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  • Under section 2(3) of the Health and Safety at work Act 1974, the University must describe the organisation and arrangements for implementing its health and safety policy, and make this information available to employees.
  • Every member of the University community has a responsibility to achieve good health and safety practice. This responsibility increases incrementally through the levels of the University line management structure.
  • In consultation with its recognised trade unions and its Health and Safety Committee, Manchester Metropolitan University has adopted the principles of the Health and Safety Executive HSG 65, Managing for Health and Safety, the ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ approach. This Policy has also taken account of specific sector guidance as follows:
  • Leadership and management of health and safety in higher education institutions;
  • Health and Safety Management Performance Standards (HASMAP) auditing package as promoted by UCEA and USHA( new guidance to be launched in 2016)
  • Safety representatives’ Charter by Health & Safety Commission
  • Responsible research6 - managing health and safety in research: guidance for the not-for-profit sector;

This list of documents will be regularly reviewed and updated by the Health and Safety and Wellbeing Committee and are available from the Health and Safety Unit web pages

  • The line management arrangements, roles, and responsibilities are summarised in the chart that follows. There is a description of key roles in the following paragraphs.

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