|STATEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY ORGANISATION|
MANOR ROAD BUILDING
As University Senior Facilities Manager, with responsibility for the Manor Road Building, on behalf of the Manor Road Building Management Committee, I am responsible for ensuring compliance with the University Health and Safety policy within the boundaries of the Manor Road Building. My responsibilities are set out in the annex to this covering letter. I have delegated some parts of these responsibilities to others and this document describes these and also the advisory arrangements within the building.
1. Executive Responsibility for Safety
Every employee with a supervisory role is responsible for ensuring, in accordance with the law, the health and safety of staff, students and other persons in their area of responsibility and for anyone who may be affected by their work activities. In particular, the responsibilities listed in the Annex, sections A, D, E, F, and G.
In the areas listed below, the persons named have overall executive authority for safety:
Common Service space
All those with executive responsibility should notify the Departmental Safety Officer (DSO) of any planned, new or newly identified hazards in their area and also of those control measures needed to avert any risks involved.
As it my duty to ensure adherence to the University Health and Safety Policy, I must instruct every employee with a supervisory role, and the DSO, to report any breach to their Department Head.
Where supervisors or others in charge of areas or with specific duties are to be absent for significant periods, adequate substitution must be made in writing to me and such employees as are affected. For short periods of absence the following arrangements apply:
2. Advisory Responsibility for Safety
I have listed below those responsible to advise the Manor Road Building Management Committee on matters of health and safety within the building. If any member of the building staff does not take their advice, I must be informed. Exceptionally, if they discover danger, which requires immediate action, they are authorised to take the necessary action and inform me subsequently.
Departmental Safety Officer (DSO)
Mr. G Newman is responsible for:
Departmental Fire Officer
Mr. G Newman is responsible for advising the Manor Road Management Committee on all matters relating to fire precautions and fire prevention within the Manor Road Building.
Departmental Electrical Safety Supervisor
Mr. G Newman is responsible for advising the Manor Road Management Committee on all matters relating to electrical safety within the Manor Road Building to ensure compliance with University Health and Safety Policy [and in particular for the implementation of University Policy S4/10].
Display Screen Assessor
Each Department must appoint a Display Screen Assessor. No one assessor should be expected to assess more than 50 persons.
Building Safety Advisory Committee
In addition to the above arrangements, the Manor Road Building Management Committee and the St. Cross Building Management Panel has set up a joint Safety Advisory Committee. The members are;
The purpose of the Advisory committee is to:
It will meet at least twice a year at a date and time that is agreeable to the committee.
3. Trade Unions and Appointed Safety Representatives
Employees in the building who wish to consult their representatives should contact the senior safety representative of the appropriate trade union as listed in the University Policy Statement S2/04. If you are unable to contact this person you should try to contact the nearest representative who will advise you further.
4. Other Functions
The following persons are trained in administering first aid:
The first aid kits are located in the following places:
5. Individual Responsibility
All University employees, students and all other persons entering onto the Manor Road premises, or who are involved in departmental activities, are responsible for exercising care in relation to themselves and others who may be affected by their actions or omissions. Those in immediate charge of visitors (including contractors) should ensure that they adhere to the requirements of the University Health and Safety Policy as appropriate.
Individuals should offer any advice and suggestions that they think may improve health and safety.
Note: The University Policy statements can be found in your department's administrative offices or with the DSO and are available for your consultation.
6. Specific Arrangements
The following areas present identified significant risk in the building:
George J Newman
Senior Facilities Manager
on behalf of
Dr. P. Rice.
Manor Road Building Management Committee
Annex to Statement of Heath and Safety Organisation
It is my responsibility, as Chairman of the Manor Road Building Management Committee, directly, or through delegation (which is detailed and in writing), in accordance with the law:
Dr. P. Rice.
Manor Road Building Manage