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Safety Services

Name: Safety Services

Place in structure: The University |> Office of the Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer |> Compliance and Risk Office |> Safety Services

Address: 4th Floor
Simon Building
Brunswick Street
Manchester
M13 9PL

Building 38 on campus map (opens in a new window)

Phone: see contacts

Fax: 0161 306 3210

Website: Safety Services Website

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General information

Safety Services provide a wide range of occupational health and safety advice, information and services to the whole University community.

We offer the following services:

  • Advice and guidance on all aspects of general safety, safety management, biological safety (including genetic modification work), to any member of the University community.
  • Promotion of 'risk assessment' as the means of controlling risks to an appropriate degree, in compliance with legislation and in proportion to the possible adverse effects.
  • Close liaison with Deans of Faculty, Heads of Schools and other managers, and support them in carrying out duties and responsibilities delegated to them.
  • Assisting the Staff Training and Development Unit in designing and delivering appropriate training courses, and in developing training plans for individuals, groups, schools or faculties.
  • Provision of a central source of authoritative publications on health and safety legislation, official guidance, industry good practice, research documents and other sources of relevant information.
  • Development of proposals for policies on any aspect of safety and safety management, to carry out appropriate consultation on these, and submission of these for formal adoption through the University's committees.
  • Development of guidance on good and best practice.
  • Liaison with Estates staff, external contractors, clients and all parties involved in the design of new buildings and major refurbishments, to promote the designing out of hazards wherever this is reasonably practicable.
  • Monitoring and auditing health and safety performance.
  • Monitoring and reporting of accidents and incidents with the potential to cause injury or loss, investigations into adverse events, publication of recommendations and lessons learned; keeping appropriate records.
  • Close liaison with colleagues in the Occupational Health and Radiation teams in HSS, to avoid inconsistencies and duplication of effort, and to optimise the benefits of collaborative working.