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Health and Safety Policies - A to Z

 

 

   Policy Link Description

  

A

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Abrasive Wheel click here Link to Property & Facilities policy

 

Access Out With Normal Hours

Access Out With Normal Hours​ 

Summary​

Policy covering the procedure for accessing the University out with normal working hours

 


Access to the University by Children

PDF - summary

PDF - full​

Policy covering access to the university by children (Scottish Law - under 16) and by young persons (under 18)

 

Accidents

PDF - summary​​



 Policy covering accident investigation, prevention, procedures and reporting

 


Appointment of Competent Health & Safety Staff

 

PDF​
 Policy covering requirements for appointment of competent health and safety staff


Asbestos click here   Link to Property & Facilities policy


B
​Body Fluids ​See under "Cleaning up body fluids"
C
​Chemicals ​See Hazardous Substances / Hazardous Chemicals
​Children ​See Access to the University by Children
​Cleaning up body fluids Guidance document​

Confined Spaces

 

See under Working Safely in Confined Spaces

 

Contractors

Contractors Policy

Contractors Summary Policy​

Policy covering how the management of contractors is carried out in the University


Control of Vibration at Work click here Link to Property & Facilities policy
D
Design, Development and Manufacture Policy
Policy covering safety requirements for any process or equipment designed, developed or manufactured by a School/Service. Includes guidance on 3D printing.


Drinking and Eating ​PDF
Driving at Work (University Hired / Leased Vehicles)  

Driving at Work Policy


 

Driving at Work Summary​

 Policy providing guidance and a framework for the operation of University owned or operated vehicles


​Display Screen Equipment (DSE) ​​computers and other hand held devices guide

DSE summary​


​DSEAR assessment ​PDF ​ ​Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (guidance/flowchart)
E
Emergency Procedure

​​click here​   

What to do in the event of the fire alarm sounding or on discovering a fire


Emergencies - other

clic​k here​​

 e.g. hazardous chemical spillage, gas leak - link to emergency response procedures 


Events, Exhibitions and Filming

PD​F - summary

PDF - full


​External clients - leasing rooms / labs / equipment ​​Policy
Induction Form
Flowchart​
Responsible Person - definition and duties​
​Policy, flowchart and induction form for the management of external clients leasing rooms/labs/equipment from the university


F
Filming See under Events, Exhibitions and Filming
Fire

​Fire Policy​​

Fire Summary Policy​

 Policy covering the fire safety management strategy for the university


First aid ​First Aid Policy

 

​First aiders guidance ​​First Aiders Guidance​
H
​Hazards - reporting of ​​​PDF - summary ​ ​

​Hazardous substances - purchasing/storage/disposal


Hazardous chemicals - safe storage

 

​​PDF​


PDF

​ ​Guidance for purchasing, storage and disposal of hazardous substances

Detailed guidance on storage of chemicals


Health Surveillance

​​PDF - summary​

PDF - full

 Policy covering the legislative requirement, objectives, guidance and procedures for health surveillance in the university

 

Heating click here Link to Property & Facilities policy
Homeworking click here   Link to HR&D policy

 

Housekeeping

PDF - sum​mary

PDF - full​

Policy covers housekeeping throughout the University including workshops, laboratories, classrooms, offices and workrooms

 

L
Legionella click here   Link to Property & Facilities policy

 

Lift Release Procedure click here Link to Emergency Response Procedures (ERP) - see page 5 of ERP document



M
​Manual Handling ​​summary flowchart​ ​ ​Manual handling assessment flowchart
Multi-functional Devices, Photocopiers and Laser Printers

PDF - summary

PDF - full​ 

Policy covering purchasing, installation and use of MFDs, photocopiers and laser printers


N
Noise

Noise Policy

Noise Policy Summary

Noise Assessment Flowchart 

Policy covering the University's obligations on noise assessment and preventative and/or protective measures

 

P
​Pagers ​​PDF - summary​ ​ ​
Procedure for issuing and use of vibrating pagers for staff and students


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

​Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy​

Policy covering types of PPE, issuing, replacement, cleaning, maintenance and training


Photocopiers ​ See Multi-functional Devices, Photocopiers and Laser Printers
Printers See Multi-functional Devices, Photocopiers and Laser Printers

 

​3D Printing ​See Design, Development and Manufacture
Provision and Use of Work Equipment (PUWER)

PUWER Policy

PUWER Summary

PUWER Flowchart - Selection of Work Equipment​

Policy covering selection, use, maintenance, training requirements and disposal requirements of any equipment that falls under PUWER

 

R

​Radiation - x-ray generators

Radiation - ionising radiation

 

​PDF

PDF

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Restricted Areas


Restricted areas summary​

Policy covering access to restricted areas e.g. plant rooms


​Risk Assessment ​​​Policy - PDF
Flowchart​ ​ ​Guidance on risk assessment and how to carry out and complete the risk assessment form

S
Safe Systems of Work

Safe systems policy​

Safe systems summary​​​ 


School/Service Safety Codes PDF​

Policy covering what should be included in individual school/service safety policies

 

Smoking click here   Link to Property & Facilities website

 

Statutory Inspections

  

PDF

Policy covering statutory inspections carried out by enforcement agencies or insurance/service engineers


​Stress ​Stress Policy​​ ​ ​
Stress Managers Guide
Stress Employees Guide

Managing Stress e-Guide tool 
(external link to European Agency for Safety & Health at Work)


Supervision of Students

PDF​ 

Policy covering the supervision of students in workshops and laboratories


T
Training and Competency




Policy  policy covering training provided for staff as required under the Health and Safety at Work Act

Appendix 2 ​  Word version of blank competency matrix

 

Transportation of Gas Cylinders in Vehicles

Transportation of Gas Cylinders policy​

Transportation of Gas Cyclinders summary​

Policy covering driver requirements, vehicle requirements and safety rules for drivers

 

Travel Overseas for Staff

Travel Overseas for Students

Travel Guidance Document

   

Travel Quick guides -
process flowcharts 


Staff Policy​ 

Student Policy​

Travel Guidance​


Quick Guide Staff​​

Quick Guide Students ​

Policy covering staff and students requirements prior to and during their travels abroad

  

V
Violence at Work

PDF

 

Visitors PDF Policy covering responsibilities for schools/services for safety of visitors


W
Water Management ​See under Legionella
Working Alone

PDF - summary

PDF - Policy​

 

​Working Alone - Social Researchers ​PDF policy​ ​ ​Policy providing guidance for social researchers, particularly those in the field on their own


Working Safely in Confined Spaces

 

click here    Link to Property & Facilities policy
Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare)

Workplace Regulations Policy

Workplace Regulations Summary​

Policy covering workplace health, safety and welfare requirements in the University

 

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