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Safety, Health and Environment

The University has implemented an integrated safety, health and environmental management system in the form of 123 policies and procedures to allow the University to manage its SHE legislative requirements and to identify and control risks before they lead to an undesired event.

During August 2019, we underwent a 12-day audit by BSI of the new SHE Management system and were awarded formal accreditation to the International Standard ISO45001

The University is already accredited to the international Environmental Management standard ISO14001, the University’s Environmental Management System will be integrated into the new Integrated Management System (IMS) for SHE. The University gained accreditation for the IMS to ISO45001, in addition to its existing ISO 14001 accreditation in September 2019.

Safety, health and environment strategies and policies

The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 requires us to do what is 'reasonably practicable' to ensure our health and safety at work, and the health and safety of colleagues and others, for example students, who may be affected by our work activities. Our recent strategies, policies and reports set out how we intend to achieve there requirements

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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

Our fire safety strategy is currently under review. Please check back soon for further details.

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.

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Safety, health and environment training

As one of the top universities in the North West, we provide a range of high quality cost effective First Aid and Health and Safety courses to a wide range of organisations across the North West.

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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.