Appendix 1 - Organisation of Safety Responsibilities
Hierarchy of H&S responsibility
- Governing Body (Employer)
- University Management Team (the President, Senior VP's (2#) and Bursar and Chief Financial Officer)- UMT
- University management group strategic ( all Heads of function incl 3 and 5 below)- UMTS
- Heads of Functional Area e.g Senior Executive management of the university e.g Heads of College, VP's, Directors/ Heads of Service incl academic administration, academic support services and academic research institutes.
- Heads of Academic School/Department/Centre
- Departmental Heads
- Deans, Managers and Officers ( all descriptions)
- Note: higher control = higher responsibility (e.g. the controlling mind test of SHWW law).
11. Members of Staff (duties as defined per SHWW Act)
12. Students, and visitors (self) - Note: students at Universities are not employees under SHWW law
Organisation of Safety Advice ( incl. protective and preventative roles)
A) Employee Occupational H&S issues, risk management advice and SHWW law compliance:
Department safety statement, as prepared by departments, utilisng documentation and advice issued by the H&S Office
- University Safety Officer
- Employee Occupational Health issues/hazards: (e.g. employee hazardous substance exposure issues and biological safety, Noise, vibration, ergonomics. audiograms, lung function tests and lab vaccinations, vud eyesight screening) = Sessional University Occupational Health Physician* and Occupational Hygienist*. (all via H&S Office on a sessional basis).
- Staff training: Department - with support of programmes run by the H&S Office utilising H&S consultants/ trainers.
- Staff Induction: Department - with support of programmes run by HR with input from H&S consultants/trainers arranged by the H&S Office
- Manual Handling Hazards: manual handling consultant (sessional via H&S Office
- Departmental Safety Advisers/ Safety Action Teams
- Staff Safety Representatives: 7 Elected Representatives (3 constituencies). Note: voluntary role defined by SHWW law with statutory entitlements but no duties..
- Staff Welfare: Welfare Officer (via HR), Employee assistance programme
- Radiation and Fire Safety - see (C) and (D) below
B) Student Safety
- VP Student Experience and all academic supervisors / tutors and all student service providers
- Health issues/ study and research health hazards:
Student Health Officer ( student issues and lab vaccinations).
- Student Safety: Academic Head of School/Department, Campus Watch
- Student Welfare: SU Welfare Officer
C) Estates/Buildings and utilities safety; Building, Fire safety/ Fire Services Act compliance:
- Buldings Officer
- Facilities manager
- University Fire Consultant (via B&E)
D) Radiation Hazards:
- Radiation Protection Officer and Department RPO's
E) Security, Safety in relation to VIP visits and Major Events, Emergency response
- General Services Management and Facilities Managers, Campus Watch Buildings Officer, Fire Consultant , University Safety Officer
F) Insurance and claims
- Insurance Administrator, Office of Corporate and Legal Affairs.
G) Accident and Dangerous Occurence reporting
- Department in conjunction with the Office of Corporate and Legal Affairs, HR and H&S Office