Safety, health and environment

Legal and regulatory information

At the University of Central Lancashire, we are committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment for all our colleagues, students and visitors. 

Our achievement of ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational Health and Safety management systems, demonstrates our commitment and want to continually improve and to create a culture of leadership, accountability and competency for safety, health and the environment. 

We are also accredited to the international Environmental Management standard ISO14001, to which our Environmental Management System has been integrated into the Integrated Management System (IMS) for SHE.


Safety, health and environment strategies and policies

Our Safety, Health & Environmental Compliance Policy formalises our commitment to Health and Safety. It clearly sets out the responsibilities we all have for safety, health and the environment from the University Board downwards and encompasses all members of the University community.

The policy also outlines the key processes for safety, health and the environment communication, consultation, and participation key to ensuring the policy and its associated strategy is effectively implemented.

The success of this policy relies on all colleagues’ support and cooperation as we all play a role in health and safety.  

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Emergency egress plans

We have developed three Generic Emergency Egress Plans (GEEPs) for persons who have mobility, visual or hearing impairments. School disability co-ordinators issue one of the relevant GEEPs to a student when they receive the ‘electronic notification’ from the disability team (Student & Academic Support Service).

The GEEPs should be issued as follows: Disability Code:

Fire Safety Strategy

We will ensure that the potential for fires is minimised through effective arrangements covering fire prevention, fire detection, fire protection, fire-fighting and emergency response systems.

Sustainable development

Sustainability has a significant role within the day to day operations across all our campuses and we endeavour to include sustainable development in all of our practices. Read more about sustainable development.

IOSH Managing Safely Training

As one of the top universities in the North West, we provide high-quality cost effective Health and Safety Training.

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Contact us

If you are unable to locate the information you require please contact the Safety, Health and Environment team on +44 (0)1772 892067.