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Policies and procedures

Safety Codes of Practice outline management responsibilities for dealing with specific risks, and the procedures that must be adopted. Safety Notes provide more pragmatic operational advice on specific risks, or advice on issues of current interest, that Schools/Functions should follow. 

Health and safety policies

Title

Date of publication

Asbestos Management Plan Issue 8-1 01/09/2021

University Health and Safety Policy 2022 

26/10/2022
Fire Safety Management Plan 20/05/2019
Our Policies and Procedures - Building Maintenance - FMD 01/02/2016
Smoking Policy 09/05/2013
Slips and Trips Policy 01/06/2010
Campus Code of Behaviour 26/01/2016
Children on University Premises Policy 17/05/2016

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Safety Codes of Practice

Code

 Title

Date of publication

CoP 01 Summary of H&S Standards 31/01/2012

CoP 02 Part A

Management and Organisation

28/10/2016

CoP 04

Guide to Health and Safety Risk Assessment

03/11/2022

CoP 05

Fire Drills - safety note withdrawn as information now obsolete

18/07/2022

CoP 06

Emergency evacuation procedures

03/07/2012

CoP 07

Outside normal hours working procedures

01/03/2009

CoP 08

First Aid

06/11/2019

CoP 09

Incident Reporting and Investigation

16/07/2021

CoP 10 Part 2 CoP withdrawn and incorporated into CoP 09 Incident Reporting and Investigation 06/08/2021

CoP 11

Safe working with electrical equipment

01/06/2009

CoP 12

CoP 12 PAT Testing

23/07/2020

CoP 13

Display Screen Equipment

01/03/2016

CoP 14 Part 1

Biological Safety (Part 1) University Laboratories

01/11/2013

CoP 14 Part 6

Biological Safety (Part 6) Microbiological Safety Cabinets

02/11/2012

CoP 14

Part 7

Biological Safety (Part 7) Biological & Clinical Waste 18/10/2012

CoP 15

Part 1

Contained use of Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs)

23/11/2022

CoP 16

Please see: Radiation Safety Secure Area

01/03/2015

CoP 17

Please see: Radiation Safety Secure Area

01/09/2008

CoP 18

Please see: Radiation Safety Secure Area

01/11/2018

CoP 19

Please see: Radiation Safety Secure Area

01/03/2015

CoP 20

Please see: Radiation Safety Secure Area

10/04/2005

CoP 21

Lasers

01/09/2015

CoP 22

UltraViolet Radiation

01/04/2007

CoP 24

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres

20/05/2019

CoP 27

Personal protective equipment

06/11/1998

CoP 28

The assessment and control of hazardous substances (COSHH)

14/12/2021

CoP 29

Food Safety and Hygiene

01/05/2013

CoP 32

Fieldwork

13/10/2016

CoP 33

Event Management

05/10/2018

CoP 34

CoP Withdrawn - Superseded by H&S Policy: Fire Safety Management Plan 20/05/2019

CoP 34B

Fire Safety Design Guide

10/11/2022

CoP 35

Work at height

01/06/2006

CoP 37

Manual handling

01/03/2007

CoP 38

Overseas Travel

07/01/2022
CoP 39 Restricted Access and Confined Spaces 18/07/2011

CoP 41

Lifting operations and equipment

01/02/2009

CoP 42 Noise at Work 10/05/2013

CoP 46 Part 1

Management and use of work equipment 27/11/2009

CoP 46 Part 2

Management and use of work equipment - Pressure systems 27/11/2009

CoP 46

Part 3

Management and use of work equipment Gas safety 01/01/2010
CoP 46 Part 4 Local exhaust ventilation 14/12/2021

CoP 46 Part 5

Cryogenic gases 27/11/2009

CoP 46 Part 6

Woodworking and engineering workshop machines 27/11/2009
CoP 47 Excavations Guide 11/07/2011
CoP 48 Hazardous Waste 10/05/2018
CoP 49 Part 1 Safe use of laboratory fume cupboards 01/05/2014
CoP 49 Part 2 Fume cupboards: selection, installation, maintenance and decomissioning 03/04/2018
CoP 51

CoP51 Site Rules for Working on University Premises 10th Edition

04/09/2020
CoP 52 Driving for Work Purposes 20/05/2016
CoP 54 Drones 01/12/2021
CoP 55 Spill Management 05/06/2019
CoP 56 PEEPS 12/02/2021
CoP 57 Maternity 25/11/2021
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Safety notes

Number

Title

Date of publication

Note 01

Duties of Health and Safety Co-ordinators

17/05/2016

Note 02

Safety Note withdrawn - the duties of SPRS's are covered in CoP 16

14/01/2020

Note 03

Duties of a School Laser Supervisor

27/07/2004

Note 04

Safety Note Withdrawn

01/11/2019

Note 07

Please see: Radiation Safety Secure Area

01/05/2012

Note 08

Transport of radioactive materials - Please contact Health & Safety Services for a copy of this safety note.

01/04/2003

Note 09

Laser pens and pointers

08/06/2004

Note 11

Safety Note withdrawn

14/01/2020

Note 12

Safety Note withdrawn

15/08/2019

Note 13

Safety Note withdrawn

25/06/2019

Note 14

Safety Note withdrawn

04/07/2019

Note 15

Bonfire & firework code

18/10/2012

Note 16

Safety note withdrawn

13/05/2019

Note 20

Evacuation of Disabled People

22/11/2021

Note 21

Christmas tree lights

24/11/2020

Note 22

Mobile phones and driving

01/03/2007

Note 23

Hand arm vibration

01/08/2003

Note 25

Safety Note withdrawn - please refer to CoP 8

01/07/2019

Note 26 The role of Health and Safety Representatives 12/08/2014

Note 27

Safety Note withdrawn - please refer to CoP 57 Maternity 25/11/2021

Note 28

Safety Note withdrawn - please refer to CoP 56

24/03/2021

Note 29

Health & safety record keeping

01/10/2004

Note 32

Mercury Spills

05/06/2019

Note 34 Safe Use of Machinery and Work Equipment 01/08/2004

Note 35

Please see: Radiation Safety Secure Area

01/10/2004

Note 36

Bodily fluids clean up process

08/04/2022

Note 37

Advice to staff and students on bird flu (Avian Influenza) and pandemic flu

01/06/2021

Note 38

Safety Note withdrawn - please refer to CoP 35

01/07/2019

Note 39

Fire Wardens and Evacuation Officers

01/10/2011

Note 40 BBQ Guide 13/07/2022

Note 41

Passenger lift safety

07/10/2021
Note 42 Safety Note withdrawn - covered by The Construction Design & Management Regulations 2015 and Building Standards 01/12/2021 

Note 43

Control of legionella in departmental equipment

01/05/2008

Note 44

Low energy light bulbs

01/08/2008

Note 45

Safety Note withdrawn

01/07/2019

Note 47

Access to roofs

07/04/2022

Note 52

The use of electrical extensions

11/02/2022

Note 53 Safety Note Withdrawn 09/08/2019
Note 54 Children on University premises 17/05/2016
Note 55 Eye Protection 01/11/2011
Note 56 Access Control 01/01/2017
Note 57 Door Signage 24/10/2011
Note 58 Permit to Work 12/05/2017
Note 59 Reporting of incidents in human studies 09/03/2012
Note 60 Safety Note withdrawn - please refer to Safety note 20 28/10/2020
Note 63 Fire Prevention and Use of Extinguishers 01/08/2015
Note 64

Use of Palmer Building - Link update - Pending

Note 65 Decommissioning and clearance of laboratories 10/05/2013
Note 66 Phlebotomy Facilities 08/04/2022
Note 68 Cake sales food safety advice 21/10/2014
Note 69 Painting of Fire Doors and Seals 16/04/2015
Note 70 Events in the Great Hall 07/06/2016
Note 71 Petrol 24/03/2016
Note 72 SN72 NORM and Off-Site Radiation Work 01/11/2018
Note 73

Sharps Injuries in Scientific Research

21/03/2019
Note 74 3D Printers 22/11/2019
Note 75 Working in very low-occupancy buildings during the Coronavirus pandemic - Safety Note withdrawn - please refer to Covid guidance on the Staff Portal or Student Essentials

04/08/2022

Note 76

Covid-19 Risk-Reduction Measures - Safety Note withdrawn - please refer to Covid guidance on the Staff Portal or Student Essentials

04/08/2022

Note 77 Covid 19 First Aid 26/08/2021
Note 78 Social distancing in Teaching & Learning withdrawn - Safety Note withdrawn - please refer to Covid guidance on the Staff Portal or Student Essentials 04/08/2022
Note 79 Safety Note 79 Local Health and Safety Committees 12/01/2021
Note 81 Radiation Leak Testing 26/01/2022

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Good Practice Guides

Title of guide

Description and link to guide

Information for Staff Health and safety information for University staff

Good DSE practice

Good display screen equipment (DSE) practice leaflet
Good manual handling practice Good manual handling practice

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