UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
School of Engineering
SAFETY INSTRUCTION - ISSUE 1 JUNE 1999
SAFETY COMMITTEE - TERMS OF REFERENCE
The basic remit of Safety Committees is given in section 2(7) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which states that the function of a safety committee is to keep under review the measures taken to ensure the health and safety at work of employees and such other functions as may be prescribed. The School of Engineering Safety Committee should thus have the following terms of reference.
- To respond directly to the School Committee of the School of Engineering.
- As necessary to propose to the School Committee developments and modifications to the School of Engineering Safety Policy.
- To develop, modify and introduce Safety Instructions and Local Rules.
- To monitor accident records and make recommendations for corrective action.
- To organise and implement safety inspection and housekeeping tours.
- To receive and consider safety issues and suggestions submitted by employees.
- To monitor and audit health and safety record keeping.
- To make a positive contribution to the University Safety Committee.
- To communicate health and safety issues to staff and students.
In addition the Safety Committee should also consider environmental issues; in particular, the development of an environmental policy and other strategic issues, such as waste management.
C R Werrett, Safety Officer
Review date: 6.2000