University Health and Safety Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023

Good health and safety prevents accidents, reduces risk to people and property, ensures compliance with statutory requirements and reduces the potential for harm to health.

The Vice-Chancellor signing the Health and Safety Strategic Plan


The Health and Safety Management Sub-Committee commissioned a working group, chaired by Professor Mark Brouard, to examine how we might enhance our already good position in health and safety.

The primary outcome of this group was a Strategic Plan Map which identifies four key priorities – Leadership, Competence, Knowledge and Risk Management.

The map can be found on the right hand side of this page, together with a supporting statement which provides more detail.

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Pictured above, Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson signs the plan with  Gary Tideswell – Director of Occupational Health and Safety (left) and Professor Peter Bruce – Wolfson Professor of Materials and Chair of Health and Safety Management Sub-Committee (right)