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Meet the Team

Name and contact details

Special area of responsibility

Steve Ansell

Health and Safety Adviser

07977 836 042

0118 378 7738

  • Allocation of Incidents for Investigation
  • Chemicals (Not Laboratories)
  • Display Screen Equipment (policy and regulations)
  • Farms H&S
  • Greenlands H&S
  • Hand/Arm Vibration
  • Homeworking
  • Noise
  • Portable Appliance Testing
  • PPE - Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment and face-fit-testing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Also HSS Liaison Advisor for multiple Schools/Functions, see HSCs list available here
 

Nick Bathurst

Construction & Estates Health and Safety Adviser

0118 378 7290

  • Capital Project Liaison
  • Construction safety
  • Drones
  • Emergency Preparedness (including exercises)
  • Events
  • Excavation
  • First aid (including Defibrillators)
  • Lifting equipment
  • Local Exhaust Ventilation
  • Machinery safety
  • Management of contractors
  • Manual handling
  • Pressure Systems
  • Tenanted Properties
  • Thames Valley Science Park
  • Work at Height
  • Workplace transport
  • Also HSS Liaison Advisor for multiple Schools/Functions, see HSCs list available here
 

Margot Bishop

Assistant Health and Safety Adviser

0118 378 7737

07977486554

 

  • Food Safety (including RUSU)
  • H&S Learning Programme (including HSC Workshops)
  • HSS website
  • Induction (Policy)
  • Office safety
  • Work-related Stress
  • Also HSS Liaison Advisor for multiple Schools/Functions, see HSCs list available here
   

Brett Dyson

Risk Management and Business Continuity Officer

07816 844114

 

  • Business Continuity
  • Emergency Exercise Programme
  • Major Incident Plan
  • Risk Management (non Health & Safety)
  • Risk Registers
 

Wendy Manning

Health & Safety Auditor/Adviser

0118 378 4626

07976539612

 

  • Annual H&S Performance Report
  • Audit Programme
  • Fieldwork
  • Maternity 
  • Travel 
  • UoR Malaysia liaison (H&S management arrangements)
  • Violence & Aggression
 

Kevin McGovern

Deputy Fire Safety Adviser

7725217289 

0118 378 8409

 

  • Disabled People's H&S
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aider poster coverage
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans
    Fire Drills
  • Fire Warden coverage
  • Thermal comfort (indoors)             

 

Jenny McGrother

Director

07580263879

0118 378 8889

 

 
  • CoP/SN revision programme
  • H&S/Environmental Management Systems interaction
  • H&S incident investigation management
  • H&S Management arrangements
  • H&S performance indicators
  • Liaison with Enforcing Authorities
  • RIDDOR Compliance
  • Senior leadership coaching
 

Lucy McNeil

Health & Safety Team Administrator

0118 378 8888

 

 
  • Committee Secretary for RSSC & SCBS
  • Display Screen Equipment (operation of Cardinus software)
  • Financial Transactions
  • HSC for Governance, Legal Services and IMPS
  • HSS website
  • Training bookings

Farms and Outdoor Health and Safety Officer

07711880180

 
  • Drivers, vehicle and workplace traffic
  • Fertilizer Storage
  • Glasshouses and polytunnels
  • Lakesides and riversides
  • Lone & outside hours
  • Mould and diseases acquired from animals
  • Pesticide use and knapsack spraying
  • Thermal comfort (outdoors) and sunburn protection
  • Tree management and chainsaw use

 

Billy Gibbens

Asbestos & Safety Compliance Advisor

0118 378 8275

 

 
  • Confined Spaces
  • Legionella
  • Management of asbestos
  • Permit to Work
 

Jonathan Ridgeon

Scientific Safety Adviser

07595091625

 
 
  • Biological Safety (Including Genetic Modification)
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods
  • Chemicals (Laboratories)
  • Electro-Magnetic Fields
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Laser
  • Nano materials
  • Radiation Safety (open, sealed, X-rays)
  • Research Project Approval
  • Statutory Annual Declarations (Scientific)
  • Also HSS Liaison Advisor for multiple Schools/Functions, see HSCs list available here
 

David Sharp

Fire Safety Adviser

07980703033

0118 378 8282

 

 
  • Dangerous Substances & Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
  • Dust
  • Evacuation Chairs (training & maintenance)
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Fire Safety
  • Fire suppressant systems

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