Health and Safety


The office is based in Hope Hall on the Streatham Campus.

Safety & Occupational Health
University of Exeter
Hope Hall
Prince of Wales Road
Exeter EX4 4PL

Tel: 01392 725347
Fax: 01392 723115


The Health and Safety website has more information on policies and available guidance.

Kate Lindsell

Assistant Director of HR (Safety, Health and Wellbeing)



Phone: +44 (0)1392 725341 (internal 5341)

Health and Safety team

Mike Wetherell

Senior Health and Safety Advisor (Scientific and Technical)

Mike joined the central safety team in 2014 to help the university further develop organisational wide safety systems in scientific and technical areas following his success in CLES as the Biological Safety Officer. Mike comes with both chemical and biological experience and is currently leading the development of standards covering PUWER, CoSHH, Bottled Science Gas, Carriage of Dangerous Goods, LOLER and the Safe Laboratory Project. Mike is the lead and main university contact for any scientific or technical safety query.

Phone: Phone: +44 (0)1392 726345 (internal 6345)

Brian Robertson

Health, Safety and Radiation Protection Officer

Brian joined the safety team in 2014, is a qualified Radiation Protection Adviser and Radioactive Waste Adviser. Brian is the main contact for ionising and non-ionising radiation safety, compliance with the ionising radiations regulations, environmental permitting regulations and other applicable legislation.

Phone: Tel: 01392 725339 Mob: 07764959682

Rhian Loosemore

Health & Safety Advisor

Rhian joined the University in 2013 and is currently leading the development of standards covering incident reporting & investigation and COSHH management. Rhian is also the team link to the Cornwall campuses. Rhian is a key point of contact for anyone needing advice or support from the Health and Safety Team.

Phone: +44 (0)1392 726175 (internal 6175)

Sylvia Dell

Safety Systems Administrator

Sylvia is team lead for Incident Reporting Database, Trent booking, radiation database, ISOstock implementation, eye test reimbursement process, First Aider database, Fire Marshalls database, and is the initial contact for data requests and reports.

Phone: +44 (0)1392 725347 (internal 5347)

Fire safety team

Robin (Bob) Sturtivant

Fire Safety Assistant

Having retired from uniformed service after 33 years Bob joined the team in 2013 and leads on the development and delivery of Fire training.  Bob is also a key member of the Fire Risk Assessment Project team

Phone: +44 (0)1392 726176 (internal 6176)

Ian Heywood

Fire Safety Risk Assessor

Ian has joined the team to assist in the Fire Risk Assessment Project. Ian is responsible for carrying out Fire Risk Assessments in all buildings across the University and working with managers to resolve any issues.

Phone: +44 (0)1392 726176 (internal 6176)

John Howkins

Fire Safety Manager

John has a Fire Service background and is our competent person for fire matters.  He joined the team in 2013 and is currently working on an improvement plan to develop all aspects of fire safety within the organisation. On a daily basis John assists managers and staff with specific fire related queries and is also the lead for the Fire Risk Assessment Project.

Phone: +44 (0)1392 725338 (internal 5338)