Welcome to Health & Safety
Edinburgh Napier University is committed to ensuring the health and safety of staff, students, visitors and contractors by taking all reasonable steps to provide and maintain safe working conditions, equipment and systems of work.
Health & Safety Covid updates and guidance
***Staff returning to campus:
**Staff continuing to work from home:
All staff working from home must complete the Essential Skillz Home Working eLearning module (accessed from Apps Anywhere apps.napier.ac.uk - Essential Skillz) and read the updated guidance regarding working from home.
***Students returning to campus:
Covid Response Plan
Covid-19 Universities & Colleges SOP - management of outbreaks in places of further and higher education in Lothian (under review)
Covid-19 University Return to Work Risk Assessment
**It is important to continually review/assess all school/service risk assessments, to ensure that all the COVID-19 risks have been fully assessed and that all required additional control measures and PPE are suitable and sufficient and that the University is in full compliance with the current Public Health and government advice/guidelines at all times. **
Other Health & Safety Covid Guidance
Other useful links:
NHS Inform - COVID-19 guidance
Test and Protect app
Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
HSE - Coronavirus (COVID-19) : latest information and advice
HSE - Working Safely during the coronavirus outbreak - a short guide
HSE - Talking with your workers about preventing coronavirus
HSE- guidance on first aid cover and training
HSE - arrangements for driver welfare and hours of work during coronavirus
HSE - Choosing hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants to use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Health Protection Scotland
Health Protection Scotland - Guidance for non-healthcare settings
Scottish Government - Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance
Scottish Government - public use of face coverings
Scottish Government - guidance for universities
Universities UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
RoSPA Order of Distinction Award
Edinburgh Napier has secured The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Order of Distinction Award for 18 consecutive Gold Awards. The award for Occupational Health and Safety recognises consistently high standards in the management of Occupational Health and Safety within the University. In order to enter the award category the Health & Safety Team had to submit a detailed portfolio of all of our management systems in Occupational Health and Safety, which RoSPA then evaluated.
Find your way round the Health & Safety website - use the menu on the left to access each section
Booklets - staff and student safety guides, management of health and safety guide, Code of Practice for Contractors
Contact us - contact details for the Health & Safety Team
Fire and emergency - emergency procedures, disabled refuges, assembly points
Forms and checklists - templates for health and safety forms
Guidance - A to Z of safety topics
Policies and Procedures - A to Z of university Health & Safety Policies
Training - info on face to face training and eLearning
The main functions of the Health and Safety Team
~ to provide information, training and advice on all aspects of health, safety, welfare and the environment as it affects the University staff, students, visitors and contractors in order to ensure that standards of health, safety and welfare within the University comply with the requirements of all relevant legislation, codes of practice, guidance notes etc. and the University Health and Safety Policy and Procedures.
~ to develop, implement and monitor fire precautions and procedures throughout the University.
~ to develop, implement and monitor the management of health, safety, fire and workplace policies and procedures throughout the University.