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Estates Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategic Objectives 2024

Respect yourself and everyone around you. “Nothing is so important that it cannot be done safely.”

Our 8 key health, safety and wellbeing objectives 2024

  1. Risks: Ensure that 100% of Risk Assessments are in place for all identified spaces, work activities and equipment that present significant risk. Risk assessments shall be reviewed, where appropriate, following incident/near miss investigation and/or following any significant change to process or activity, within agreed timescales by July 2024
  2. Safe Systems of Work: Ensure that where risk cannot be completely managed through the use of engineering controls alone that safe systems of work are documented, communicated, implemented and complied with across Estates through the use of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) training and Tool Box Talks (TBTs) by July 2024
  3. Investigate: Ensure that actions identified through the investigation of accidents, incidents, near misses, ill-health etc. are implemented are closed out within agreed timescales > 90%. by July 2024
  4. Audit and Assurance: Ensure that actions identified through proactive monitoring, audit and inspection of contractors and staff are closed out within agreed timescales 95% by July 2024
  5. Training: Ensure that 100% of all mandatory Health and Safety training (as identified within the University Leadership and Management of Health and Safety and Estates training plan) is identified against the job role requirements, attended and delivered. by July 2024
  6. Inclusion and Respect: Ensure Equality Impact Assessments are in place for new and updated policies (where required) and all Estates business continues to foster an Inclusive Environment on campus. This builds on our Estates value of being respectful to others and links into the University’s Equality Objectives.
  7. Take positive action: Have an annual health, safety and wellbeing moment as a whole department by July 2024
  8. Take positive action: Implement the agreed mental health plan as part of the People strategy, raise awareness to provide enhanced wellbeing support for staff by July 2024