Health and Safety Policy

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Health and Safety Polic y Organisation and Arrangements Contents Health and safety policy statement 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Introduction Health and safety management Planning Health and safety assistance Co-operation and consultation Information to staff Review of policy 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 Responsibilities Principal and Vice Chancellor Director of Human Resources Vice Principals Health and Safety Advisor Deans of School and Heads of Department Health and Safety Coordinators Heads of Subject / Academic Directors and Support Managers Director of Estates and Facilities Health and Safety Committee All members of staff 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Planning, organising and controlling Introduction Legal framework Planning and organising Controlling Responsibilities Version 3 March 2010 1-1 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Health and Safety Management System Health and safety polic y statement The Court of Queen Margaret University recognises and accepts its responsibilities as an employer for ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of our staff while at work, and for the health and safety of any other person who may be affected by what we do. We recognise that effective health and safety management can contribute towards organisational performance by reducing injuries, ill health, unnecessary losses and liabilities. To make this happen, we will create and maintain a positive health and safety culture that secures the commitment and participation of all staff to help us achieve the high standards of health and safety in the workplace. Health and safety is a primary objective of our activities. We will try, so far as is reasonably practicable, to conduct our activities without avoidable risk to the health and safety of our
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