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Health & Safety

Health & Safety Management

Robert Gordon University is committed to the effective management of health and safety.

Information on how health and safety is managed, how responsibility is defined and the roles and remits of committees, departments and individuals.


Arrangements for Health and Safety Management

The University plans its health and safety activities at all levels, setting objectives, targets to meet the objectives and planning activities to meet the targets.

The Arrangements for Health and Safety Management is a sub-section of the Policy Statement for Health and Safety and includes: 

  • Objectives, Targets and Plans
  • Communication and consultation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Competencies for Health and Safety
  • Investigating and Reporting
  • Monitoring and Review
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Active Monitoring
  • Reactive Response
  • Review


Health and Safety Committee

The Health and Safety Committee's purpose is to contribute to the provision by the university of a safe and secure environment for work, study and visit, both on- and off- campus, to ensure that the university‚Äôs reputation is of the highest standing relative to its strategic intent.

It will consider and advise the university on the health, safety and welfare aspects of all RGU policy, procedure and practice relating to staff, students, visitors, contractors and others within RGU campuses and related off-site activities.


Health and Safety Management Structure & Support

The responsibility for safety rests with everyone, from the Board of Governors and the Principal (Vice Chancellor) through to each individual member of staff, student, contractor and visitor. This statement sets out responsibilities to support the principles of the Policy Statement for Health and Safety.

Other than the Health and Safety Committee, there are many bodies and individuals who support Safety Management at RGU, including information on the Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Department.


Accident and Incident Statistics

Robert Gordon University Accident / Incident Locations and Causations by year:


School or Department Health and Safety Co-ordinators

Each School and Department (including subsidiary businesses) will appoint one or more Health & Safety Co-ordinator to act as a conduit for health and safety information, and as a link between the School or Department and the OHES Department.

The main activities involved with this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing a focus for health and safety in the School/Department.
  • Filtering and dealing with straightforward requests for health and safety advice.
  • Resolving simple health and safety enquiries and issues at local level.
  • Liaising with the OHES Department and/or School Health and Safety Co-ordinators as appropriate.
  • Assisting in co-ordinating audits, inspections, investigations and other health and safety initiatives.
  • Monitoring compliance with and performance towards best safety plans.
  • Assisting in co-ordinating implementation of University requirements, and assist in ongoing maintenance and management of findings pursuant to implementation.

The competency requirement of this role is (or working towards) the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Level 3 Award in Health and Safety, provided via the OHES department.

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