Health and Safety


Statement of Intent

Estates Facilities & IT services (EFIT) is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for both employees and all others affected by the division’s activities, in accordance with:-

  • the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974;
  • supporting regulations;
  • the University Health and Safety Policy and;
  • current best practice.

EFIT is actively committed to:-

  • compliance with both the spirit and letter of Health and Safety Legislation;
  • maintenance of safe working arrangements and a healthy environment throughout the University;
  • provision of appropriate resources, information, instruction and training;
  • encouraging everyone to actively participate and contribute to the continuous improvement of health and safety standards.

The Directors and Management team of EFIT recognise that achievement of high standards cannot be met without the commitment of all its employees.  Therefore, procedures for consultation and the provision of information, instruction and training are in place.

It is EFITs intention to acknowledge and comply with its duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and all other relevant legislation.  In order to comply the Division will:-

  • provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from EFIT work activities;
  • Consult our employees on matters affecting their health and safety;
  • Ensure safe use and handling of substances;
  • Provide information, instruction and training and supervision for employees;
  • Provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;
  • Ensure that all employees are competent to do their work and are given adequate training;
  • Prevent accidents and cases of work related ill health;
  • Maintain safe and healthy work conditions;
  • Provide resources to allow EFIT to comply with all Health and Safety legislation;
  • Maintain a commitment to continual improvement;
  • Review the safety management system at least biennially and make any adjustments necessary;