The Estate Development Service provides health and safety support for all aspects of work on the estate.

Health and safety

The Estate Development Service (EDS) provides specialist health and safety support on all aspects of work on the University estate to staff and contractors. Key areas of support include:

Construction Health and Safety Officer

The Construction Health and Safety Officer provides support to project teams on:

  • Procurement - particularly on the appointment of CDM Coordinators
  • Constructability reviews during scheme development
  • Contractor selection
  • Performance monitoring of works and contractors – refer to Code of Practice

Other construction health and safety responsibilities include:

  • Administering of Permits
  • Accident / incident monitoring and reporting, and carrying out investigations.
  • Providing support to the University Health and Safety Office for campus audits and investigations.
  • Cascading of construction health and safety information to staff and contractors as appropriate by means of Construction Safety Bulletins.

Asbestos management

The asbestos management team are based at Lafrowda House. They are responsible for:

  • Maintaining asbestos records including registers.
  • Monitoring asbestos condition.
  • Arranging surveys and removal works.

A number of asbestos consultancy contracts are managed by the team. A permit system applies to all asbestos activities.

More information is provide on our asbestos page.

Gas safety

The University of Exeter operate and manage an independent gas network. The gas safety case and any major gas works come under the management of EDS with a specialist consultant appointed as the Gas Safety Engineer.

High voltage system

The University of Exeter operates an independent high voltage power network. A consultant is appointed as authorising engineer with a number of staff within EDS appointed as authorised persons (electrical).

A strict permit and lock out system is operated and managed for works on the high voltage network.

Safety manual

Staff within EDS operate under the University health and safety policy and procedures.