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University Health and Safety Executive Committee

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Membership 2021/22

The Registrar or nominee (Chair)

Rachel Sandby-Thomas

Chair of the University Health and Safety Committee

Professor Mike Ward

Director of Health and Safety

John Phillips

Director of Human Resources

Geraldine Mills

Director of Estates

James Breckon

Commercial Director, or nominee

Rupert Lawrie

Finance Director

Andrew Smith

Chair of the Faculty of Arts, or nominee

Professor Rebecca Earle

Chair of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, or nominee

Professor David Leadley

Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences, or nominee

Jackie Clarke

Director of the Research Technology Platforms, or nominee

Dr Ian Hancox
A Trade Union representative nominated by the University Health and Safety Committee and appointed by the University Executive Board Lee Cartwright
One independent member with expertise in the area, appointed by the University Executive Board, who may be a serving independent member of the Council

TBC

A Student representative, nominated by the Students' Union and appointed by the University Executive Board Charlton Sayer

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 Terms of Reference

(a) To advise the University Executive Board on all matters relating to the health and safety of staff, students, contractors and members of the public entering the precincts of the University or involved in University activities.

(b) To advise the University Executive Board on the legal obligations of the University in respect of health and safety, including obligations towards members of the public who might be affected by the activities of the University.

(c) To consider reports from the University Health and Safety Committee and its sub-committees, the CCSG, PSG and Faculty H&S Committee.

(d) To review at least annually the University Health and Safety Policies, and to recommend any changes to the Policy Oversight Group.

(e) To monitor the effectiveness of the University’s arrangements for the management of Health and Safety, and to make recommendations to the University Executive Board.

(f) To approve on an annual basis institutional Health & Safety objectives and work plan, and to consider quarterly health and safety performance reports.

(g) To consider the outcomes of internal and external audit and inspection reports in relation to Health & Safety.

(h) To consider and report to the University Executive Board on institutional Health and Safety risks and control measures.

(i) To report annually to the Audit and Risk Committee, or more often if required, on matters of Health & Safety governance, compliance and assurance.

(j) To determine and disseminate action on health and safety matters to University management as and when required.

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Reporting Structure

The University Health and Safety Executive Committee (UHSEC) reports to the University Executive Board and to the Audit and Risk Committee.

UHSEC has the following sub-committees-groups:

Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of the Committee Structure.

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Secretariat

Secretary: John Phillips, Director of Health and Safety

Assistant Secretary: Suzie Lynn, Health and Safety Administration Officer

Papers for consideration by the University Health and Safety Executive Committee should be submitted to the Secretary two weeks in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered.

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Meetings

Dates of meetings of the University Health and Safety Executive Committee can be found in the University Committee Timetable.

Click here to access minutes of previous meetings.

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