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Our website aims to provide the answers to most of your health and safety queries. Here you can find:

Anyone with a health and safety problem connected with their work should discuss it with their immediate supervisor in the first instance. Advice will also be available from your . Where matters cannot be resolved locally, or you need further advice, please contact the most appropriate member of the Health and Safety Services team. You can also email  safety@reading.ac.uk, phone our office or call in for a chat.

Health and Safety Services reports to the University Secretary, as part of the Governance Directorate. We are responsible for:

  • developing health and safety policies, procedures and management arrangements to assist the University in meeting its statutory obligations;
  • monitoring health and safety performance through auditing and regular liaison with Schools/ Directorates;
  • reporting to the University Health and Safety Committee, Senior Management Board and other committees as required; 
  • providing health and safety advice and support to members of the University, including specialist advice on radiation and biological safety, fire safety and statutory compliance relating to the built estate; 
  • providing general health and safety training;
  • investigating any more serious incidents, providing advice on remedial actions, and analysis of incident statistics in order to advise on preventative intervention strategies. 

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