Health, Safety and Environment Committee

Health, Safety and Environment Committee

Constitution

Chair
The College Secretary & Registrar

Management

  • One member from each of the Faculties, appointed by the Dean and to comprise either the Dean, or a Vice-Dean 
  • The Director of Estates Facilities 
  • The Director of Human Resources
  • The Associate Provost (Institutional Affairs)

Co-opted Members

  • Up to three external members with experience of 
  • health, safety and environmental management
  • The Imperial College NHS Trust Head of Health and Safety

In attendance

  • The Director of Safety
  • The Deputy Safety Director and BioRisk Manager
  • The Radiation Protection Manager
  • The College Safety Auditor
  • The Chief Fire Officer
  • The Director of Occupational Health
  • Faculty Operating Officers
  • The Imperial College Union Deputy President (Finance & Services)
  • The Director of Student Support

Other advisors may be invited to attend on an ad hoc basis

Secretary
The Scholarships and Governance Officer

About the Committee


The Health, Safety & Environment Committee reports to the Provost’s Board and is to provide it and, through it, the Cabinet and the Council with an annual report on the College’s health, safety and environmental performance.

The Committee has the following sub-committees:

  • The Health & Safety Consultative Committee, which has been constituted in accordance with the Safety Committees and Safety Representatives Regulations 1977, for the purpose of consultation on matters pertaining to health and safety, between management and union representatives.
  • The Nuclear Safety Committee, which is intended to meet the requirements of Site Licence Condition 13(2) (LC13(2)) for the Consort Research Reactor. The Committee advises the College on all matters which may affect safety on or off the licensed site.


Terms of Reference

A PDF copy of the Committee's Terms of Reference and constitution may be downloaded by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

  1. To oversee the development and monitor the implementation of the College’s Health & Safety Management System, Environmental Management System and associated procedures and codes of practice.

  2. To keep under review the College’s compliance with health, safety and environmental legislation.

  3. To monitor trends in occupational ill health, near misses, accidents, dangerous occurrences and environmental incidents, and to consider their implications for the College against national benchmarks.

  4. To ensure that the recommendations of inspections and audits carried out internally by the Occupational Health, Safety and Estates Facilities Departments and externally by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Environment Agency (EA) and other regulatory authorities are implemented.

  5. To receive regular reports from the Safety Director, the Director of Occupational Health and the Director of Estates Facilities.

  6. To receive regular safety reports from the College’s Faculties, Divisions and Campuses.

  7. To review its own terms of reference and constitution and those of its subordinate committees annually.

  8. The Health, Safety & Environment Committee reports to the Provost’s Board and is to provide it and, through it, the Risk Committee, and the Council with an annual report on the College’s health, safety and environmental performance.

  9. The Committee has the following sub-committees:

    a.  The Health and Safety Consultative Committee, which has been constituted in accordance with the Safety Committees and Safety Representatives Regulations 1977, for the purpose of consultation on matters pertaining to health and safety, between management and union representatives.

    b.  The Nuclear Safety Committee, which is intended to meet the requirements of Site Licence Condition 13(2) (LC13(2)) for the Consort Research Reactor.  The Committee advises the College on all matters which may affect safety on or off the licensed site.

  10. The Committee shall meet not less than three times a year.

  11. The quorum shall be the Chairman or deputy he appoints and three other members.

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