The University has a Health & Safety Committee (HSC), with representation from all Schools and Support Areas, meeting on a termly basis. This Committee is chaired by the Chief of Operations and Estates and reports to the University Council and Executive. There is a sub-committee to HSC, the Biological Sub-Committee, which considers biological and, where appropriate, chemical safety.
Executive Deans and Heads of Support Areas are responsible for the management of health and safety within areas under their control. The majority of Schools and Support Areas have established their own health and safety committee to discuss local safety issues and act as a channel of communication to the HSC.
There is also a Health & Safety Audit Group (HSAG) which is responsible for monitoring how health and safety issues are addressed locally within Schools and Support Areas. The HSAG undertakes internal audits for each area of the University on a 5 year rolling schedule. It provides detailed audit reports to the HSC, recommending areas for improvement and commending on good practice where appropriate.