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Health and Safety Co-ordinators

Health & Safety Co-ordinators are members of staff who are appointed by the Head of School /Function or Unit Director to act on their behalf to co-ordinate day-to-day health and safety arrangements.

Health & Safety Co-ordinators (HSCs) must have the authority and personal skills to be able to implement effective local H&S arrangements and to advise the Head of School/Function if performance/compliance does not reach the standards required.

Duties of H&S Coordinators will vary, dependent on the type of environment they work in. To reflect the different needs of these environments, HSC role descriptions and training requirements have been separated into those for higher and lower hazard areas.

Higher hazard are as

include: Schools and Functions with laboratories, workshops or equipment which may pose a significant hazard.

Lower hazard areas 

include: Schools and Functions where main hazards are office work and travel.

Full details of the duties are on this link:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/files/health-and-safety/SN01_Duties_of_HS_Coordinators_i2.pdf

The latest HSC list is:

HSC List September 2019

The HCS workshops planned for this year are:

24th October 2019    10:00-12:30pm

4th December 2019    11:00-01:30pm  

11th February 2020    02:00-04:30pm

28th April 2020          10:00- 12:30pm

 

Relevant training dates are:

Accident/incident Investigation:

19th November 2019  TBC

19th March 2020 02:30-4.30pm

 

Risk Assessment:

23rd October 2019 13-15:00pm

25th February 2020 14-16:00 TBC

21st May 2020  10:30-12:00pm

 

 

Managing Health & Safety for HSCs:

11th September 2019   10:00 - 04:00pm

22nd January 2020       10:00 - 05:00pm

06th May 2020         10:00 - 05:00pm

 

 

 

 

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