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Health & Safety

Your Role in Health & Safety

Find out the policies & procedures relevant to your role in the University

Admin/Support

Helping to identify and protect employees who regularly use DSE as a significant part of their normal work, which may be quantified as continuous periods of an hour or more for most days at work..

The University's Stress Management Policy Statement sets out expectations and responsibilities with the aims of identifying, assessing and controlling stress at work.

Advice, guidelines and procedures for travelling overseas for RGU business purposes.

 

Lifeworks Employee Assistance Programme is a telephone Counselling and Advisory Support Service, accessed via their free helpline (0800 169 1920), available 24/7 x 365, and is totally confidential. You can also access through the LifeWorks app, just email Staff Benefits for your unique code to join.


Technical

Health and safety risk assessment is the proper consideration of all work-related hazards persons are exposed to, and determining means to avoid these hazards, or reduce their likelihood/severity.

Chemicals exist everywhere in the workplace and as such require specific control measures to be in place to ensure they can be used and stored correctly.

Guidance on the University's procurement, storage, use and disposal of substances defined as 'dangerous' as defined by the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR)

Guidance on maintenance, testing, and use of fixed electrical installations and portable electrical appliances.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that any plant, equipment, or machinery that is purchased for use complies to the specific regulated standards.

The University's Stress Management Policy Statement sets out expectations and responsibilities with the aims of identifying, assessing and controlling stress at work.

The transporting or supporting of a load by hand or bodily force, or Manual Handling, can cause musculoskeletal injuries, which account for a third of all workplace injuries in the UK. Find out how to avoid, assess and reduce the use of manual handling and injuries caused by it.


Academic

Health and safety risk assessment is the proper consideration of all work-related hazards persons are exposed to, and determining means to avoid these hazards, or reduce their likelihood/severity.

Chemicals exist everywhere in the workplace and as such require specific control measures to be in place to ensure they can be used and stored correctly.

Many Schools and Departments organise events which either are not part of their routine activities and/or which invite members of the public into University buildings which require a higher level of safety management.

Lasers come in various shapes and forms and have many uses within teaching, research, shop checkouts, manufacturing, engineering and in office work.

The University's Stress Management Policy Statement sets out expectations and responsibilities with the aims of identifying, assessing and controlling stress at work.

Advice, guidelines and procedures for travelling overseas for RGU business purposes.


Student

Health and safety risk assessment is the proper consideration of all work-related hazards persons are exposed to, and determining means to avoid these hazards, or reduce their likelihood/severity.

Many Schools and Departments organise events which either are not part of their routine activities and/or which invite members of the public into University buildings which require a higher level of safety management.

Studying at University is an exciting and rewarding experience. For some it also brings changes which might at times be difficult and stressful. The Student Counselling & Wellbeing Service is here for you.


Contractor

The introduction of contractors to RGU premises is necessary to support construction work and to provide infrastructure, equipment, or services to support RGU Events.

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