An overview of Health and Safety responsibilities within the school.
The Head of School is responsible to the University Court for the management of health and safety matters within the areas of the University under his control. He/she is required to ensure that local policies and practices for the effective management of health and safety are in place and published.
The School Health and Safety Adviser, Dave Hamilton, was appointed by the Head of School to take special interest in the promotion of health and safety matters, to provide a first level of advice and to act on behalf of the Head of School in respect of these matters. He is required to contribute to strategic policy, formulation and implementation of School H&S management and ensure compliance with legal, University and best-practice frameworks.
The School Laser Supervisor, Prof. Bob Fisher, is responsible for the supervision and safety of all laser operations within the School.
Supervisors are required to give careful attention to the health and safety of those under their supervision and to ensure that appropriate precautions are taken. To fulfil its function, the degree of supervision must have reasonable regard to the level of training, experience and expertise of the employees or students being supervised.
Individual employees and students have a duty to carry out their work in a safe manner in order to prevent injury or ill health either to themselves or to others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work or study.