Health and Safety


Having excellent standards of health and safety management within an organisation enables safeguarding of one of the most important assets – the workforce. Complying with health and safety legislation and recognised best practice is the most effective way of achieving this.

University Health and Safety Policy

The Directorate Support Office is responsible for the management of all health and safety issues at Directorate level.


Health & Safety

The HR Department offer a great deal of information on Health and Safety issues. This includes:

All new staff members must also complete mandatory health & safety training, which can be accessed via the Essential Development Toolkits.

Your named Health and Safety Officer for the Directorate is Kate Wynn and your deputy is Amie Keating. If you have any concerns regarding health and safety issues, please contact the Health and Safety Officer.

If you witness or are involved in an accident, it must be reported to the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team within 24 hours via the Accident Report Online Form.  

First Aiders

The University Security staff are responsible for First Aid. If you require a First Aider, the Security staff can be contacted on ext. 53333 from an internal telephone or 0161 295 3333 from a mobile phone. For further information on the management of First Aid, please refer to the First Aid FAQs on the Health, Safety and Wellbeing website. 
 

University House

Building Controller for University House is Amie Keating. For general queries please email the Support Team.

Please ensure that you are familiar with the Evacuation Plan for University House or the relevant evacuation plan if you are based in another building.


In the Office

All workstations which comprise of Digital Screen Equipment (DSE) require a DSE (Display Screen Equipment) Assessments. All new members of staff are required to complete this as part of their HRD induction which includes the Health and Safety toolkit.

All employees classed as DSE Users are also entitled to make a claim for the cost of Eye Examinations and Spectacles.

In addition to workstation assessment and guidance, offices are subjected to a general risk assessment to ensure the working environment remains safe.

The University aims to provide a safe environment for all staff, students and visitors. It is recognised that confrontational situations can arise occasionally. Dealing with Conflict on askUS desk guidance has been produced to ensure that staff  feel safe and secure and know what to do in the case of emergency. 

If you purchase any new electrical equipment, it is your responsibility to arrange for Portable Appliance Testing contact Estates Support Team to make a request.

Any member of staff required to work alone must contact the Administration Team beforehand; they should then book in and out with the Directorate Support Office if lone working during normal office hours or the Maxwell Control Room (in accordance with Security procedures) if working outside of normal office hours.

If working with a student 1:1 in a remote location, all staff members must adhere to the Safe System of Work guidelines.

If your role involves national or international travel, please refer to the University Travel Safety and Security website to see how this should be undertaken in compliance with University guidelines.

Risk Assessment Code of Practice. Employers carry out an assessment of the significant risks to the health and safety of their employees or others who may be affected. Assessing and eliminating or reducing risks is the most effective way to provide a safe and healthy working environment. Risk assessment proforma

Risk Assessments Register: 
Bending to Low Storage
Dealing with potential violence 
Lone Working
Lone Working on advice desk
Manual Handling
Office work 
Pregnant Workers
Reaching for objects at height
Staff Student 1:1
Stress Risk Assessment 
Use of Photocopier
Use of Shredders
Use of Small Electrical Applicance

Risk assessment template

The University aims to provide a safe environment for all staff, students and visitors. It is recognised that confrontational situations can arise occasionally. Dealing with Conflict on askUS desk guidance has been produced to ensure that staff  feel safe and secure and know what to do in the case of emergency. 

If you purchase any new electrical equipment, it is your responsibility to arrange for Portable Appliance Testing contact Estates Support Team to make a request.

Any member of staff required to lone work (search document finder) must contact the Administration Team beforehand; they should then book in and out with the Directorate Support Office if lone working during normal office hours or the Maxwell Control Room (in accordance with Security procedures) if working outside of normal office hours.

If your role involves national or international travel, please refer to the University Travel Safety and Security website to see how this should be undertaken in compliance with University guidelines.

Health and Wellbeing

The University is committed to providing a working environment which is safe and without risks to the health, safety and welfare of employees. Employees are asked to work with the University to safeguard their own health, safety and welfare. Please familiarise yourself with the Workload Balancing Guide and Stress Recognition & Management Policy. The Dignity at Work and Study Policy provides further information on what action you should take should you feel that you are being bullied, harassed or victimised in the workplace.

The HR Team also provide a number of services to promote Health and Wellbeing such as Health Clinics and Health Promotion events. They provide a range of confidential counselling services to enable staff to function more effectively in the workplace and in their personal lives via the Employee Assistance Program


Useful Information

If you have any questions regarding the above policies, you can contact us by DSOadmin@salford.ac.uk or calling 55062.

 


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