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 reflects the University's position as a world leader in research and teaching. That means everyone feeling confident about the safety of their working environment and taking the right action to keep themselves and others safe.

We want everyone to become good safety citizens – working together to make sure everyone in our community is safe, wherever we work and whatever we do.

The changes we are making through the EveryDaySafe programme 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.

EveryDaySafe values

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We have just launched a campaign about the values that underpin EveryDaySafe: success, responsibility, action, learning and leadership. Look out for posters and online information in your department and watch the new vlog from Safety Executive Group co-chair, Martin Maiden.

EveryDaySafe quiz

Congratulations to Ryan Brown, Graduate Studies Officer in the Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, who has won a £100 voucher for entering the EveryDaySafe quiz. While the prize draw is now closed you can still try your hand at answering our ten questions about safety – it’s a fun way of finding out some things about safety that might surprise you.

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.