Health and Safety Committee

Health and Safety Committee

The University's Health and Safety Committee is a committee of the Policy and Resources Committee (PaRC). The remit of the Committee is:

  1. To advise PaRC on matters relating to general health, safety and wellbeing policy
  2. To recommend to the PaRC actions necessary to implement University health, safety and wellbeing policies
  3. To monitor the extent of compliance with University health, safety and wellbeing policies and to recommend to PaRC actions necessary to address areas of non-compliance
  4. To maintain standing sub-committees to consider health and safety matters relating to use of ionising and non-ionising radiations and work with genetically modified and wild-type organisms
  5. To provide a forum for consultation and discussion of health, safety and wellbeing matters
  6. To promote a culture of consciousness of health, safety and wellbeing and of continuing improvement in those areas
  7. To report at least three times each year to PaRC

Membership of the Committee

  • Secretary to the University (Chair)
  • Appointed by PaRC, Professor P Fowler
  • Appointed by PaRC, Vacancy

Management Representatives

  • School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Communication, Dr S Pugh
  • School of Law, Mrs C Lawie
  • School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, Mrs Kate Smith
  • School of Education, Vacancy
  • School of Biological Sciences, Ms S Blaney
  • School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition, Professor I McEwan
  • School of Chemistry and School of Natural & Computing Sciences, Dr R Ebel
  • School of Engineering and School of Geosciences, Mr E Stephen
  • Libraries, Special Collections & Museums, Mr N Curtis
  • Digital & Information Services, Mr K Smith
  • Estates & Facilities, Mr R Philp or Mr D Malcolm
  • Human Resources, Mrs T White

Trade Union Representatives

  • PROSPECT, Mrs D Wilson
  • UNITE THE UNION, Mrs J Walker
  • UNITE THE UNION, Vacancy
  • UCU, Professor D Anderson
  • UNISON, Mrs E Robertson

Ex Officio

  • Director of Estates & Facilities, Mr A Donaldson
  • Students' Association Sports Officer
  • Students' Association Welfare Officer
  • Students' Association President
  • Students' Association, Mr S Carle

In Attendance

  • University Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Mr G Fisher
  • University Senior Safety Adviser, Dr A Petrie
  • University Safety Adviser (Clerk), Mrs V Amakiri

Fire Safety Adviser


It should be noted that minutes will be published after they have been approved at the following meeting and are therefore not liable to be amended. Whilst the University endeavours to make minutes as widely available as possible, we do not wish to inhibit discussion at committee meetings, and therefore occasionally minutes may have sections removed for reasons of confidentiality. In these instances, a note will be inserted indicating that the minute has been edited on the grounds of confidentiality.

If you wish to see minutes prior to those available below, then please contact the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team in the first instance.

Minutes of meetings held 2021/22


Minutes of meetings held 2020/21