Health and Safety Induction

What are the health and safety induction arrangements for new members of staff?

As soon as a new member of staff starts work at the University or an existing member of staff moves to a new department or building their new manager or supervisor should, with the member of staff: 

  • Go through the Induction Fire Induction Checklist (MS WORD 54KB) 
  • Tell them the procedure for reporting accidents, illnesses and near misses
  • Tell them the procedure for summoning first aid help
  • Explain to them any particular rules for the building
  • Bring to their attention the General Health and Safety Guidance (PDF 319KB) document
  • Explain to them any particular risks associated with their work
  • Explain to them the procedure if they have any health and safety concerns

Soon after starting work a new member of staff should undertake fire safety training .  

What are the health and safety induction arrangements for new postgraduates?

The arrangements that apply to new members of staff should be applied to postgraduates.  Additionally, if they are living in University accommodation the rules that apply in the accommodation must be drawn to their attention.  This is the responsibility of the Hospitality and Accommodation managers. 

What health and safety advice should new undergraduates be given?

It is prudent at the beginning of the academic year to explain to undergraduates:

  • The procedure in the event of a fire or other emergency
  • The procedure in the event of illness
  • The procedure if they have health and safety concerns
  • Any specific rules for the building

Work carried out by undergraduates should not be hazardous.  However their attention should be brought to the  General Health and Safety Guidance (PDF 319KB) document. Additionally, if they are living in University accommodation the rules that apply in the accommodation must be drawn to their attention.  This is the responsibility of the Hospitality and Accommodation managers.

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Example of Workplace Wellbeing induction flow chart (PDF 24KB) 

Examples of induction check lists:

College of EPS (MS Word 215KB)  

College of Social Science (MS WORD 15KB)

Academic Services (MS WORD 139KB) 

IT Services (MS WORD 35KB)