Health & Safety for Managers

All managers, whether academic or professional support have health, safety and wellbeing responsibilities at UCA. Key documents and resources for managers are provided here. 

Health and Safety  Policy

The University has a Health & Safety Policy which sets out its statement of intent, organisation and arrangements for health and safety, as well as the responsibilities of staff, students and contractors.

UCA also has a dedicated Health & Wellbeing Policy which provides information and initiatives which support and promote the health and wellbeing of employees at work.

These policies are reviewed and updated by the University Health, Safety & Wellbeing Committee which is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and meets three times per year.

If you are a manager, you should be aware of your responsibilities outlined in the Health & Safety Policy and the Health & Wellbeing Policy and you should also ensure that you discuss these policies regularly with your team.

Health & Safety handbook

Download your comprehensive guide to all the health and safety arrangements for staff.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Induction

Are you a manager with a new member of staff?

As part of the induction process, you should complete a Health, Safety & Wellbeing Induction for all new members of your team. You should take them through the Health & Safety and Health & Wellbeing Policies and ensure they complete the online Health and Safety Induction which can be accessed via myUCA. Please contact Learning and Development for the log in details.

Health & Safety for temporary and sessional staff

Please see the quick reference guide for temporary and sessional staff working at UCA.


There is a wide range of health, safety and wellbeing development available to all staff at UCA.

UCA’s training is delivered in-house and in collaboration with our external training providers. Check out the Learning & Development Events Calendar for the latest training events.

How about a tailored Health, Safety and Wellbeing session for your Department, School or Course? Contact Emma Bodiam on ext. 2657 to discuss your requirements.

Our current core training for 2018/19 includes:

  • Risk Assessment Technique
  • CoSHH Assessor's Workshop
  • Emergency Response
  • Working at Height
  • Manual Handling
  • Personal Safety
  • First Aid
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Fire Warden
  • Evacuation Chair.