This section of the website details the various structures within the HSE organisation.
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What are the organisational arrangements?
The Board of Governors, as the Employer, has ultimate responsibility for health, safety and environmental (HS&E) issues at the University. The Vice Chancellor has executive responsibility for all aspects of HS&E. This responsibility is delegated through the management hierarchy to ensure that it is implemented throughout the organisation.
The University Consultative Committee for Health, Safety and the Environment (UCCSHE) serves to enable effective consultation between senior management and other employees on HS&E issues.
The Environmental Strategy Group (ESG) serves to enable continuous improvement to be made on environmental issues.
Each Faculty and Service has its own HS&E committee. These serve to enable local HS&E issues to be raised and addressed by managers and other employees.
Each Faculty and Service has one or more (ASHEC) whose primary role is to support management in ensuring the effective implementation of HS&E requirements locally and to provide guidance as necessary to local staff and students.
University employees are served by a number of Trade Union Safety Representatives who may act on their behalf with regards to HS&E issues.
Each University building has a Nominated Building Manager. This is a senior manager who has been given clear responsibility for the management of fire related, HS&E issues within a specific building. This is particularly important where a building is occupied by more than one Faculty and/or Service.
Other important organisational elements with regard to HS&E issues include Fire Wardens and First Aiders.
The Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) Team are an integral part of Human Resources. We support the Executive and wider management to ensure that HS&E requirements are being met and HS&E initiatives are being driven. We also provide support and guidance to managers and other employees on technical, legal and practical aspects of HS&E.