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Heads of Departments or Services

The Head of Department or Service is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that health and safety risks are assessed before new work/protocols are introduced;
  • Ensuring that identified precautions are costed, implemented and regularly reviewed;
  • Ensuring that induction of new staff includes necessary health and safety information (including regular refreshers for existing staff);
  • Discussing health and safety issues at appropriate department staff/student meetings; 
  • Including health and safety activities/developmental needs during staff appraisals (where appropriate)
  • Working with the Health & Safety Manager to achieve the above arrangements.