Health and Safety
In accordance with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other statutory provisions the primary aim of Hartpury College is to provide (so far as is reasonably practicable) a safe, incident-free and healthy place of work and learning for staff, students and visitors. In doing so particular emphasis is placed on the need to recognise the age and relative workplace inexperience of all learners, this will be achieved through appropriate training, monitoring and supervision.
The College Senior Management regards health and safety as a core management function with at least equal importance as any other management function of the College and will accordingly allocate sufficient resources and work to ensure the commitment of all members of staff to the full implementation of the College’s Health and Safety Policy.
The attention of all College employees is drawn to their legal responsibility under section 7 of the above Act, to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts and/or omissions and to co-operate with their employer with regard to health and safety matters. All persons on College premises have a duty under section 8 of the above Act not to interfere with or misuse anything provided by the College in the interests of health and safety. Regulation 14 of the Management of Heath and Safety Regulations (1999) requires all employees to report without delay, to their employer or a colleague with health and safety responsibilities such as the Health & Safety Officer, any work situation that could give rise to serious and imminent danger to health and safety and also any noted shortcomings in the employer’s protection arrangements for health and safety.
The person with overall responsibility for health and safety is the Principal who will be assisted by persons appointed to ensure compliance in all matters relating to health, safety and welfare.
Health and Safety policy