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Departmental Safety Representatives

Each department should appoint at least one safety representative whose responsibilities are to assist the Heads in fulfilling their safety responsibilities and can include:

 

  • informing the Head of Department and the Director of Safety of any special hazards in, or new hazards about to be introduced into, the department/unit;

  • ensuring that new members of the department, including students, are informed of the University's health and safety policy, as well as departmental safety and health policy,

  • identifying training needs and conducting activities to stimulate and maintain interest in safety and health amongst personnel in the department;

  • ensuring that means exist for all machinery and equipment to be maintained and used in a safe condition;

  • ensuring with the assistance of the Director of Safety that first aid, personal protective equipment and safety facilities are provided and properly maintained;

  • consulting with the Director of Safety, to promote, plan, and direct a regular programme of safety inspections, and participating in such inspections;

  • ensuring that accidents are reported promptly in accordance with University procedures and reporting any case of non-compliance to the Head;

  • maintaining liaison with the Director of Safety and the Director of University Health Service; and

  • investigating accidents and incidents and recommending accident prevention measures to the Head as and when necessary.

 

Inspection Checklists

Abbreviated Inspection Checklist

Departmental Safety Representative Training Materials

Departmental Safety Representative Conference 2023

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