Health & Safety

What are the Department's responsibilities?

  • To undertake Display Screen Equipment (DSE) workstation assessments for staff
  • To ensure there are adequate trained first aiders and that staff know who the first aiders are
  • To ensure that first aid boxes are easily accessible, well stocked and regularly reviewed
  • To ensure that any first aid, incident, building fault, accident or safety/security concerns or incidents are promptly reported to the relevant University departments or authorities
  • To undertake twice yearly departmental safety inspections for all of its sites and promptly report and follow through any remedial actions arising from the inspections
  • To undertake weekly fire alarm tests
  • To ensure that equipment is PAT tested regularly
  • To carry out twice yearly fire evacuation tests and act accordingly on any remedial action required resulting from the tests.
  • To ensure that staff are encouraged to understand where emergency exits are located.
  • To ensure that fire wardens are appointed
  • To ensure that Health and Safety issues are a standing item on staff meeting agendas to provide staff with the opportunities to raise any concerns they may have, and to communicate any necessary information.
  • To represent the Department on University and College Safety/Security Committees
  • To ensure that staff are familiar with the emergency evacuation plan

Who is my Departmental contact for this process?

Please report any health and safety issues to hsenquiries@le.ac.uk and the Departmental Office staff will then take the issue forward.  Please do not report any issues directly to Safety Services without the Departmental Office being aware.

Building Safety Supervisor:  Sharon Simpson, sys2@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 3196

Lead Fire Warden:  Debbie Oldham, do43@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 3206

First Aiders

Emma Angell, elj1@le.ac.uk, 0116 229 7256

Emma Gisborn, egg3@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 5428

What are the relevant University policies or guidance?

Information about health and safety

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