The University is carrying out a comprehensive review of health and safety. We expect this will lead to changes that will make our staff safer - as well as our students and visitors to the University - and to a new long-term system for health and safety management.
We’re doing this because we want our health and safety performance to reflect the University’s position as a world leader in research and teaching and to manage effectively the risks our staff work with on a daily basis. We also want you to feel confident about the safety of your working environment.
The University is working with the Health & Safety Executive to make sure the review achieves our aims. It has two parts: first, an assessment of our safety culture through a Safety Climate Survey of all staff, which we carried out in early 2020, followed by a series of staff focus groups; and secondly a comprehensive evaluation of governance, leadership and management.
The Safety Climate Survey asked what you think about health and safety at work, your ideas for improvements, and what training and support you want. Between November 2020 and March 2021 we held a series of staff focus groups and workshops to explore in more depth the issues raised in the survey.
The review project team has completed its work on the governance, leadership and management workstream. Council will consider the Review's resulting recommendations later this summer.
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