Who We Are and What We Do

Information relating to the Safety Services Office and its staff.

Staff List Contact Us Lead Health and Safety Contact for Colleges
Radiation Safety Officer Fire Safety Officer Biological & Chemical Safety Officer Health and Safety Adviser

The Safety Services Office forms part of the Estates and Campus Services but retains a direct reporting line to the Registrar for Health and Safety matters.

The office consists of a director, administrator and five officers each with their own areas of safety expertise. Activities of the office include:

  • Provision of expert advice and information on health and safety issues to University senior management, Heads of College, Heads of Department and other University staff
  • Monitoring of health and safety performance
  • Provision of health and safety training for managers and staff
  • Maintenance of records to meet statutory requirements
  • Liaison with relevant enforcing authorities

 Our Service Level Statement is available online

Postal Address


Safety Services Office
University of Leicester
University Road

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2426
E: safetyservices@le.ac.uk

Ground Floor
106 New Walk

Location Map

 Safety Services Office Staff

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Director of Safety Services

Michael Haynes-Coote

Tel: 0116 252 2425


  • Risk management
  • Safety management systems
  • Incident investigation  
  • Management standards [stress]


Key activities

Responsible for the development of the University’s strategic approach to health and safety

Promoting best practice in health and safety across the institution 

Lead the Safety Services team to provide an high quality advisory service and monitor safety performance  

University representative at the Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA)  

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Radiation Safety Officer

John Scott
(Tuesdays to Fridays)

Tel: 0116 252 2652


  • University Advisor for safety of radiation and equipment

Radiation Safety

Health and Safety contact for the College of Science and Engineering

Key Activities:

Management of compliance systems to meet Environment Agency limits of exposure to ionising radiation

Produce and update university radiation protection rules and ACOPs

Radiation Safety Awareness Training

Fire Safety Officer

Tim Morris

Tel: 0116 252 2651


  • Fire Safety including risk assessment, training and compliance advice


Fire Safety

Key Activities:

Fire risk assessment and reviews


Fire safety advice and training

Evacuation plans

Initiatives to maintain cost effective compliance (Mobility impaired lift evacuations

Produce and update university guidance, policies and ACOPs

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Biological and Chemical Safety Officer

Dr Christopher Bruce

Tel: 0116 252 2020


  • Chemical and Biological Safety

Biological and Chemical Safety

Lead Health and Safety contact for the College of Life Sciences

Key Activities:

Training courses in COSHH and GM

Chemical and biological safety advice

Produce and update university guidance, polices and ACOPs

Administer the GM approval process


Matt Taylor

Health and Safety Adviser

Matthew Taylor

Tel: 0116 229 7770



Lead Health and Safety contact for the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Key activities:

General Health and Safety advice

Produce and update University guidance,   policies and ACOPs

DSE Advisor

General Health and Safety Training courses

Health and Safety Advisor

Miki Brocklehurst

Tel: 0116 252 3178


Lead Health and Safety contact for the College of Science and Engineering

Key Activities:

Project work

Produce and update University guidance, policies and ACOPs

Event management e.g. DSO / BSS events


Temporary Administrator

Jane Yardley

Tel: 0116 252 2426

Initial point of contact (information and referral)

Administrative support to the Safety Services team

Key Activities:

Incident recording/triage and input to database

Liaising with University Insurance department when necessary

Managing First Aid supplies and requests

Managing First Aid training


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