This Health and Safety Notice must be read and understood by all employees of Oxford Brookes University. It should also be read and understood by all members of the student body, who are carrying out projects where there is a hazard. Where appropriate, it must also be brought to the attention of Contractors working at the University.
Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, employers must undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of:
Risk Assessment is a key element in the process of successful health and safety management. It requires Line Managers to be proactive and actually identify risks and, more importantly, do something about them. It is a far more efficient and cost effective method of dealing with health and safety problems than merely responding to incidents as and when they occur. Risk Assessment can identify weakness and, when put into action, lead to a safer, healthier and more productive work force.