The health and safety policy has been produced to enable the University to comply with its legal duties and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and relevant statutory provisions.

The health and safety policy describes the University Health and Safety Management System and provides a framework for the University's business that is research, educational, management and other activities.

The University Health & Safety Policy is divided into three distinct parts which are the:- 

Statement of Intent which provides the Policy and general direction for the management and governance of health and safety within the University; 

Organisation which sets out how this part of the policy is organised within the University and defines responsibilities and accountabilities for all staff (including line management);

Arrangements set out the arrangements in place to achieve the health and safety objectives of this policy.

Senior Staff and Managers of the University must make themselves familiar with the policy and ensure that their staff are aware of the policy which can be accessed on the University Health & Safety pages.

Where non-compliance is being considered by an enforcement authority, the Head of Health & Safety must be consulted.

Policy Review

The University Health & Safety Committee will review this policy at least annually.  The policy will be reviewed sooner if there are significant changes in legislation, University structure, or any reason to believe that the policy requires updating.


Enquiries regarding this policy should be addressed in the first instance to the Head of Health and Safety

Health & Safety Strategy and Plan 2016 - 2020

The University of Greenwich Health and Safety Strategy and Plan has been developed to support the University's aims and objectives as laid out in the Corporate strategy, taking themes from the University and Colleges Employers Association's (UCEA) HE sector-level health safety and wellbeing plan 2016-2020 and embedding Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) USHA/UCEA Leadership and management of health and safety in higher education institutions best practice.