifying about anything relating to improving health and safety practice
  • Safety alert - accident, prosecution, civil claim or safety hazard which signifies need to review practice
  • Consultation - we want your feedback on new health and safety standards
  • Training - advertising new training opportunities
  • Event - advertising upcoming events
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Health and Safety Advisory Service
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