Workplace health and safety

The University of Birmingham is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy and safe working environment for all its employees, students and any other people who may be affected by its activities. This commitment is expressed in the  Universities Health and Safety Policy

The University's Safety Services' role is to assist the University in the development and implementation of University Health and Safety Policy and to provide expert advice.

Safety Services have scientific and technical expertise provided by professionally qualified advisers.  

The team works closely with other departments in the University, in particular Occupational Health, and with external agencies.

From this page you can find a wide range of health and safety information and advice on many topics, mostly provided by the Health and Safety Unit. If you need to know more please contact the Safety Services team.

Frequently asked questions

Topics covered listed A-Z

Latest news and updates

Health and Safety Management 

Health and Safety Policies

Health and Safety Guidance

Health and Safety Committees

Health and Safety Courses  

Fire Safety

Local Co-ordinators

Local Health and Safety Web Pages (College/CS/Schools/Departments)

Accident and Incidents


First Aid


Contacts for advice




Professional Services