EveryDaySafe is the result of a comprehensive two-year review of how we manage health and safety. Its overarching goal is to achieve an action-oriented safety culture. That means people in all areas engaging and taking the right action to keep themselves and others safe.
We want everyone to feel confident about the safety of their working environment. Our safety culture should also reflect the University's position as a world leader in research and teaching.
The changes we plan to make through the EveryDaySafe programme will focus on improving leadership, engagement, competency, networking, reporting and systems. Importantly, our staff will be directly involved in creating the changes needed to improve our safety culture.
What do we actually mean by safety?
When we talk about safety, we mean physical health and safety and environmental compliance ̶ for example making sure that we prevent leaks from our buildings into water systems which then present a risk to health.
Environmental sustainability, mental and occupational health are not part of the EveryDaySafe programme. You can find more information about these in the related links section on the right-hand side of this page.
In May 2022 we invited University staff to join an Open Forum about the EveryDaySafe programme. The theme was ‘towards a new safety culture’. Visit the Staff Gateway for a summary of the event including some of the many questions put to the panel and see the slide presentation from the event.