Estates Office Health
addition to the University’s Health & Safety Unit and Safety Advisors, the
Estates Office has a Health and Safety Team (H&S email address?) who
provide advice and support to Estates Office staff on all health and safety related
matters as well as developing health and safety management systems for the
activities carried out by the Estates Office.
Estates Office manages and maintains University property activities using a
variety of University staff and contractors. It is essential that Estates
Office staff and contractors do as much as they can to avoid causing harm to
staff, students and members of the wider community by their actions or
We strive for excellence. We seek to be best in
the sector and comparable in standards to professional services staff in
world-leading universities around the globe in everything we do. That includes
how we manage health and safety. Ensuring that this is a safe place for staff
and students is an absolute priority. The University Health and Safety Policy
sets out the management framework we use to achieve that. In addition the Estates Office has produced a
number of helpful documents for Contractors.
The information is for Contractors directly employed by the University of
Birmingham Estates Office, who carry out the work for and on behalf of the
Estates Office on University premises and on contracts specifically managed by
the Estates Office.
What Documentation is
The Estates Office has
developed various documents
Current documentation: -
Estates Office Management of Contractors Policy
Estates Office Contractors Rules and Standards for Safe Working
The Estates Office Health and Safety Information
and Guidance for Contractor’s Employees
What should you do next if you want to work for the
University of Birmingham Estates Office?
Familiarise yourself with the information.
Provide written confirmation to The University of
Birmingham Estates Office Health and Safety Advisor that you have received this
information and that you understand its contents using this form.
Ensure that your own staff and any subcontractors you may
employ are briefed appropriately in the content prior to working at the
must be stressed that the documentation does not exempt Contractors from their
statutory duties relating the health and safety and the documentation is not
intended to replace the Contractor’s own Health and Safety Policy or Safe
Working procedures. However the documentation is intended to assist them in
compliance with those duties.
are expected to co-operate fully at all times in all matters relating to health