Health and Safety Co-ordinators
Health & Safety Co-ordinators (HSCs) 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. The latest HSC list is: HSC List
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 HSCs 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 areas
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:
The HCS workshops planned for this year are:
21st March 2022, 12:00 - 02:00pm
11th May 2022, 11:30 - 01:30pm
23rd June 2022, 10:30 - 12:30pm
Training requirements for HSCs:
This course is currently available as an E-Learning Module and can be accessed via UoRLearn: Incident Investigation E-Learning
Managing Health & Safety for HSCs:
This course is currently available as an E-Learning module and can be accessed via UoRLearn: Managing Health & Safety for Health & Safety Coordinators
SA, June 2022