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Health and Safety

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology has both a legal and a moral responsibility to properly manage the health, safety and welfare of all those affected by its research and teaching activities. 

Health and Safety Charter

View the Health and Safety Charter


Health and Safety Policy Statement

The Department's Health and Safety Policy Statement outlines the main arrangements for the management of health and safety. 

View the Health and Safety Policy Statement here



The Department recognises the need to appoint competent health and safety advisers.  The Current Post-Holders (Health & Safety) listing, below, should be consulted for the names and contact numbers of all those currently carrying out particular health and safety roles.

View the Current Post-Holders (Health & Safety) here.


Further information is available on the Department's Intranet:

Safety Handbooks

The safety handbooks provide detailed guidance on the safe working methods which should be followed by all people working in the department. 


Risk Assessments and Forms

The department now employs a unified system of risk assessments. The forms, and supporting documents such as out-of-hours work forms, are in this section. 


Information by Hazard Type

Supporting information and links are provided for specialist categories of hazards.


Near Misses, Incidents and Emergencies

Emergency procedures; accident, incident and near miss reporting forms; reports of past accidents and incidents


Reports and Minutes

Minutes of safety committee meetings and supporting documentation. 


Useful links

Websites giving useful health and safety information