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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 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:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/files/health-and-safety/SN01 Duties of HS Coordinators i2.pdf

The latest HSC list is: HSC List

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 - Cancelled

10th June 2020 10:00-11:30 -Opening buildings session

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-Cancelled

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 -Cancelled

* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have temporarily suspended our training program, please contact safety@reading.ac.uk should you require more information.

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