Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare)

The University is legally obliged to provide some basic provisions in each workplace for health, safety and welfare purposes. This covers such matters as sanitary provisions, standards of housekeeping and cleanliness, temperature, ventilation, decoration etc, as well as materials of construction (eg glazing) and the required provisions for safety.

Departments, institutions and units must ensure that the workplace is maintained in efficient working order and in good repair. The policy sets out how this is achieved, including the need for:

  • regular inspection, testing and cleaning is carried out
  • remedying potentially dangerous defects
  • ensuing remedial work is carried out properly
  • maintaining appropriate records