Health & Safety


Details of various health and safety committees.

The Health & Safety Committee Structure Chart [PDF document] provides a visual summary of the University's Health & Safety Committees.

The Vice Chancellor has established a Committee known as the Health, Safety, Sustainability & Wellbeing Board (HSSW), which reports to the Vice-Chancellor’s Group (VCG).

HSSW is the forum the University uses to discharge its obligation under section 2(7) of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974. Its function is to keep under review measures taken by the University to ensure the health, safety and welfare of University employees and students. The Committee is chaired by the University Secretary and receives Minutes from its sub-committees. Minutes of the HSSWB Committee meetings and an annual Health & Safety report will be sent to the Governing Body

HSSW is supported by the following University level sub-committees:

  • Safeguarding & Compliance Committee
  • Sustainability Management Committee
  • Health & Wellbeing Committee
  • Biological & Genetic Modification Committee
  • Health & Safety in Halls Committee

It also has a Faculty/Directorate Health & Safety Committee in each Faculty/Directorate. Special arrangements exist where the unit is small.

The terms of reference and membership for each of these can be found on our Governance webpages

Health & Safety Related Committee Minutes:


The Health & Safety Consultative committee was disbanded at the end of the 2021/2022 academic year.