Health and Safety policy

Our Commitment to Health and Safety

The University of Exeter proudly commits to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all staff, students, visitors and contractors. The University recognises that safety is directly linked to its success and growth. People are our most important asset and we are committed to ensuring that all necessary arrangements are in place to protect our staff, students and visitors. The University has set itself the aim to firmly establish itself within the top ten universities in the UK and its education and research strategies are designed to achieve this ambition. We recognise and value the contribution made by our employees and by working together, we strive to ensure the work we do sustains a safe and healthy environment for everyone. The Council of the University is charged with ultimate responsibility for health and safety and is committed to ensuring that this responsibility is effectively discharged throughout the University. The Council has delegated responsibility to the Vice-Chancellor who has appointed a team to disseminate safety instruction throughout the organisation.

Through these devolved duties all staff have a role in creating and sustaining a healthy and positive working environment. We have adopted a health and safety management system that sets clear direction for us to follow to ensure that excellent standards are implemented. We will ensure that all staff are competent in managing their own safety and that of others. We will aim to measure the effectiveness of all our systems and processes regularly to ensure that we continually improve.

Safety standards