As taken from the University Health and Safety Policy, Research Supervisors must establish a health and safety culture that includes awareness and understanding; effective processes; and positive behaviour.
Health and safety should be integral to what you do such that as staff you understand the hazards and risks that could be faced; and the behaviours, control measures and local rules that need to be instigated.
Good health and safety will:
- Improve the quality and viability of research bids and proposals
- enable research
- reduce the likelihood of serious incidents that could interrupt your research
As the Research Supervisor, you are responsible for the health and safety of research carried out by the researchers you supervise so it is vital that you understand what constitutes good risk management and that you are satisfied that sufficient controls are in place to manage the risks to an acceptable level.
For those not familiar with Risk Assessment, the following guidance should be read first: Risk Assessment.
For the Science and Engineering Departments: There are some specific requirements for those conducting research in Practical Research Departments. Please ensure that you know what these are if applicable to you.
To continue the training you now need to follow along the right path. The rest of the training has been split into two depending upon where you are based within the University, please choose the most appropriate for your area and complete all sections through to completion of the quiz: