EveryDaySafe is the result of a comprehensive two-year review of how we manage health and safety. Its overarching goal is to achieve an action-oriented safety culture that reflects the University's position as a world leader in research and teaching. That means everyone feeling confident about the safety of their working environment and taking the right action to keep themselves and others safe.

We want everyone to become good safety citizens – working together to make sure everyone in our community is safe, wherever we work and whatever we do.

The changes we are making through the EveryDaySafe programme focus on improving leadership, engagement, competency, networking, reporting and systems. Importantly, our staff will be directly involved in creating the changes needed to improve our safety culture.

Look, Learn, Act

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This is the message of our latest campaign aimed at encouraging practical, everyday action by staff across the University. The topic is: know your safety signs. Look out for posters in and around your department, and information, animations and videos in your local staff newsletters, social media and intranets.

Watch Dr Chris Williams, University Safety Officer, provide a short, fun, informal explanation of the four types of safety signs you can find in different spaces around the University. Also, have a go at our latest EveryDaySafe quiz, which will test your knowledge on different types and examples of safety signs and why they’re important in the workplace, along with some signs trivia.

Find out more about safety signs and what they mean

EveryDaySafe values

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There are five values underpinning EveryDaySafe: success, responsibility, action, learning and leadership. Watch the video from Safety Executive Group co-chair, Martin Maiden to learn more. You can still enter our EveryDaySafe values quiz to try your hand at answering our ten questions about safety – it’s a fun way of finding out some things about safety that might surprise you.

What do we actually mean by safety?

When we talk about safety, we mean physical health and safety and environmental compliance  ̶  for example making sure that we prevent leaks from our buildings into water systems which then present a risk to health.

Environmental sustainability, mental and occupational health are not part of the EveryDaySafe programme. You can find more information about these in the related links section on the right-hand side of this page.