University of Reading cookie policy

We use cookies on to improve your experience, monitor site performance and tailor content to you.

Read our cookie policy to find out how to manage your cookie settings.

Health and Safety Services Team and contact details

Name and contact details


Special area of responsibility

Jenny Mcgrother


0118 378 8889

07580 263 879


H&S Management arrangements

Senior leadership coaching

Lone & outside hours & home working

Electro-Magnetic Fields

Confined Spaces

Pressure Systems

RIDDOR Compliance

August Pistorius


0118 378 8275



Management of asbestos

Respiratory Protective Equipment

Local Exhaust Ventilation

Permit to Work

Ravindra Ganesh

0118 378 5299

07595 091 625

Scientific Safety Adviser

Chemicals (Laboratories)

Laser safety

Carriage of Dangerous Goods

Radiation Safety (open, sealed, X-rays)

Biological Safety (Including Genetic Modification)

Laboratory Safety

Research Project Approval

Nano materials

Statutory Annual Declarations (Scientific)

Steve Ansell

0118 378 7738

Health and Safety Adviser

Allocation of Incidents for Investigation

Personal Protective Equipment

Greenlands H&S

Farms H&S

Chemicals (Not Laboratories)

Hand/Arm Vibration

Display Screen Equipment (policy and regulations)


Margot Bishop

0118 378 7737

Assistant Health and Safety Adviser

H&S Learning Programme (including HSC Workshops)

Food Safety (including RUSU)

Office safety

HSS website

Work-related Stress


Nicholas Bathurst

0118 378 7290

07422 077 870

Construction & Estates Health and Safety Adviser

Thames Valley Science Park

Lifting equipment

Management of contractors

Machinery safety

First aid (including Defibrillators)



Manual handling

Capital Project Liaison

Construction safety

Workplace transport

Emergency Preparedness (including exercises)

Work at Height


Tenanted Properties

David Sharp

0118 378 8282

07980 703 033

Fire Safety Adviser

Fire Safety

Fire Risk Assessment

Dangerous Substances & Explosive Atmospheres Regulations

Evacuation Chairs (training & maintenance)

Fire suppressant systems


Kevin McGovern

01189 378 8409

07725 217 289

Deputy Fire Safety Adviser

Fire Safety

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans
Fire Drills

Fire Warden coverage

Disabled People's H&S


Wendy Manning

0118 378 4507

Health & Safety Auditor/Adviser

Audit Programme

Overseas travel and fieldwork

Risk Registers

Annual H&S Performance Report

UoR Malaysia

Violence & Aggression


0118 378 8888

Health & Safety Team Administrator

Display Screen Equipment (operation of Cardinus software)

Training bookings

Committee Secretary for RSSC & SCBS

Financial Transactions

Eleanor Saxon

0118 378 6613

Jamila Begum

0118 378 8044

Risk Management and Business Continuity Officer
Things to do now

Contact Health & Safety Services: