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Health and Safety Compliance Committee

Terms of Reference:

The Committee will perform a strategic role in assessing and reporting progress on the implementation of Health and Safety policies and procedures across all Schools and Directorates. Its purpose is to:

(a) Review the Health and Safety policies, guidance notes, arrangements, management and operational procedures in all areas of Health and Safety (except biological safety) to confirm they are suitable and appropriate, and to monitor statutory compliance and Health and Safety performance in their implementation.

(b) Make recommendations to the Health and Safety Management Group on policy and arrangements required under current or proposed Health and Safety regulations.

(c) Recommend the establishment of Project Groups to review and report back to the Committee on specific issues.

(d) Where appropriate recommend the commissioning of specific reports necessary for specialist advice.

The Committee will report on key Health and Safety compliance issues on an agreed frequency to the Health and Safety Management Group.

The Committee will make recommendations on strategic actions and resources required to address priority Health and Safety Issues and report on the implementation of compliance strategies.



Current Members


Director of Estates
Director of People and Culture

Mr D Toner
Mr A Finlay (Interim Director)

Ex Officio:

Director of People and Culture (or representative)

Ms L Millar (Representing)


Senior Academic Staff (Medicine)

To be confirmed


Senior Academic Staff (Chemistry)

Professor G Sheldrake


Senior Academic Staff (Biological Sciences)

Professor P Prodohl


Director of Operations
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Ms H Hart


Director of Operations
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Mrs C Spence (Interim Director)


Director of Operations
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Mrs S Caldwell


Head of University Safety, Estates Administration and Systems and Chair of the Health and Safety Consultative Committee

Mr R McElnay


Head of Estates Services

Mr P Erwin


Senior Manager, Student Plus

Mr B Horgan


Assistant Estates Manager
Administration, Resources and Safety

Ms L McCollum


School Manager (Across all Faculties)

Mr C Jackson


University Safety Manager

Mrs L Smith


Two Trade Union Safety Representatives

Dr K Morgan (UCU)
Mrs J O'Connor (UNITE)

In Attendance:

Relevant University Officers

As Required

Serviced by:

University Safety Service

Reports to:

Health and Safety Management Group


Receives reports from:

Health and Safety Management Group

Project Groups

Other Committees and Advisory Groups as appropriate

Updated November 2021