The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (SHEEC)
Chair: Professor Keith Mander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
Lay Member of Council: Stephen Grix
Director of Estates (Peter Czarnomski)
Director of Commercial Services (Simon Westerman)
Director of Human Resources (Margaret Ayers)
Dean of a Faculty (Professor Mark Burchell)
Director of Health, Safety & Environment (Bernard Angus);
Chair of HSECC (tbc).
Karen Goffin, Secretary of the Council (K.R.Goffin@kent.ac.uk).
Quorum: 3 members (approved by Council in December 2005).
Frequency of meetings: 3 p.a.
Terms of Reference
The Safety, Health and Environment Executive Committee (SHEEC) is responsible to Council for overseeing the management of risk to safety, health and the environment throughout the University. The Committee provides a forum for co-ordinating executive action, to determine action or to advise the Vice-Chancellor and Council on:
- developing the University’s safety, health and environment policies and procedures;
- pursuing the effectiveness of, and compliance with, such policies and procedures and considering methods of improving safety, health and environmental performance;
- setting performance standards and determining action where standards are not being met;
- developing means of raising safety awareness throughout the University and developing its safety culture;
- liaison with the Health, Safety and Environment Consultative Committee;
- providing an annual report on safety, health and environment to Council;
- receiving reports from the Director of Safety, Health and Environment and providing support on matters of health, safety and environment;
- receiving reports from and consulting with advisory groups on safety, health and environment;
- matters of policy in safety, health and environment received from Departmental/Service Heads;
- Instigating special projects or initiatives as necessary;
The Chair of the Committee has delegated authority from the Council to stop or suspend any University activity or prohibit the use of articles, substances, plant, machinery or equipment on campus if the Chair considers this is necessary to prevent accidents or ill-health.
SHEEC has delegated authority from Council and the Vice-Chancellor – to approve new or amended sub-policies, performance standards and procedures made in accordance with the University’s Health and Safety Policy.
The Director of Safety, Health and Environment will assist the Committee and University management in the establishment of policies and procedures; in monitoring the effectiveness of policies and procedures; in recommending safety, health and environmental arrangements and specific actions; and in providing advice on legislation in safety, health and environment.