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The purpose of the role is to ensure compliance as far as reasonable practicable, with legislation applying to the built-estate. To develop and implement policies and procedures and to provide pragmatic advice to Estates & Facilities Management staff, consultants, contractors and other building occupants that ensure compliance with legislation.
The Directorate's Safety Policy sets out its objectives to comply with legislation and no minimise the risks to all those affected by its actions.
Many of the Directorate's staff drive as part of their role. The Driving policy gives us guideance for safe driving both on University sites and on public highways. Staff who drive University vehicles are required to inform their line manager of any endorsements. Licences will be checked at least annually.
The Grounds Team, along with members of the Facilities Team clear snow and ice to keep walkways reasonabley safe, to minimise the risk of injuries due to people slipping and tripping.
Estates Division Contractor Partnering Information Pack sets out relevant procedures, including health and safety requirements for the departments contractors.
This policy is to ensure compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
CDM regulations apply to all construction projects.
To comply with relevant British Standard a programme of weekly fire alarm testing is carried out across all sites.
The University has over 2500 trees on its sites. Policies are in place to maintain these trees in good condition by suitable arboriculture and management of grounds during construction works, so as to minimise the risk of injury to persons and property caused by falling branches or trees during adverse weather conditions.
Estates and Facilities Management, in conjunction with the University Safety Officer shall be responsible for ensuring the facilities are properly surveyed to identify the presence, or otherwise, of asbestos and to implement appropriate control measures.
This procedure applies to all confined spaces on University premises that pose a risk to employees, students, contractors and other visitors.
The objective is to set out the procedures to be followed in order for Oxford Brookes University to comply with regulations related to working in confined spaces.
These procedures apply to both Oxford Brookes University personnel and any contractors or sub- contractors carrying out work at Oxford Brookes University premises.