What you need to know: download the HSE document
SSIS Health and Safety
Welcome to the Health and Safety pages for staff and students in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.
This page provides links to the relevant College and University policies and guidance as well as links to external pages about the law relating to Health and Safety.
The management of Health and Safety in Social Sciences and International Studies
The Director of College Operations, Heads of Discipline and their appointed deputies within SSIS are responsible for implementing the requirements of all relevant safety standards within their teams. All are actively encouraged to attend the Health, Safety and Environment course to ensure they are fully conversant with the legal framework for safety and their role as a leader and manager. Find training.
A guide to the key College safety policies.
- Health and Safety policy
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH)
- Driving vehicles on University business
- Smoking policy
- Display Screen Equipment and Portable workstations
Links to all University policies can be found on the University Health and Safety pages.
Health and safety - mandatory training
The University identifies some training needs as mandatory for staff in order to meet statutory obligations, meet professional standards and/or to support best practice. Course attendance should be booked through the Trent HR system unless advised otherwise.
Further details about booking a mandatory training course.
All staff should also complete a display screen equipment assessment.
What you need to know
All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Health and safety is about stopping you getting hurt at work or ill through work. Your employer is responsible for health and safety, but you must help. Please follow the link below to read more from the Health and Safety Executive.
Health and Safety Law: What you need to know