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Departmental Safety Officer

 

by Hayley Woffendin last modified Jan 07, 2019 11:11 AM History

Ms Laura TurnerPhoto of Laura Turner



I am responsible for:

  • Advising and assisting the Head of Department on University and Departmental Health & Safety Policy.
  • Producing and maintaining the Departmental Safety Policy.
  • Ensuring efficient operation of the Departmental Safety Committee, including acting as Secretary to the Committee.
  • Reporting accidents, incidents and near misses involving staff, students and visitors to the University Safety Office, ensuring we comply with RIDDOR.
  • Leading safety audits (both internal and external) and return data for annual audits, e.g. chemicals, biological safety, laser and sealed sources.
  • Ensuring new members of the department, including visitors, are inducted in health & safety issues.
  • Circulating health & safety information to all staff and students.
  • Keeping abreast of UK and University Health & safety laws.
  • Attending Health & Safety related training courses, as and when necessary.

 Additional:

  • Departmental Fire Safety Manager
  • Departmental Chemical Safety Officer (ChemInventory administrator)
  • Membership of the following committees:
    • Department of Oncology Management Committee
    • Department of Oncology Emergency Action Plan Team
    • Clifford Allbutt Building Safety Committee
    • Hutchison/MRC Research Centre Health & Safety Committee
    • Hutchison/MRC Research Centre Emergency Action Plan Team
    • Hutchison/MRC Research Centre Human Human Tissue Act Committee

Working hours:

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 13:00