Statement from the Head of School - SBS
The aim held by all staff in the School of Biological Sciences is to carry out research of the highest quality and to provide excellent teaching and training for our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Within these aims there is embedded a commitment to a health, safety and wellbeing strategy. Whatever we do in terms of research and teaching must not endanger staff, students or members of the wider community. The School and the University has recently re-evaluated its Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy and in this booklet you will find details of how we manage operations to prevent circumstances which could cause injury or ill health. Every member of staff and every student has a role to play in the correct implementation of these procedure. Health, Safety and Wellbeing legislation imposes duties on all University employees and students as well as on the School and the University. To meet our statutory obligation we require co-operation and active engagement.
Adopting a safety culture in all our activities from bannister holding on the stairwells in Old Aberdeen to rifle management in Spitzbergen must be at the heart of our operating culture. And we must learn from our experiences and from each other. Our systems and procedures can always be refined and enhanced. The School will formally review our Health, Safety and Wellbeing procedures every 12 months in September. Any student or member of staff with suggestions for making these procedures more effective is encouraged to contact the School Safety Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Graeme I. Paton