Workplace (health, safety and welfare)
Describes the basic provisions required for healthy and safe workplaces
The University is legally obliged to provide some basic provisions in each workplace for health, safety and welfare purposes. This covers sanitary provisions, standards of housekeeping and cleanliness, temperature, ventilation and decoration, as well as materials of construction (such as glazing) and the required provisions for safety.
Departments, institutions and units must ensure that the workplace is maintained in efficient working order and in good repair. The policy sets out how this is achieved, including the need for:
- regular inspection, testing and cleaning is carried out
- remedying potentially dangerous defects
- ensuing remedial work is carried out properly
- maintaining appropriate records