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OBUHSN-01 Issue 14 June 2021
Oxford Brookes 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 minimising costs.
The successful 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 Directors.
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.
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