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For general safety enquires please contact the Safety Office or telephone 0116 252 2426

News & Announcements

Safety Services Newsletter March 2018

Our March edition of the Newsletter is now available. We highlight the need to report all incidents, including near misses and unsafe conditions, that you may come across on campus and good housekeeping in your work areas.

Congratulations to our 2 Safety Champions for this period, Neil Hunt and Glyn Johnson.

Future training course dates are also included.

New Health & Safety Advisor

We have extended a warm welcome to Miki Brocklehurst, our new Health & Safety Adviser, who joined us at the beginning of February. Miki is an experienced Environmental H & S Officer with a background in the engineering and manufacturing sector so brings a wealth of additional knowledge to the team. In her spare time Miki is a keen runner and cyclist and has recently completed a Coast to Coast bike challenge for charity.

Miki will be the Lead H & S Advisor for the College of Science and Engineering, if you have any queries or need advice Miki can be contacted on 252 3178 or

Departmental Safety Self Inspections January – June 2018

For this inspection period (January - June 2018), we are changing the format of the inspections to focus on the physical workspace.  Your documents, records and management systems will be the subject of a separate audit process at a later date.

Given the simplification of the format, it is hoped that this approach will allow you to inspect areas under your control within the inspection period while reducing the overall workload.

All of the question sheets and templates can be found on the Safety Services website

Safety Services Newsletter Jan 2018

The January edition of the Safety Services newsletter contains information about keeping warm over the winter period, upcoming training dates and announcement of the Safety Champion for Dec 2017.

Tim Morris

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Tim Morris who joins us as interim Fire Manager. Tim is an experienced Fire Safety Advisor who has worked and provided fire safety advice across a large number of organisations including Manchester and Coventry Universities so brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.

Tim is looking forward to the many challenges the role brings so if you have any queries or need advice on all Fire Safety aspects Tim can be contacted on 225 2651 or

Steve Pinsent

Steve Pinsent, the Fire Safety Officer, will be leaving the University on Friday 27 October. Steve joined the University in January 2008 and has played an important role in advancing our fire safety practices. We would like to say a big thank you to Steve for his commitment and support over the years and wish him all the very best in the next chapter of his life.

Safety Services Newsletter Sept 2017

The Sept edition of the Safety Services newsletter contains information about 'who' is responsible for H &S at the University, upcoming training dates and announcement of the Safety Champion for Sept 2017.

DSO Event Sept 2017

On Wednesday 20th September, Safety Services held a half-day event for Departmental Safety Officers (DSOs) and Building Safety Supervisors (BSSs), with a focus on Communicating Safety.

Click on the link to read about the event.

Inspections webpages updated

We have updated the inspections area on our website providing some guidance, templates that can be used to aid inspections and some useful resources with the details for the July - December 2017 inspection period.

Wellbeing Roadshow

The Safety Services team took part in the Wellbeing roadshow on 7 June 2017, full details can be found here.

Safety Champion June 2017

In June 2017, the Safety Champion is Gemma Black from Geology and Geography. The full story can be found here.

Hot Weather Advice

The Safety Services Office have issued advice on how to cope with the current hot weather.

Safety Services Newsletter June 2017

The June edition of the Safety Services newsletter contains a message from our new Health and Safety Adviser along with the Safety Champion for June 2017.

University First Aider saves life just three weeks after training

Further details regarding this story can be found here.

Details of the University First Aid policy and procedure can be found at

New research from the Department of Criminology

Some drivers are unaware of the serious consequences of failing to stop after an accident

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