Health and Safety Information
Policy & Responsibilities
Statement by the Dean of the Manchester School of Art.
People and their duties.
The Site Health and Safety Panel promotes the health, safety and welfare of the faculty's staff, students and visitors.
How students and staff can raise issues concerning health and safety.
How staff, students and visitors are informed about health and safety matters.
The policy will be reviewed annually.
Codes of Practice & Guidance Notes
Accident and Incident Reporting
Reporting of Accidents, Incidents & Dangerous Occurances .
All accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences are reported via the University form. All accidents in workshops must be reported to the Technical Service Manager and Technical Manager. Incidents in other areas of the faculty should be reported to Lesley Bowler, Management Services.
The management of asbestos in University buildings and the responsibilities of students and staff.
Specific advice for the ceramics workshops. Also see Workshop Safety.
Risk assessments have been undertaken for all Faculty buildings. These are on display on safety boards in each building.
Guidance notes. Also see Risk Assessments.
See Setting up your show.
Health and safety advice for users of the Faculty's computer suites and drop-ins.
For the All Saints South Campus (staff login required).
Advice for staff and students. Also see Setting up your show.
The Faculty has guidelines which should be used by students and their tutors during the planning of projects or research work, to identify any potential ethical issues.
The University is committed to establishing and maintaining a management system to ensure that all staff, students and visitors are protected from the risk of fire.
In an emergency situation it is the task of the Fire Marshall and/or Deputy to ensure that the evacuation of the building is completed effectively.
Fire Risk Assessments
Fire risk assesments have been undertaken for each building in the Faculty. They are available at the reception of the buildings.
Members of faculty staff who have been trained to provide first aid.
Procedures are in place for health surveillance for staff exposed to dusts and noise. Eye tests are available to staff who are computer users.
Formal inspections are undertaken annually by heads of school. Workshops are formally inspected annually but also use a system of proactive monitoring using day books and daily and spot checks.
Instructions for staff when installing machinery in workshops.
Advice for students when working in the studios outside normal teaching hours.
Managing the manual handing of loads.
There are notice boards displaying health and safety information near the entrances of the Chatham, Grosvenor and Cavendish buildings.
Also see Fire Precautions and Notice Boards.
Permit to work systems
A permit to work system operates in some of the Faculty workshops. These are clearly noted on workshop doors.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE is issued to workshop users at the point of requirement. Records of PPE are maintained by the Technical manager. Arrangements are in place for Technicians to check PPE on a regular basis and replace any falling below standard. Full footwear and appropriate clothing as described at induction are required in workshops. Workshop users are reminded that they will be asked to leave the workshop if shoes and dress code do not meet the required standard for safe working.
In house and external training courses are available to staff. Students will be given safety information at induction.
Information for students exhibiting at the Degree Show
Smoking is not allowed in any of the faculty buildings.
Advice for working safely in the studios.
Also see Lone Working in Studios.
What items can be brought into the studios.
Generic risk assessments for student visits are available on the admin network for the benefit of tutors.
Guidelines to be followed when using any of the Faculty's workshops.
Also see Ceramics Workshops.
The faculty proactively manages safety in its workshops by maintaining workshop day books, machinery maintenance and inspection logs.
Guidance notes for Programme Leaders and staff involved in the induction of students in the Faculty workshops.