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Faculty Safety Policy

Manchester School of Art
Health & Safety Commitment Statement

The Dean of Faculty and Pro-Vice Chancellor, the Heads of Departments and the Head of Faculty Student and Academic Services commit to the

  • implementation of the University Health and Safety Policy by establishing an adequate programme that conforms with statutory law, regulations and approved codes of practice, particularly in relation to hazards peculiar to their areas of control;
  • development and implementation of emergency plans for their areas of responsibility within the University;
  • monitoring of health and safety performance levels including the receipt of an annual health and safety update from the Health and Safety Unit;
  • provision of such resources as required to meet the relevant statutory obligations;
  • development of health and safety policies as a means of identifying the organisation and arrangements for health and safety within their authorised area of responsibility;
  • identification of health and safety priorities relevant to their areas of responsibility.

The Dean of Faculty and Pro-Vice Chancellor, the Heads of Departments and the Head of Faculty Student and Academic Services are responsible for the health and safety of staff, students and visitors within areas under their control. In particular they should:

  • arrange that they and all personnel under their control are made aware of their duties and responsibilities regarding health and safety and that all are adequately trained to discharge such duties;
  • have systems in place which identify relevant hazards and where necessary generate appropriate risk assessments;
  • have procedures in place that facilitate discussion of health and safety arrangements with the appropriate specialist support services with regard to:
    • planning new operations or methods of work, and
    • designing or acquiring new buildings, plant and equipment
  • ensure the provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as may be necessary to ensure the health and safety of those under their control;
  • establish arrangements to ensure that a properly identified structure exists to deal with situations that may require the full or part evacuation of the area;
  • consult where appropriate with Trade Union Safety Representatives.