Registry Health and Safety
Review following Organising for Success change and COVID-19
Registry Health and Safety will shortly be reviewed following substantial staffing changes as a result of Organising for Success. Additionally, COVID-19 arrangements mean that many staff are working from home.
Registry Health & Safety Audit
A Registry Health & Safety Audit was undertaken in January 2015 by members of staff from the Safety, Health & Environment Unit . A copy of the report can be found here.
Registry Health & Safety Policy
A copy of the Registry Health & Safety Policy can be found here. If you have any queries please contact the Claire Southon in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.
Local Health & Safety Inductions
New members of staff* are required to be given a local safety induction within the first week of their employment by the Head of Section concerned or his/her nominated delegate (given in section 2.4 of Annexe A of the Registry Health & Safety Policy). Safety induction will follow the guidelines set out in the Health & Safety induction policy and procedures (which may be found on the Safety, Health & Environment Unit's wesite at http:/www.kent.ac.uk/safety/hs/pages/induction/inductionpolicy-proc.html.
Safety Inductors are responsible for ensuring that records of inductions are kept and that the Safety, Health & Environment Unit is advised of the name and other details of new members of staff.
New members of staff* are also required to attend a Safety, Health & Environment Unit induction session within the first three months of their employment.
- *This includes temporary staff
First Aiders and First Aid boxes in the Registry
A list of First Aiders and the location of First Aid Boxes in the Registry can be found here.If you wish to raise a Health & Safety issue please contact your line manager or your departmental representative on the Registry Health & Safety Committee. Alternatively, please contact Claire Southon in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.
Registry Safety Committee
The Registry Safety Committee covers the Registry Building; Senate Building; Registry Staff or other Registry Staff based elsewhere on campus (excluding staff under the control of the Director of Estates and the Sports Centre).
Terms of Reference
The Committee is a forum for discussion about matters relating to the health and safety of Registry staff in the location defined in the Committee's title. It provides advice to the responsible officer for the Registry Building about health and safety matters affecting such staff (such as the Registry Health & Safety Policy; local rules and procedures).
The Committee has a monitoring role in relation to inspections, fires/false alarms and accidents in the locations defined in the Committee's title and health and safety training and hence the Committee receives regular reports on such matters. The Committee discusses items from the Safety, Health & Environment Executive Committee and the Safety Office and advises the responsible officer for the Registry about implementation.
The Committee meets at least twice per year as required by the University policy.
If you wish to raise a Health & Safety issue please contact your line manager or your departmental representative on the Registry Health & Safety Committee. Alternatively, please contact Claire Southon in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.