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  • Dangerous Substances

  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

    The on-line DSE training package offered by Cardinus should now be used to complete DSE assessments. Potential users will be identified by a nominated Departmental Administrator, and will then receive an e-mail from Cardinus asking them to undertake the on-line training. This will be followed up by an e-mail inviting them to take the associated test, and later by a checklist for them to assess their own workstation. Reminder e-mails will be sent automatically if each stage is not completed on time. Departmental Administrators should click here to obtain further information about the system.
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

  • Driver Safety

    This policy applies to all members of University staff who are expected to drive for work purposes, including anyone driving a University-owned vehicle or a hire car as well as those who may drive their own vehicle for work purposes (where a mileage allowance is paid via the expenses system.) This includes attending meetings or conferences on official University business - note that appropriate insurance cover must be in place – “business use” must be included in the policy. Managers may ask to see documentary evidence that such insurance cover is in place before agreeing to any expenses claim for business mileage.

    Any member of staff who will drive either a University vehicle or a hire car on University business (i.e., where insurance cover is provided via the University insurance policy) will be regarded as a “University Driver”.

    They must attend a Driver awareness training session, which is arranged viaHealth and Safety Services. Details of courses and how to book are given on the Health and Safety Training page. University drivers are required to submit their driver’s licence for checking by the local administrator of the policy.

    Copies of the relevant forms can be found on our forms page.

    Those drivers identified as being at higher risk must attend a half-day “on-road” training course. These courses are organised by the line manager through Health and Safety Services.

  • Driver Safety

  • Driver Safety

  • Driver Safety

  • Drones

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  • Incident Reporting & Investigation

  • Index

  • Induction training

    All new staff and students should be provided with a structured health and safety induction to the workplace and their work. University New Staff Induction Courses, which include health and safety, are organised by People Development throughout the year, all new staff should attend one of these sessions; details are available from People Development. In addition, new staff should be provided with a local induction by their line manager or supervisor, as soon as possible after they start work. Emergency procedures should be discussed with the new staff member on their first day of work. Health & Safety Services have developed a Health and Safety Induction Checklist for use with new staff and postgraduate students. Forms can be downloaded as separate documents from the Forms Page. A sample training matrix, which combines job/role training requirements with a record of individual training can also be found on the Forms Page under other resources . This can be modified or adapted as necessary to suit department's needs. Students should be provided with a local health and safety induction when they join their course or research group and when they join their particular Hall of Residence. Additional health and safety instruction should be provided at appropriate intervals thereafter, when new hazards are introduced, such as new tasks, equipment, hazardous substances and prior to embarking on research projects, field trips and work placements.
  • Inspection Checklists

  • Inspection Checklists

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  • Machinery Safety

    Various free guidance leaflets are available from the HSE Website
  • Machinery Safety

  • Management and Organisation

  • Manual Handling

    Various free guidance leaflets are available from the HSE Website
  • Manual Handling

  • Manual Handling

  • Manual Handling

  • Manual Handling

    Health and Safety Services provide training sessions for staff who regularly carry out manual handling operations and for staff required to carry out manaual handling risk assessments. See the Training Page for more details of courses available.
  • Mercury Spillage

  • Microbiological Safety

    Most biological risks arise from the presence of microorganisms in the work area. The potential for exposure to microorganisms could be incidental to the work being done (as on the University farms or the Grounds section), or could arise because of an intention to work with microorganisms. In all cases, risks to health and/or safety must be properly assessed before the work starts, and appropriate measures put in place to adequately control the risks.
  • Minibus driving

    See Driver Safety
  • Mobile Phones

    See Driving
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Various free guidance leaflets are available from the HSE Website
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  • Radiation Safety

    University Safety Note 35 This Safety Note aims to summarise the minimum standards that should be applied to any upgrade or redesign of laboratories used for work with open sources of radioactive materials.
  • Radiation Safety

  • Radiation Safety

    Health and Safety Services provide training sessions for staff and postgraduate students who are required to work with closed and open sources of radiation and with x-ray equipment. See the Training Page for more details of courses available.
  • Records

  • Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)

    The COSHH Regulations require that any item of respiratory protective equipment must be fitted and worn correctly - this also means that the equipment selected must be suitable for the wearer. To this end, a "face-fit" test should be performed to ensure that the RPE is suitable, effective and fitted properly. HSE have produced an "operational circular" giving guidance on fit testing. Although intended for use by Inspectors, it is very useful in telling the "customer" what the Inspector will be looking for, and the basis for any enforcement action to be taken. Operational Circular
  • Restricted Access and Confined Spaces

  • RIDDOR

    See Accidents
  • Risk Assessment Guidance & Training

  • Risk Assessment Guidance & Training

  • Roofs

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  • Safety Guidance

  • Safety Guidance

  • Safety Matters

    Safety Matters (from No. 38) Click here for access to the archive.
  • Safety Matters

    This is the Newsletter produced by Health and Safety Services each term. It contains information about current topics, new guidance and legislation and other developments in health and safety at the University. Current Edition of Safety Matters.
  • Safety Signs

    Health and Safety Services can provide a selection of downloadable safety signs on request.
  • Slips and Trips Policy

  • Smoking on Campus

  • Stress at Work

    The University Counselling Service provides a confidential counselling and advice service to staff and students. Guidance on various aspects of mental health can be found on the Counselling Service Website.
  • Stress at Work

    Guidance on recognising and managing stress at work is available on the HSE stress website
  • Stress at Work

    The HSE stress analysis tool manual This manual explains how to use the HSE stress indicator tool.
  • Stress at Work

    The HSE questionnaire, called the Stress Indicator Tool, is a set of 35 questions which can be used as the basis of a stress risk asessement together with a spreadsheet for analysing the results. An easy-to-follow manual for this tool is available below.
  • Stress at Work

    Guidance on HSE stress standards including the stress indicator tool is available on the HSE stress standards website page
  • Stress at Work

    Training sessions on occupational stress are arranged by People Development . Please contact People Development staff for more details.
  • Stress at Work

  • Student Project Supervision

    The old "SO20" supervision form has been withdrawn: project supervisors should use the Risk Assessment form RA-2 instead, unless there are risks of a chemical nature (Form CRA-1) or a biological nature (Form BiolAgRA-2).
  • Sub Commitee for Biological Safety

    Previously known as the Safety SubCommittee for Genetic Modification (SSGM), the SCBS deals not only with the approval of all GM projects in the University, but also serves to advise on (and approve, if appropriate) any proposals for work with hazardous biological agents, or any other work of a biological nature that could create risks to the health and/ or safety of those involved.
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  • Training

    See the Training Page, on the website main menu, for details of courses provided by Health & Safety Services.
  • Training

    All new staff and students should be provided with a structured health and safety induction to the workplace and their work. University New Staff Induction Courses, which include health and safety, are organised by People Development throughout the year, all new staff should attend one of these sessions; details are available from People Development. In addition, new staff should be provided with a local induction by their line manager or supervisor, as soon as possible after they start work. Emergency procedures should be discussed with the new staff member on their first day of work. Health & Safety Services have developed a Health and Safety Induction Checklist for use with new staff and postgraduate students. Forms can be downloaded as separate documents from the Forms Page. A sample training matrix, which combines job/role training requirements with a record of individual training can also be found on the Forms Page under other resources . This can be modified or adapted as necessary to suit department's needs. Students should be provided with a local health and safety induction when they join their course or research group and when they join their particular Hall of Residence. Additional health and safety instruction should be provided at appropriate intervals thereafter, when new hazards are introduced, such as new tasks, equipment, hazardous substances and prior to embarking on research projects, field trips and work placements.
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  • Vibration

    Guidance on hand-arm vibration and whole body vibration, including how to calculate values using an online "vibration calculator" is available on the HSE vibration website
  • Vibration

  • Violence to staff

    Various free guidance leaflets are available from the HSE Website
  • Violence to staff

    The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a registered charity, and widely regarded as the leading authority on personal safety. The Trust publishes a great deal of useful information on personal safety, some of this can be downloaded free from the "safety tips" page of their website.
  • Violence to staff

    See also Personal Safety
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