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The Health and Safety Office provide advice and assistance on workplace health and safety matters in order to assist Heads of Units to manage health and safety in their area and to comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 and associated legislation.
The Key Safety Management Roles of Heads of Units include;
- Preparation and annual review of the Unit Safety Statement. This includes the Unit Safety Statement Policy (link to template) and the risk assessments. The policy and risk assessments may require more frequent review where the risks, changes or other factors require more regular attention.
- Identification and planning of Health and Safety Training, in accordance with relevant risk assessments, to ensure appropriate training is attended by Unit staff.
- Local management of emergency procedures and fire drills.
In 2014/2015 a series of 1-hour Unit Safety Briefings is being held monthly. Use link for further details and registration links
Each Unit needs to periodically assess it's own safety standards see Audits and Safety Reviews for more detail.
The Unit Safety Management Summary lists the NUI Galway Units, their respective Heads and Safety Co-ordinators.
Please contact your Head of Unit/Safety Co-ordinator for local safety information and the Health and Safety Office for general information.