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OBUHSN-01 Issue 13 June 2019
University will act positively to minimise the incidence of all workplace risks
as required by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and other associated
legislation. All activities shall be carried out with the highest regard for
the health and safety of all staff, students, visitors and the public at large.
Our aim is excellence in health and safety, by means of continuous improvement
of standards and systematically removing the causes of accidents/incidents and
ill-health. Wherever possible, legal requirements should be regarded as the
minimum standard to be achieved.
The Board of
Governors and The Vice-Chancellors Group (VCG) are committed to providing the
financial and physical resources necessary to ensure that a high standard of
health and safety is achieved. Within their areas of responsibility Pro-Vice
Chancellor (PVC)/Deans of Faculties and Directors of Directorates will make
provision from within their budgets for adequate resources to maintain and
improve a healthy and safe working environment. People are our most valuable
resource, and the safeguarding of human as well as other resources through
health and safety is important, not only for its own sake, but also as a way of
implementation of this policy requires total commitment from all members of
staff, students and visitors.
This policy will
be reviewed annually or in the light of legislative or organisational changes.
The Board of
Governors and the Vice-Chancellor have overall responsibility for the health,
safety and welfare of all the University’s employees, students and visitors.
The authority to implement this policy is delegated to the Registrar and Chief
Operating Officer and is implemented through the PVC/Deans of Faculties and
The University will take all reasonably practicable steps to provide places of work that are safe and healthy and meet the health, safety and welfare needs of each member of staff.
12 June 2019