HSLOs and DHSOs
The Health and Safety Policy requires Heads of Department to appoint a Departmental Health and Safety Officer (DHSO) or Health and Safety Liaison Officer (HSLO) to advise and/or support them on health and safety related matters. They provide advice for staff on departmental health and safety procedures and can direct to specialist technical advice. DHSOs would generally be required in larger departments or those with higher or more complex risks.
Most departments and sections have a HSLO or DHSO. Some also have HSLOs for centres, units or teams within a department. If your department does not have a HSLO or DHSO, contact your Head of Department directly.
DSE facilitatorsDSE facilitators are staff appointed by your department/section to help ensure that any actions arising from your DSE self-assessmentDSE self-assessment are taken. If your department doesn't have a DSE facilitator please contact your Health and Safety Liaison Officer.
Each department and section has an allocated lead health and safety adviser from the Health and Safety Advisory Service (HSAS) to assist them.
Who to contact in your department
Below you will find the details of HSLOs/ DHSOs, DSE Facilitators and the lead Health and Safety Adviser for your department.