Health & Safety for managers

All managers, whether Academic or professional support have health and safety responsibilities at UCA. The University's health, safety and wellbeing policy provides an overview of responsibilities. Some key documents for managers are provided here.  

Health & Safety Induction Questionnaire

Are you a manager with a new member of staff?

As part of the induction process, you should complete a H&S Induction for all new staff members of your team. You should cover everything from fire exits to first aid, hazards in the workplace to useful contacts.

All new staff members should also 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 & Wellbeing Policy

The University is required to have a Health, Safety & Wellbeing Policy which sets out its statement of intent, organisation and arrangements for health and safety.

The Health, Safety & Wellbeing Policy provides comprehensive information which outlines the responsibilities of staff, students and contractors.

The policy is 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 health and safety responsibilities outlined in the Policy and you should also ensure that you communicate the Policy to your staff, particularly those holding health and safety responsibilities.

Health & Safety handbook

A comprehensive guide to all health and safety arrangements for staff.

Health & Safety for temporary and sessional staff

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

Health & Safety training

There is a wide selection of health and safety development events available to staff at UCA.

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

If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact Emma Bodiam, University Health and Safety Manager on ext. 2657.

Our current core training for 2017/18 includes:

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

How about a tailored health and safety session for your Department, School or Course? Contact Emma Bodiam to discuss your requirements.