Health & Safety Policy

Policy Statement

The Health and Safety Policy of College is intended to meet all relevant legislation and College's Health & Safety Principals. It is intended to provide clear guidance regarding College's expectations of all staff and students and regarding Health & safety and commits College as follows.

1. Environment

to provide an environment in which staff, students and visitors can function without risk to their health or safety;

2. Train

to identify the need for, and to provide, relevant training, instruction, information and supervision to all staff and students;

3. Consult

to provide a means of consultation on health and safety matters for all employees, their representatives, the student representatives, and recognise the role of Trade Union Safety Representatives;

4. Personal responsibility

to promote personal responsibility and effort on the part of everyone to avoid and prevent health hazards and injuries to themselves and to others who may be affected by their acts or omissions and to co-operate with College to comply with its duties, requirements and statutory obligations;

5. Health

to ensure that the principles of good health and safety management are applied to all activities undertaken by the College;

6. Support

to ensure that College’s Health & Safety Officer will be responsible for advice to the organisation, for regular auditing, and has the responsibility and authority for enforcement and will use specialists to provide advice to College when required;

7. Monitor

to monitor the health and safety performance of College through regular reports to College management, and to publicly report on health and safety performance.

Status: Current

Review: July 2019